How big is your federal government? How many programs does it run?

August 5, 2020

The "Federal Program Inventory" -- a long-lost effort to identify waste and inefficiency in the federal government.

New Zealand 74, USA 6

July 30, 2020

New Zealand's "All-Blacks" set the standard on the rugby pitch. New Zealand's government does the same thing on the financial field.

Can citizens benefit from ‘value investing’ analysis of their governments?

July 29, 2020

Paul B. Kazarian will uproot some misconceptions about US government finances in our August 4 webinar.

Paul B. Kazarian will join us for our next ‘Ask the Experts’ webinar August 4

July 22, 2020

There will be a few sparks in our next 'fireside chat.' 

Why are 22 states suing the U.S. Department of Education?

July 16, 2020

Those 22 states tend to a) have higher student debt on average, b) be in worse financial shape, c) have more lawyers per capita, d) be more heavily unionized, and e) vote Democratic.

You can pay me now, or pay me later

July 15, 2020

Short-term gain for long-term pain.

Governor JB Pritzker certifies that the State of Illinois is ‘not insolvent’

July 8, 2020

... in order to get a $1.2 billion emergency loan from the Federal Reserve.

The good news: The City of Chicago only lost $94 million last year

July 6, 2020

Squeezing more blood from fewer and fewer stones

Migration trends – Illinois and its ‘touchy-feely’ neighbors

July 1, 2020

More debt, on fewer people, in the Land of Lincoln.

You, too, can balance your budget by borrowing money

June 18, 2020

Government funds accounting thinks borrowings generate revenue.

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