What a Supermarket Thinks About the Census

Spending decisions from national, state and local government, and private businesses, will depend on accurate data from the 2020 decennial census.

A Single-Payer Primer From the CBO

In a new report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presents a menu of choices that we will need to consider if we want single payer healthcare.

Why Healthcare Spending Might Be Less Than We Think

When we look at the cost effectiveness of healthcare spending, we could conclude that it is not as excessive as the headlines indicate.

Six Handy Facts to Know on Tax Day

On this tax day, let’s look at six handy tax facts that range from how to un-pay a tax, to the best tax act, to how U.S. taxes compare with Europe’s.

The Upside of the 2020 Federal Budget

With the Congress having received President Trump’s 2020 federal budget proposal, a process with a rarely met October 1 deadline has begun.

Removing the Bailout Safety Net from the Greek Economy

Although the bailout of the Greek economy just ended, doubts remain about their ability to sustain their long-term debt obligations.

Six Facts: What We Need To Know About World Debt

The six facts that summarize world debt identify the big borrowers, the risky borrowers, and the criteria for deciding how much to worry.

Why It’s Tough to Give (Campaign Finance) Money Away

When Seattle tried using Democracy Vouchers to support campaign finance, the results were not entirely what they had expected.

What Our Cars Say About Us

Just combine Google Street View big data on 22 million cars with researchers at Stanford University and you learn lots about all of us.

Why Aren’t We Worried About the Budget Deficit?

Although the U.S. budget deficit just hit a five-year high, an economist could explain why politicians and voters are not worried.