Thursday, July 18, 2013

Government employment


If you had any doubts, with the exception of the Census in 2010, government employment has gone down significantly since the 2007-8 recession, as shown below.
The most obvious solution is to revive employment programs, like those of the New Deal, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) headed by Harry Hopkins, and the Public Works Administration (PWA) led by Harold Ickes. But in all fairness chances of that happening are slim to none.

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