Bureaucracy:Grow It Must

Bureaucracy:Grow It Must

Jonathan in Gov- Grow It Must ~~n~(Mar. 2300 Ste. Washington,

1992), N St. N.~l., 760, D.C.

Politicians with their eyes on the mayor's office or the governor's mansion often promise to cut overgrown governments down to size. For all such campaign talk, however, state and local government employment--which now stands at more than 15 million--has risen about 20 percent over the last dozen years. [The ranks of the 3.1 million federal civilian employees, by contrast, increased by only 0.6 percent in...

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