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DOLLARS AND SENSE ECONOMICS

IWF’s Dollars and Sense Economic project highlights the problems with costs of government overreach, including how government’s overspending impacts the economy and taxpayers and how programs that sound compassionate, such as extended unemployment benefits and generous welfare programs, can discourage work and ultimately harm those they are intended to help. IWF offers an alternative vision of how government can be scaled back, so that aid and intervention is targeted where it is really needed and a thriving private sector and civil society can emerge. IWF highlights ways that government could be streamlined (including reform of our entitlement programs) and how the tax code could be made fairer and less burdensome to encourage greater growth and innovation. IWF also explains how regulations are strangling the private sector, preventing job creation, and needlessly constricting Americans' private life.

Categories:  Budget & Spending,  the economy,  Energy,  Entitlement Programs (welfare, UI, Social Security, SSDI, etc),  Intellectual Property Rights,  TaxationTechnology


John Tierney: Cool It on the Plastic Panic

February 21 2020
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Sorry Obama, Most Americans Credit President Trump for Today’s Strong Economy

February 20 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Virginia Senate: Art Therapists Need Stiffer Licensing Requirements

February 18 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Black History Month Reminds Us that the American Dream is Still Alive

February 17 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Tennessee Is Embracing Freedom to Work

February 17 2020
by Charlotte Whelan


The Case against a $22 Minimum Wage

February 12 2020
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Women’s Salaries Gaining Faster than Men’s

February 12 2020
by Charlotte Hays


4 Signals to Congress and the Nation from the President’s New Budget Plan

February 11 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Truth Matters, but Is Sometimes Lacking on Capitol Hill

February 10 2020
by Mandy Gunasekara


A Strong Jobs Report to End Trump’s Big Week

February 7 2020
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Cop Recruitment Shortage

February 6 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Congressional Leaders Want to Deny Access to Cash for Struggling Americans

February 5 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


What Would a Fracking Ban Mean for Iowa Caucus-goers?

February 3 2020
by Mandy Gunasekara


An Inspiring Story of Second Chances: The Company that Hires Ex-Cons

January 27 2020
by Charlotte Hays


"Woke" Cities Are Hiring "Chief Equity Officers"

January 27 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Angry Father Confronts Elizabeth Warren on Her College Debt Forgiveness Plan

January 24 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Diners Don’t Swallow San Francisco Restaurants' New Climate Change Surcharge

January 23 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Why Do Elites So Love to Be Lectured by a Swedish Teenager?

January 23 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Mr. Trump Goes to Davos

January 22 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Two Truths and a Lie: The Stock Market

January 21 2020
by Hadley Heath


California’s AB5 Triggers Outcry From Independent Contractors

January 20 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Small College, Big Spender: A Case Study in Why College Costs Too Much

January 17 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Why Are Progressives Waging War on Private Charity?

January 9 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Policy Priorities for Women in 2020

January 3 2020
by Beverly Hallberg


Dear Mayor de Blasio, a $30 Domino’s Pizza on NYE is a Basic Lesson of Supply and Demand

January 2 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Video: Charitable Giving in the U.S.

December 26 2019
by IWF Staff


5 Tech Trends that Shaped Your Life Over the Past Decade

December 23 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Not Convincing: Talking Down the Robust Economy

December 23 2019
by Charlotte Hays


U.S. Economy Roars into 2020

December 16 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Two Truths and a Lie: Universal Basic Income

December 13 2019
by Charlotte Whelan


San Francisco: Have a New Tech Idea? Get a Permit!

December 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


AOC Peddled Misinformation to Slam New Trump Food Stamp Reform

December 6 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


3 Reasons to Give Before Midnight:

December 3 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas


There’s something magical about this time of year

December 3 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Unthanksgiving Day is a Thing and Not a Good One

December 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Writing From Hong Kong (Big Announcement)

November 28 2019
by Claudia Rosett


Giving Thanks for a Strong Economy

November 27 2019
by Julie Gunlock


A Strong Holiday Shopping Season to Deliver Workers a Big Pay Day

November 25 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Surprised? Cory Booker and Conservatives Actually Agree on Some Ways to Empower Black America

November 25 2019
by Carrie Sheffield


Freeloading Billionaires?

November 22 2019
by Charlotte Hays


LA Residents: No More Money to Fix Homelessness, Do Better with What We Gave You

November 19 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


FCC’s Justified Campaign to Modernize Media Ownership Rules

November 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Key Indicators from a Terrific Jobs Report

November 5 2019
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Two Truths and a Lie: Public Charge

October 29 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Taco Truck Learned that Caving to Anti-ICE Outcry is a Losing Strategy

October 29 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


IWF Reads: The Case Against Socialism

October 25 2019
by Heather Madden


Video: Americans Are Better Off Now

October 24 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Capitalism Is Best Way to Combat Climate Change

October 23 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Target's Minimum Wage Hike Two Years Later

October 22 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Quiz: Are Americans Better Off Now Than We Were Three Years Ago?

October 21 2019
by IWF Staff


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