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

Leviathan and the Budget Deficit

Treasury department’s new graphic helps explain deficit.

The Fifty-Cent Fix for the Air Force’s Broken $1,200 Coffee Cups

Another example of government waste.

The National Debt and the Control of the House

With Democrats back at the helm, more taxing & spending in sight?

Bolton: National Debt Constitutes “Economic Threat”

U.S. budget deficit projected to push around $1 trillion in 2019.

The Rise of Zombie Governments

State gov.s omit pension obligations to hide insolvency.

Timber Subsidies Like “Crack for the Agricultural Community”

Conservative Reserve subsidy proves counterproductive.

The Federal Student Loan Fiasco

$1.2 trillion borrowed to fund Federal Direct Student Loan Program.

What Is Your State’s Fiscal Health Ranking?

Poor fiscal health calls for reform and law enforcement.

Federal Spending Drives Budget Deficit in 2018

Despite tax cuts, tax revenue actually increased in FY18.

How Does Your State Rank on Individual Taxes?

Individual income tax indicates states’ business tax climate.

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