Privacy Policy


The MyCovCost calculator accessible at this website and through the MyGovCost mobile iPhone app asks for visitors’ age, income, and education and uses this information to calculate the visitor’s share of government spending. Each users’ submissions are collected for reporting and statistical purposes, but not in a way that personally identifies any user.

Email Communications

This website, the mobile app, and the main Independent Institute website invite users to subscribe to email updates. These email updates provide information about Institute articles, events, publications, and other news. The signup forms ask for name, email, zip code, and country. To unsubscribe, simply click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of these email blasts.


Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and its history. uses cookies to record that you have seen the email popup window so that we don’t show you the popup window over and over.

See the Independent Institute’s full Privacy Policy

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