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  • Entitlements and Interest Drive Future Spending Surge November 20, 2014 Entitlements and Interest Drive Future Spending Surge

    IMF-analysis-US-economy-xzyvyyxyyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The IMF’s Analysis of the U.S. Economy: Faulty Assumptions and Bad Policy Advice," by James M. Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Congressional Budget Office, 2012 Long-Term Budget Outlook, Alternative Fiscal Scenario, June 5, 2012,

  • Social Security Deficits Place Large and Growing Strain on Federal Budget November 20, 2014 Social Security Deficits Place Large and Growing Strain on Federal Budget

    IMF-analysis-US-economy-xzyvyyxyyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The IMF’s Analysis of the U.S. Economy: Faulty Assumptions and Bad Policy Advice," by James M Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Congressional Budget Office, “Updated Budget Projections: Fiscal Years 2014 to 2024,” April 2014,

  • Social Security's Life Expectancy Keeps Getting Shorter November 20, 2014 Social Security's Life Expectancy Keeps Getting Shorter

    IMF-analysis-US-economy-xzyvyyxyyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The IMF’s Analysis of the U.S. Economy: Faulty Assumptions and Bad Policy Advice," by James M. Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. In 1983, Social Security’s trustees projected that the recently enacted Social Security reforms would keep the program

  • Current Cost-of-Living Adjustments Overcompensate Retirees November 20, 2014 Current Cost-of-Living Adjustments Overcompensate Retirees

    IMF-analysis-US-economy-xzyvyyxyyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The IMF’s Analysis of the U.S. Economy: Faulty Assumptions and Bad Policy Advice," by James M. Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. The current cost-of-living adjustment used to calculate Social Security benefits is a less accurate method of adjusting

  • Spending and Revenue Growth Since 2007 November 20, 2014 Spending and Revenue Growth Since 2007

    IMF-analysis-US-economy-xzyvyyxyyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The IMF’s Analysis of the U.S. Economy: Faulty Assumptions and Bad Policy Advice," by James M. Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Notes: Figures for 2011 are used for countries lacking 2012 data. Chart includes only those countries in which GDP

  • Marriage Promotes Self-Sufficiency November 17, 2014 Marriage Promotes Self-Sufficiency

    welfare-undermines-marriage-xzyvyyyryz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "How Welfare Undermines Marriage and What to Do About It," by Robert Rector. VIEW all graphics for this report. Note: Self-sufficiency means a family has income above the federal poverty level and excludes welfare aid. Source: Author’s calculations

  • Growth of Unwed Childbearing in the United States, 1929–2013 November 17, 2014 Growth of Unwed Childbearing in the United States, 1929–2013

    welfare-undermines-marriage-xzyvyyyryz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "How Welfare Undermines Marriage and What to Do About It," by Robert Rector. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: U.S. Government, U.S. Census Bureau, and National Center for Health Statistics. CHART 2 • IB 4302 Tags: welfare, marriage,

  • Total Families with Children, 1959–2012 November 17, 2014 Total Families with Children, 1959–2012

    welfare-undermines-marriage-xzyvyyyryz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "How Welfare Undermines Marriage and What to Do About It," by Robert Rector. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, “Historical Poverty Tables—People,” Table 2,

  • Less-Educated Women Are More Likely to Give Birth Outside of Marriage November 17, 2014 Less-Educated Women Are More Likely to Give Birth Outside of Marriage

    welfare-undermines-marriage-xzyvyyyryz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "How Welfare Undermines Marriage and What to Do About It," by Robert Rector. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008 NHS data. CHART 4 • IB 4302 Tags:

  • EPA Carbon Regulations Would Drastically Lower Manufacturing Employment November 13, 2014 EPA Carbon Regulations Would Drastically Lower Manufacturing Employment

    obama-climate-agenda-costs-xzyvyyyvyv DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The Obama Administration’s Climate Agenda: Underestimated Costs and Exaggerated Benefits," by Kevin D. Dayaratna, Nicolas Loris, and David W. Kreutzer. VIEW all graphics for this report. The U.S. manufacturing sector would decline soon after EPA

  • U.S. Economy Would Shrink by $2.6 Trillion Under EPA Carbon Regulations November 13, 2014 U.S. Economy Would Shrink by $2.6 Trillion Under EPA Carbon Regulations

    obama-climate-agenda-costs-xzyvyyyvyv DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The Obama Administration’s Climate Agenda: Underestimated Costs and Exaggerated Benefits," by Kevin D. Dayaratna, Nicolas Loris, and David W. Kreutzer. VIEW all graphics for this report. EPA regulations on carbon would eliminate an average of $155 billion

  • Mexico Oil Production November 12, 2014 Mexico Oil Production

    mexico-hydrocarbons-xzyvyyywyu DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Additional Reforms Can Boost Mexico’s Hydrocarbons Industry," by James M. Roberts and William Tucker. VIEW all graphics for this report. Oil production in Mexico has declined by nearly one-fourth in the past 10 years, due in large part to the huge drop in

  • Pemex Sustaining Huge Losses November 12, 2014 Pemex Sustaining Huge Losses

    mexico-hydrocarbons-xzyvyyywyu DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Additional Reforms Can Boost Mexico’s Hydrocarbons Industry," by James M. Roberts and William Tucker. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Pemex, Investor Relations, Annual Reports, Audited Consolidated Financial Statements,

  • Mexico's Proven Oil Reserves Down 36 Percent November 12, 2014 Mexico's Proven Oil Reserves Down 36 Percent

    mexico-hydrocarbons-xzyvyyywyu DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Additional Reforms Can Boost Mexico’s Hydrocarbons Industry," by James M. Roberts and William Tucker. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Overview Data for Mexico,”

  • U.S. International Trade Surpasses $5 Trillion November 6, 2014 U.S. International Trade Surpasses $5 Trillion

    trade-freedom-2015-xzyvyyyxyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Why Trade Matters and How to Unleash It: Trade Rankings from the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom," by Bryan Riley and Terry Miller. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Data, Table