2 comments on “Measuring Government Size

  1. I totally agree. It would be interesting to do that analysis and see what it looks like. Maybe if you move out here we can do it!

  2. Very insightful m. If it had occurred to me, I probably would have gone with the spending definition of government size, rather than the tax collecting definition. It is very interesting, though, to contrast the differences in the two methodologies. Oh, that I didn’t have a real job and could investigate this more fully. I try to simplify things that realy are anything but simple; there are so many factors at work: tax receipts, government spending, defecits, surpluses, and (biggest and most complicated of all) GDP growth. At least we can agree that no matter how you look at it, our present government is too big.

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