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Chris Edwards

Director of Tax Policy Studies and editor of Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org
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CBO Findings on Farm Subsidies

The CBO’s report suggests ways that Congress could cut farm subsidies, and it describes how the world has changed since these programs were put in place in the 1930s.

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Savings Accounts for Family Leave

There is a knee‐​jerk tendency in Washington to think that new spending programs are the answer to every challenge that people face. But the goal of public policy should be to wean people off government and remove barriers to self‐​sufficiency.

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Mapping Interstate Migration

Millions of Americans move between states each year. These migration flows are influenced by numerous factors including job opportunities, climate, and housing costs.

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Why Federal Debt Is Damaging

Future living standards are being eroded as huge costs are being pushed forward, and the rising debt will eventually spark a damaging financial and economic crisis.

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Ethanol Politics Trump Common Sense

The federal government imposes a mandate to blend corn ethanol and other biofuels into the nation’s gasoline. This “renewable fuel standard” or RFS produces a range of negative effects.