Do Beer Taxes Make a Difference?

Hoping either to improve our health or elevate revenue, governments levy sin taxes on items like beer with results that economists debate.

Where to Find the Best Taxes

Identifying the best tax codes, the Tax Foundation ranked five major tax variables and a slew of subcategories for 38 OECD countries.

Why There Is More Interest in the Budget

While a national deficit is normal, the recent reason for its projected growth has not been seen for decades.

What It’s Nice to Know About a Government Shutdown

A seemingly simple phrase, the government shutdown creates a complicated ripple from government agencies to countless individuals.

The Most Destructive Weather Events

Idalia reminds us that the cost of hurricanes for storms with the letter “I” has been especially deadly and destructive.

Why the Inflation Reduction Act Needs a New Name

Looking at its spending, its goals, and its focus, we could say that the Inflation Reduction Act needs a new name.

Simply Stating the Debt Ceiling Deal

Stated by Congress in 99 pages of unintelligible sentences, the two halves of the debt ceiling deal can be simply summarized.

Pride or Practicality? Debating NASA’s Budget

With NASA’s funding, the dilemmas of budget cuts range from intangible pride to practical on earth considerations.

How Grandma Responds to a Debt Default

Affecting citizens, creditors, and contractors, a debt default is a personal event that touches the lives of millions of people.

Debating the X-Date

Related to existing fiscal policy obligations, the X-date indicates precisely when the U.S. must have a higher debt ceiling.