How to Pay For a $1.9 Trillion Package

Through massive pandemic aid, the 2020 CARES Act ballooned the federal deficit. With spending far exceeding revenue, the difference was $2.8 trillion:   Now, President-elect Biden has proposed a new $1.9 trillion relief package. It includes payments to Americans who…

Six Facts That We Need to Know About the Federal Debt

Hearing about a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package, we should also know six handy facts about what will happen to the federal debt.

How Social Security Is in Worse Shape Than We Think

Twice last year– during February and August–we shared six facts about Social Security. Now, disagreeing with the Social Security Trustees 2018 Report, economists at the University of Pennsylvania suggest the program is in worse shape than we think. Social Security…

Six Facts We Need To Know About the U.S. Federal Debt

Through just six facts about the U.S. debt, we can get a pretty good picture of what it is, who funds it, and where it might go.

Six More Facts We Need To Know About Social Security

Although Social Security solvency has not been in the headlines, it remains a massive challenge that we need to understand.

How We Got Cheesier Pizza

On average, we are eating close to 35 pounds of cheese a year. (And some of us, like me, consume much more.) To see why, our story starts with Domino’s and ends with the federal budget. A Cheesier Pizza Knowing…

Six Facts We Need to Know About Social Security

To begin to understand the biggest slice of the federal spending pie, we should start with six need-to-know Social Security facts.

Weekly Roundup: From Potato Chips to Pregnancy

Our Posts Roundup  Sunday 12.07.14 Innovative potato stories…more    Monday 12.08.14 The pregnant UPS lady who sued her boss…more    Tuesday 12.09.14 Measuring inflation can be tough…more    Wednesday 12.10.14 Why Congress creates economic uncertainty…more    Thursday 12.11.14 The ways that…

A Reason For Economic Uncertainty

Combining the continuing resolution and 11 of 12 omnibus spending spending bills, a fiscal policy compromise could avoid government shutdown.

Where Do the Slimmest Americans Live?

Because obesity related diseases increase entitlement spending, should government use penalties rather than incentives to slim the US population?