Policy Paper 

Tax Complexity 2017: As the Burden Grows, Taxpayers’ Patience Shrinks

by Demian Brady / /

In the time that taxpayers have been waiting for change, the Code has grown more complex and the compliance burden has increased.
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Blog 

Government Paperwork Requirements Weigh Heavy on Taxpayers

by Spencer Woody / /

Americans continue to face overly complex and burdensome paperwork requirements.
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Blog 

Misguided Views on Regulating the Sharing Economy

by Spencer Woody / /

Governments should be wary of crippling the sharing economy in the name of public safety or protectionism disguised as "economic fairness."
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Blog 

Government's Overreaching Occupational Licensing Requirements Harm Consumers and Workers

by Spencer Woody / /

Occupational licensing tends to protect established businesses from competition and results in higher costs for consumers.
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Blog 

Trump Lays Out Discretionary Spending Blueprint

by Demian Brady / /

His complete budget proposal is expected to be released sometime later in the spring.
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Blog 

Beyond ITEP's Narrow Analysis

by Spencer Woody / /

A new study by Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) leads to misguided conclusions.
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Blog 

History of Off-Target Estimates of Health Care Overall Raises Should Give Pause

by Demian Brady / /

The Congressional Budget Office's history of off-target estimates related to health care laws should not be forgotten.
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Blog 

Blockchain and Creative Destruction

by Spencer Woody / /

Blockchain technologies have the potential to solve numerous problems faced by markets and society, but only if it is not overly burdened with regulations.
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State of the Union Analyses 

President Trump Dreams Big in First Joint Address to Congress, but Leaves Out Budget Realities

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In his first address to Congress, President Trump urged the nation to dream big while laying out spending proposals that would make the budget bigger.
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Blog 

List of Possible White House Cuts Are a Small Portion of the Budget, But Are a Good Place to Start

by Demian Brady / /

A draft document of possible cuts being considered at the White House was derided as a "pittance," but every penny of spending should be under review.
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