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The Federal Budget in Plain English »

According to the President’s Office of Management and Budget, the 2016 federal budget looks like this (p. 115): Now let’s pretend this is a household budget by removing eight zeros: Clearly, this family is financially irresponsible, as rising debt and debt-service costs consume the family budget. To continue the analogy with the federal government,...
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Think You’re Smart? Try This Quiz from The Independent Review! »

The fall 2012 issue of The Independent Review, our quarterly journal edited by Robert Higgs, is hot off the press! As always, The Independent Review deals with a wide variety of fascinating questions about economic policy, political and social theory, and intellectual history. To test your wits, try answering the questions addressed in the...
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Amendment 28 »

How about this as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States? Amendment 28: Section 1: The president shall determine the dollar amount of total federal outlays prior to the passage of the budget. Congress must allocate outlays to remain within this dollar limit. Section 2: The presidential budget cap can be exceeded...
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