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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


5 Companies Expanding Parental Leave Thanks to Tax Cuts

February 15 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Long and Short of Corporate-Tax Reform

February 14 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Heritage Report: U.S. Economic Freedom Ranking Drops, But Overall Score Increases

February 12 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Downside of Another Fast-food Worker Protest for $15 Minimum Wages

February 12 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Economy vs. the Stock Market

February 8 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


How Fast Is China Really Growing?

February 6 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


MSNBC's Katy Tur Condescends to Americans Pleased with Bonuses

February 6 2018
by Charlotte Hays


On the Anniversary of FMLA, Here’s Why There's Little to Celebrate

February 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Wages Go Up and Stocks Go Down

February 5 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why the Jobs Report Triggered Fresh Anxiety in the Markets

February 2 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Have You Checked Your Paycheck? You Might Be Surprised

February 1 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


When "Protecting" Consumers Actually Narrows Their Choices

January 30 2018
by Charlotte Hays


The Problem with the Viral "Whopper Neutrality" Video

January 26 2018
by Hadley Heath


Why Class Warfare Rhetoric Is Unlikely to Work Against Tax Reform

January 26 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi Pooh-pooh $1,000 Bonuses from Tax Reform

January 26 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Walt Disney Heiress Thrashed Tax Reform, but Disney Company Gives Employees Tax Reform Bonuses, Investments

January 25 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Wisdom of Charles Murray, Part 1

January 25 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Moment of Economic Exuberance

January 24 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Cashier-free Amazon Store Opens in Nation's First $15-Minimum-Wage City

January 24 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Disney Credits Tax Reform for Its $50 Mil Education Investment, $1,000 Bonuses

January 24 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Congress Made New Changes to 529 Plans that Parents Will Celebrate

January 23 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Growth Seen as the Best Way to Promote Equality

January 23 2018
by Charlotte Hays


California Legislators Say State Should Snatch Half of the Tax Cuts of Big Companies

January 22 2018
by Charlotte Hays


On the eve of second women's march, a look at women's economic progress in 2017

January 19 2018
by Hadley Heath


America’s New Economic Geography

January 19 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why Has the Golden State Beome the Poverty Capital of the U.S.?

January 19 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Another Sign Tax Reform Works: Apple to Create 20k Jobs, Invest $350 Bil in U.S.

January 18 2018
by tax


Feminist Slams ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Chip & Joanna for Having 5th Child

January 17 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Costco Shocks Customers by Exposing the High Price of Seattle’s Soda Tax

January 16 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How Minimum Wage Hike Killed the Five Dollar Footlong in Seattle

January 12 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Walmart Announces Higher Starting Wages, Bonuses, and Benefits Thanks to Tax Reform

January 11 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How Long Will the Stock Boom Last?

January 11 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Utility Companies Cut Your Utility Bills Thanks to Tax Cuts

January 11 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The D.C. Mandate that All Daycare Workers Have a College Degree Nets 400-Plus Pages of Comments from Parents

January 8 2018
by Charlotte Hays


What Could Go Wrong with the Economy

January 8 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


USPS is Losing Money, But Blame It on Washington Not Amazon

January 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Most Encouraging Number in the Latest Jobs Report

January 5 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


By the Numbers: Jobs and Food Stamp Use

January 5 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Meet Eileen: Tax Reform Law is a Good Deal for Women

December 29 2017
by Hadley Heath


Meet Ashley: Tax Reform Law is a Good Deal for Women

December 28 2017
by Hadley Heath


Meet Cathy: Tax Reform Law is a Good Deal for Women

December 27 2017
by Hadley Heath


Meet Julia: Tax Reform Law is a Good Deal for Women

December 26 2017
by Hadley Heath


Businesses Responding to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act

December 22 2017
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Oops! Despite Adversarial Messaging, Tax Reform Will Benefit Middle Class Americans

December 22 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Tiny Tim Invoked to Slam Tax Reform

December 21 2017
by Charlotte Hays


More on That Historic, Growth-Oriented Tax Reform Bill

December 20 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Capitol Hill Just Passed a #GoodDealforWomen Through Tax Reform

December 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Alyssa Milano, John Oliver Aren’t for Saving the Internet but Internet Control

December 14 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Jobs Report: One Million More Women Are Working Since November 2016

December 8 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Three Ways to Maximize Your Last Paychecks of 2017

December 1 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


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