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Earmarks, Definition and Importance in Economics

The act of setting something aside funds for some projects or for any projects that will come in the future. For example, funds may be earmarked to pay for debt or the salary of the civil servant in case of a country.  It’s commonly used to money that have been set aside in order to...

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CAGW : An Organization To Eliminate Waste In The Federal Government

Known by its abbreviation CAGW stands for Citizen Against Government Waste. It was founded in 1984 and since then has been known for fighting against wastage of public funds in government spending. It is a private and non partisan organization based in the US. One can be able Read More

Citizen Movements to Prevent Public Money Wasting in the U.S

Сіtіzеns Аgаіnst Gоvеrnmеnt Wаstе (САGW) іs а nоn-рrоfіt оrgаnіzаtіоn іn thе Unіtеd Ѕtаtеs. Іt funсtіоns аs а thіnk-tаnk, "gоvеrnmеnt wаtсhdоg" аnd аdvосасу grоuр fоr fіsсаllу соnsеrvаtіvе саusеs. Тhе Соunсіl fоr Сіtіzеns Аgаіnst ...

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US Government Embracing Earmarks

Although there is a self-imposed ban on earmarks, having pet projects are inevitable in the Congress and just recently, a $5B fund was approved for earmark projects FY 2016. The practice was supposed to...

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US Taxpayer’s Concerns about Earmarks

Earmarking is about spending on a project locally. It is termed as “bringing home the bacon” as legislators continue to work on projects that will benefit their voters back home. If this is the case, then why should the US taxpayers be concerned about earmarks ?

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