Posts by Craig Eyermann
Craig Eyermann is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and the creator of the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org.
U.S. National Debt Hits Crisis Levels


The U.S. government’s total public debt outstanding has nearly reached $22.6 trillion with two weeks left to go in the government’s 2019 fiscal year.

A Surprise Trillion Dollar Deficit


In truth, the surprise trillion-dollar deficit for the first 11 months of fiscal 2019 really isn’t much of a surprise.

Single-Payer Bureaucracy Shelters Deadly Misconduct at the VA


A recent Washington Post article on the latest scandal at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sheds light on how health care would work under a government-run single-payer system.

Who Are the U.S. Government’s Biggest Creditors?


The Treasury Department has recently revised and updated its estimates of who the U.S. government has borrowed from for its 2018 fiscal year.

Can Congress Restrain Its Promiscuous Spending?


What would it take to balance the U.S. government’s budget over the next 10 years?

Airport’s Ban on Plastic Water Bottles a Flight of Fancy


Californians may not be as environmentally destructive as state politicians believe.

How Uncle Sam’s Borrowing Binge Might Spark a New Financial Crisis


The sale of U.S. Treasuries in a relatively short period of time appears set to cause problems in global credit markets.

U.S. Government Sets New Records for Spending and Revenues


The government’s budget deficit through the first 10 months of its 2019 fiscal year now exceeds the full year deficit of $777 billion recorded in 2018.

Blame California’s Housing Shortage on Dubious Regulations


California’s housing shortage is a political choice, just as are many of its other problems.

World Bank Study Finds That Deregulation Reduces Extreme Poverty


Historically in much of the world, the yoke of regulatory burden has contributed to the impoverishment of billions.

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