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  • Federal Reserve Assets: Key Dates August 20, 2014 Federal Reserve Assets: Key Dates

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The Fed’s Failure as a Lender of Last Resort: What to Do About It," by Norbert J. Michel. Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, “Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance Sheet: Total Assets of the Federal Reserve,”

  • Federal Reserve Assets: Key Dates August 14, 2014 Federal Reserve Assets: Key Dates

    QE-fed-balance-sheet-xzyvzryvyy DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Quantitative Easing, The Fed’s Balance Sheet, and Central Bank Insolvency," by Norbert J. Michel and Stephen Moore. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, “Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance

  • Credit Markets Shifting Away from Banking Sector—and the Fed August 14, 2014 Credit Markets Shifting Away from Banking Sector—and the Fed

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Federal Reserve’s Expansion of Repurchase Market Is a Bad Idea," by Norbert J. Michel. The overall credit market has been rising rapidly for decades, but since the early 1970s a smaller share of loans has come from banks, where the Fed has historically focused its operations. Note: “Banks”

  • Excess Reserves Have Spiked Since 2008 August 14, 2014 Excess Reserves Have Spiked Since 2008

    QE-fed-balance-sheet-xzyvzryvyy DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Quantitative Easing, The Fed’s Balance Sheet, and Central Bank Insolvency," by Norbert J. Michel and Stephen Moore. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Data Download Program,

  • Private School Participation in Private Choice Programs by State August 14, 2014 Private School Participation in Private Choice Programs by State

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "School Choice Regulation: Be Careful What You Wish For," by Matthew Ladner. Source: The Friedman Foundation, The ABCs of School Choice, 2014, edchoice.org. Tags: scholarship, education, private

  • Routine medical care for a monthly fee August 8, 2014 Routine medical care for a monthly fee

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "A Consumer Choice Option in Health Care," by Daniel McCorry. Instead of being charged for each doctor visit, patients enrolled with a “direct primary care” practice pay a monthly subscription fee for their routine medical care. In many cases, the amount is comparable to other household

  • Direct Primary Care Increasingly Popular August 7, 2014 Direct Primary Care Increasingly Popular

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Direct Primary Care: An Innovative Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance," by Daniel McCorry. The number of physicians providing direct primary care—also known as “concierge” medicine—has grown dramatically since 2005. Sources: Chris Silva, “Concierge Medicine a Mere Blip on Medicare

  • Social Security Deficits Place Large and Growing Strain on Federal Budget August 4, 2014 Social Security Deficits Place Large and Growing Strain on Federal Budget

    social-security-insolvency-xzyvzrztzr DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security Trustees Report: Unfunded Liability Increased $1.1 Trillion and Projected Insolvency in 2033," by Rachel Greszler and Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Congressional Budget Office, “Updated Budget Projections:

  • Social Security's Poor Return on Investment August 4, 2014 Social Security's Poor Return on Investment

    social-security-insolvency-xzyvzrztzr DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security Trustees Report: Unfunded Liability Increased $1.1 Trillion and Projected Insolvency in 2033," by Rachel Greszler and Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. Early recipients of Social Security received more than six dollars in

  • Social Security's Life Expectancy Keeps Getting Shorter August 4, 2014 Social Security's Life Expectancy Keeps Getting Shorter

    social-security-insolvency-xzyvzrztzr DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security Trustees Report: Unfunded Liability Increased $1.1 Trillion and Projected Insolvency in 2033," by Rachel Greszler and Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. In 1983, Social Security’s trustees projected that the recently enacted

  • Absent Reform, Average Disability Benefit Could Fall Below Poverty Level August 1, 2014 Absent Reform, Average Disability Benefit Could Fall Below Poverty Level

    social-security-disability-insurance-xzyvzrzvzr DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted in Just Two Years: Beneficiaries Facing Nearly 20 Percent Cut in Benefits," by Rachel Greszler. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Author’s calculations based on data

  • Factors Behind Increase in Disability Insurance Receipients August 1, 2014 Factors Behind Increase in Disability Insurance Receipients

    social-security-disability-insurance-xzyvzrzvzr DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted in Just Two Years: Beneficiaries Facing Nearly 20 Percent Cut in Benefits," by Rachel Greszler. VIEW all graphics for this report. Less than half of the increase in the number of

  • Less-Educated Workers More Likely to Receive Disability Insurance August 1, 2014 Less-Educated Workers More Likely to Receive Disability Insurance

    social-security-disability-insurance-xzyvzrzvzr DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted in Just Two Years: Beneficiaries Facing Nearly 20 Percent Cut in Benefits," by Rachel Greszler. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: James Sherk, “Not Looking for Work:

  • Disability Insurance Program Faces $267 Billion Shortfall Over Next Ten Years August 1, 2014 Disability Insurance Program Faces $267 Billion Shortfall Over Next Ten Years

    social-security-disability-insurance-xzyvzrzvzr DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted in Just Two Years: Beneficiaries Facing Nearly 20 Percent Cut in Benefits," by Rachel Greszler. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Social Security Administration, 2014

  • Hospital Mergers on the Rise August 1, 2014 Hospital Mergers on the Rise

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "How the Affordable Care Act Fuels Health Care Market Consolidation," by Christopher Pope. In 2012, there were 100 hospital mergers and acquisitions. Since 1998, there have been 1,113 such deals, averaging about 74 per year. Source: American Hospital Association, “Trends Affecting Hospitals