Observations on the Size and Effectiveness of the Federal Government

In a blog by conservative pundit Michael Gerson in the Washington Post today:
Our Large but Puny Government.  He comments on a recent book titled Bring Back the Bureacrats. There are lots of interesting facts in there, like:

Since the 1960s, the federal government spending has increased by more than five times in real terms, but the number of federal bureaucrats in 2014 was smaller than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower was in office.

Gerson welcomes better public administration and supports the book’s advocacy for fewer contractors and more public servants. He takes a swipe at FEMA, which I do not agree with. But on the whole his points are interesting and provocative.

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