Author Archive: Joshua Kaplan

How Many More Trillion$ for Defense?


Wednesday October 27th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 7:28pm PDT   •   2 Comments

In the new article on runaway spending from the Pentagon, “How Many More Trillion$ for Defense?”, Independent Institute Research Fellow Winslow Wheeler explains the dire need for effective budgetary controls over the Pentagon. As it stands the Pentagon “is literally ‘unauditable.’” “Since Sept. 11, 2001, Congress and the Defense Department have added more than...
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Obama’s Transportation Infrastructure Plan Wastes $50 Billion


Thursday October 14th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 12:26am PDT   •   3 Comments

In this new article on United States transportation infrastructure and spending, Gabriel Roth explains the wasteful spending endemic to the central planning approach taken to transportation. Rather than a leaky bucket, Roth proposes using market forces based on local transportation needs: “President Obama’s recent announcement of a $50 billion ‘up-front investment’ for ‘renewing and...
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A Smaller, Older, Less Prepared Military: Where Is the Payoff for Huge U.S. Budget Hikes


Wednesday October 13th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 8:40pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In a new article in Defense News, Winslow Wheeler reports on the trillions of dollars of wasteful spending by the Pentagon, and the poor state of the armed forces that result: “You’d think all that added money would give us larger forces, a newer hardware inventory and better trained people. Instead, the windfall made...
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“Taking Back America” Interviews Dr. Emily Skarbek on the Government Cost Calculator


Wednesday October 6th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 4:24pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated web radio blog, “Taking Back America”. During the interview, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Dr. Skarbek illustrates how an individual can find out what their own...
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The Jason Lewis Show interviews Emily Skarbek


Monday October 4th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 4:31pm PDT   •   2 Comments

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Jason Lewis Show” (Premiere Radio Networks). Using MyGovCost.org, Dr. Skarbek explains the effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Listen to the interview here. Download the mp3 file here.

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