The Copenhagen Consensus has long championed a cost-benefit approach for addressing the world's most critical environmental problems.
Higher rates lead to more debt, and more debt begets higher rates, and on and on. Get the picture?
Don’t count on that promise to not hike taxes on “people making less than $400,000.”
A new audit says one out of every $6 distributed by the Small Business Administration during the pandemic was stolen.
A new Associated Press analysis of government data suggests 10 percent of all COVID aid was lost to fraud or theft. That figure will likely grow.
Projections of huge savings are making the rounds. Nothing could be further from the truth.
'Cash Is Independence': Ron DeSantis Slams the Government's Plan for Centrally-Controlled Digital Money
"If you don't trust central authority, then you should see this immediately as something that is very problematic," says the Florida governor.
It's time for President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to strike a deal that will avoid a default and cut spending.
The main driver behind the reduction is inflation—inflation that politicians created with their irresponsible spending.
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As legislators refuse to act, benefits will be cut without any possibility of sheltering those seniors who are poor.
Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are still the chief drivers of our future debt. But Republicans aren't touching them.
While some Republicans may have had misguided motivations, a few disrupted McCarthy's campaign in order to enact fiscal restraint. Their colleagues were fine with business as usual.
The release of the former president’s tax returns sets a dangerous precedent.
Plus: The editors extend the discussion on the lack of immigration reform in this week’s bill.
November's $249 Billion Federal Budget Deficit Set a Record. Now, Congress Is Preparing To Spend Even More.
The government spent $501 billion in November but collected just $252 billion in revenue, meaning that about 50 cents of every dollar spent were borrowed.
Most dangerously of all, they're starting to make their own central bank digital currencies.
If the midterms favor Republicans, their top priority needs to be the fight against inflation—whether or not they feel like they created the problem.
Over time, betting has been a better predictor than polls, pundits, statistical models, and everything else.
Plaintiffs want the nanny state to nanny harder.
Possibly the federal government's most efficient pandemic spending effort.
"Student loan relief would lead some people to spend more," warns Obama economic advisor and Harvard economist Jason Furman
For the first time ever, the Treasury Department has sanctioned not a person or a group but a digital tool and all who would use it.
The IRS isn’t just a powerful federal agency, it’s a weapon against the public.
Congress should stop preventing the private sector from making its own coins.
We must face the reality that the debt does matter.
"Greed is constant. If it's greed, how do we explain prices falling?"
There are five instances of the Treasury defaulting on the debt.
The pick lends ammunition to those who have warned of a slippery slope toward socialism.
Imposing a wealth tax may not even be among the enumerated powers of Congress.
The push for central bank digital currencies is an assault on privacy and freedom.
The president says the IRS needs just two bits of information: all the money that goes into your bank account, and all the money that comes out.
In comments to The New York Times Magazine published this week, the new treasury secretary says free trade has been "so negative" for "a large share of the population." That's just wrong.
By lowering the “travel rule” threshold to $250, the government could access more of our financial data.