Craig Eyermann Archive

Craig Eyermann is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Managing Director of Political Calculations, and the creator of the Government Cost Calculator at

An Ugly Hockey Stick of Student Loan Debt

The U.S. government has cumulatively borrowed more than a trillion dollars to be in that business of making student loans.

It’s the Spending, Stupid!

Following the release of the U.S. Treasury’s monthly statement for May 2018, the Wall Street Journal has some grim news about the U.S. government’s fiscal situation.

NEA Grants for Clown College

Of all the strange things that the U.S. government spends money upon, perhaps one of the strangest is a college for clowns.

Should Uncle Sam Set Up a GoFundMe for the National Debt?

There are a lot of debt-strapped nations across the world, where a few have turned to some pretty unusual tactics to reduce their national debt burdens.

Cutting Out Corruption by Cutting Pay for Federal Execs

In 2016, a small agency within the U.S. Department of Energy proved that it could compete with the biggest bureaucratic waste scandals in Washington D.C.

“Hell to Pay” for Hurricane Death Statistics in Puerto Rico

Governor Rosselló bears unique and direct responsibility in the withholding of accurate statistics related to Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico from the public.