A Global Look at Spending and Taxes

Comparing national spending and taxes in the United States to other similar countries, we see big differences.

How the James Webb Space Telescope Takes Us Back Billions of Years and Billions of Dollars

In so many different ways, ranging from time to money, the James Webb Telescope is about billions of years and dollars.

What We Need To Know About E-ZPass

One of the little noticed transformative impacts on our lives was the arrival of toll-by-plate, aka, E-ZPass or AET (All Electronic Tolling).

Deciding Who Won’t Get a U.S. Check

During two dates in December, we can worry about federal spending and debt and who won’t get a check from the U.S. government.

Taking a Look at Universal Basic Income

With Chicago announcing the newest universal basic income program, we have some answers about the chance for success from Stockton CA.

How Covid-19 Affected State Tax Revenue

We can look at a snapshot of different sources of state tax revenue for 2019 and 2021 to see yet another way that Covid-19 affected us.

How the Debt Ceiling Connects 1953 and 2021

Problems with the debt ceiling connect President Eisenhower’s highway spending and President Biden’s transportation infrastructure proposals.

What To Do About An X-Date

If the congress does not retain a suspended debt ceiling or raise it, we would quickly see why Alexander Hamilton was right about the public credit.

Why Taxes Are About More Than Money

Because tax systems matter, we can look at tax evasion in the U.K., at IRS problems in the U.S., and at the OECD to see what works.

A Brief and Basic Primer On the Federal Debt

Knowing that the trillions spent on pandemic relief will accelerate the growth of the federal debt, we can ask where we will get money.