How Present and Past Social Spending Could Connect

At more than $2 trillion, the cost of the March 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was double what we spent on Social Security in 2019. As a pandemic relief package, CARES Act checks were directed toward…

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.

The Country That Was Called a Serial (Debt) Deadbeat

When an emerging markets nation like Argentina has a vulnerable economy, then the pandemic lockdown can create a sovereign debt default.

What Would John Maynard Keynes Have Said About Stimulus Spending?

To the Great Depression and the Great Recession, we can now add coronavirus stimulus spending as examples of John Maynard Keynes’s philosophy.

The Huge Social Security Contradiction

Because saving Social Security takes us to a conflict between math and politics, the Congress has has a tough time selecting solutions.

Where Grandma Isn’t Smiling

When an Australian business school scored the pension income systems in 37 countries, they gave many more C grades than anyone would like to receive.

How Laissez-Faire Countries Tax and Spend

What we tax and how we spend send a message. So today, let’s look at what countries with more economic freedom tell us through their fiscal policy. Laissez-Faire Countries I’ve selected laissez-faire countries from the list created by the Index…

The Mystery of the Missing Money

Starting with Madonna’s unclaimed money and forgotten savings bonds, we wind up with a map that ranks state fiscal health.

Will We Get a Space Force or a Space Corps?

In addition to disagreeing about the name of a new U.S. Space Force, lawmakers have a long list of military, bureaucratic, and fiscal decisions.

Six New Facts To Know About Medicare

Ideal for considering Medicare For All, this Medicare update conveys six facts about Medicare enrollment, Medicare geography, and Medicare popularity.