Misleading when we just look at $50,000 or $10,000, the student loan debate takes us to a long and complicated cost and benefit list.
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.
A Goldilocks Look at the U.S. Debt
How to decide if adding $4 trillion (or so) to the U.S. debt is too much, too little, or just right? We can start with ourselves and ask if $200,000 is a lot to borrow when you buy a home.…
The Economic Side of T. rex
Whenever the discovery, reconstruction, and FEDEx delivery of the Smithsonian’s new T. rex is described, the story usually leaves out the fiscal details.
Six Facts We Need to Know About the Federal Budget
The six facts that we need to know about the federal budget include spending, taxes, borrowing, and where we could wind up.
Does Everyone Deserve a Job?
With job guarantee proposals in the news, we can start to consider what so massive an entitlement program could involve.