In a country where people extol the virtues of free enterprise, why is the U.S. government involved in the delivery of mail? After all, it would be difficult to find a better example of a violation of the principles of free enterprise than the U.S. Postal Service.
In calculating personal income in the United States, the Tax Foundation is missing a huge part of the economy: the one that runs just fine without government interference.
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the federal government will be paying $800 billion annually just to service the interest on its massive debt by 2025, up from just over $200 billion currently.
Americans may not be too surprised to learn that the 5.6 percent unemployment rate the U.S. Department of Labor is touting is entirely misleading; it's currently 12.6 percent.
The United States' 12th place in the world this year in economic freedom will be corrected downward in the next few years as more federal regulations kick in.