| Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 10:15 AM PDT
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.
| Monday October 22, 2018 at 10:50 AM PDT
$1.2 trillion borrowed to fund Federal Direct Student Loan Program.
| Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Federal Student Loan program driving national debt.
Lawrence J. McQuillan
| Thursday October 27, 2016 at 5:17 PM PDT
According to the President’s Office of Management and Budget, the 2016 federal budget looks like this (p. 115): [table id=1 /] Now let’s pretend this is a household budget by removing eight zeros: [table id=2 /] Clearly, this family is financially irresponsible, as rising debt and debt-service costs consume the family budget. To continue...Read More »
David J. Theroux
| Saturday December 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM PST
Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Thomas Woods on “The Peter Schiff Show.” Dr. Higgs discusses how the federal government prolonged and deepened the Great Depression of the 1930s that lasted until after World War II when such policies were either ended or radically reduced. Moreover, the current attempts at central-government planning...Read More »
David J. Theroux
| Thursday May 12, 2011 at 10:46 PM PDT
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...Read More »
Lindsay M. Boyd
| Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 2:41 PM PST
[audio:2010_11_15_skarbek_madmiddle.mp3] Download mp3 file. The Government Cost Calculator is a project of the Independent Institute’s Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation. To find out what Washington’s spending spree is costing you, please go here!
| Wednesday October 6, 2010 at 8:16 AM PDT
Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Independent Institute’s Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated, web, radio blog, “Taking Back America”. During the interview, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Dr. Skarbek illustrates how an individual can find out what...Read More »
| Monday October 4, 2010 at 8:27 AM PDT
Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Jason Lewis Show” (Premiere Radio Networks). In the program, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending on the personal situation for any individual in America. [audio:2010_09_29_skarbek_lewis.mp3] Download audio file (18...Read More »
Randall G. Holcombe
| Thursday July 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM PDT
Christina Romer, Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, has published an article (co-authored with David Romer) in the June 2010 issue of the American Economic Review titled “The Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Changes: Estimates Based on a New Measure of Fiscal Shocks.”...Read More »