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Emily Skarbek: The Government Cost Calculator

December 2, 2010

Economist Emily Skarbek of the Independent Institute discusses the institute's Government Cost Calculator, a new service that enables any American to determine how much the person can expect to pay for various federal programs now and in the future, compare those tax payments to the earnings that would have been possible if the person had invested the money on his own, and see the growing financial burden caused by the government's rising debt.