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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


A Modest Proposal to Rein in the Powerful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

June 23 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Maybe Profit Motivates Tech Companies More than Politics

June 22 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Silicon Valley CEOs Ignore Calls to Boycott Trump Tech Summit

June 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Is the Federal Consumer Cop Asleep on the Job?

June 15 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


There May Be a Path to Lasting Tax Cuts with 51 Votes

June 14 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Just in Time for July 4th New York State Greenlights Uber, Lyft

June 9 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Steve Forbes: Keep Deregulating, Mr. President

June 9 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Filter, Don’t Pilfer

June 8 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


No, the Trump Budget Would Not "Gut" Federal Disability Insurance

May 30 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Top 10 Unauthorized Federal Programs on the Chopping Block in Trump Budget

May 25 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Economist: Trump's "Mad Genius Budget" Will Cut Bloat

May 23 2017
by Charlotte Hays


State of Texas Trumps Austin over Uber, Lyft Regulations

May 22 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


State Learns Hard Way that There Are Limits to Taxing the Rich

May 19 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Undoing Net Neutrality Starts Today

May 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


San Francisco May Stall Delivery Robots

May 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Mother's Day in Tweets

May 15 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Shifting Taxes From One Industry To Another Helps No One

May 12 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Wrapping Bookstores in Red Tape

May 11 2017
by Charlotte Hays


TV Comedian John Oliver Piles on to Save Obama Internet Rules

May 10 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Automation Coming to a City near You

May 9 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Tech Bosses: Expect Significant Automation of Jobs by 2022

May 5 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Lie Behind the "Tax Cuts for the Rich" Rhetoric

May 3 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Are Saving and Debt Repayment the New Normal for Americans?

May 2 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


This Immigrant is Showing Up to Work on May Day

May 1 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Indiana Frees the Braiders

May 1 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Delivery Robots Get Legislative Green Light in Two States

April 25 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Harvard Study: Higher Minimum Wages Trigger Restaurant Closures

April 24 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Employment Characteristics of American Families: Twenty Percent Have Nobody in the Workforce

April 21 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Not Done Rolling Back Washington’s Red Tape Yet

April 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Three Celebrities Feeling the Pain on Tax Day

April 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Female-Led FTC Takes Reducing Regulations Seriously

April 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


NYT: Don't Make Fun of Taxpayer-Funded Yelling at Sheep

April 10 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Cali Lawmaker Wants to Push Gig-Economy Workers into Unions

April 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


FCC Reverses Federal Power Grab Over LifeLine Program (AKA ObamaPhones for the Internet)

March 30 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Black Leaders Tell Trump What They Have to Lose

March 23 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Why Everything from Dresses to Avocados May Get More Expensive

March 22 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Trump, Clinton Campaigns Depended Upon Sharing Economy on the Campaign Trail

March 21 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Before You Blame the Wage Gap, Check Your Attitude

March 20 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Make Charities Charitable Again

March 20 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Trump Hacks Away at the TSA

March 20 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Trump Pumps the Brakes on Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Regs

March 16 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


When a Too High Minimum Wage Sidelines People Who Want to Work

March 6 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Dr. Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Head

March 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Robots Green-Lighted to Deliver Your Packages

March 2 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Linda McMahon Confirmed to Head the SBA

February 14 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Cabs Threaten to Halt Wheelchair Access Over Uber, Lyft

February 14 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Surprise Stand for Competition Over Cronyism in Battle for NYC Streets?

February 8 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Obscure Knit-Shop Owner in Tennessee Likely the Only Woman in America to Notice That "Pussyhats" Are Kind of Vulgar

February 8 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Feminism Today: Hey, Let's Destroy Another Woman's Business

February 7 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Big Mac ATM’s, the Answer to $15 Minimum Wages?

February 2 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


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