By David J. Theroux | Thursday May 12, 2011 at 10:46 PM PST | 0 Comments
Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek is interviewed here by Nick Gillespie of Reason TV regarding the Institute’s very timely and far-reaching Government Cost Calculator. The Calculator enables any American to clearly understand three aspects of federal government spending. First, the Calculator helps you determine how much a person will pay for various federal...
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Economics, Government subsidies, Inflation, Mercantilism, Money and Banking, Politics, Social Security, Taxation, The State, Video, Welfare
By Randall Holcombe | at 12:41 PM PST | 11 Comments
Writer Brendan Behan once remarked, “There’s no bad publicity except an obituary.” I am an economics professor at Florida State University (FSU), and my department has been getting lots of publicity this week. Our run in the spotlight started with an op-ed on May 1 in the local newspaper, The Tallahassee Democrat, in which...
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Tags: Charity, Economics, Education, Free Market, Integrity, Liberty, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Transparency