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Hiring more full-time federal bureaucrats will result in smaller and better government

DiIulio Jr, John J. (2015) Hiring more full-time federal bureaucrats will result in smaller and better government. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Apr 2015). Website.

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The United States’ federal government has expanded greatly since the 1960s, with spending having increased by a factor of six in over that time. The number of federal employees, however, has not similarly increased, with present numbers close to those of the Reagan Administration and fewer than were present during Kennedy’s term. John J. DiIulio Jr writes that the federal government has become a Leviathan by Proxy, which gives billions of dollars and thousands of contracts to state and local governments, contractors, and non-profits. He argues that recent government problems such as the 2005 reaction to Hurricane Katrina and 2013′s Obamacare rollout show that the federal civil service is overloaded not bloated. In order to make government smaller and better, he calls for the hiring of one million more federal civil servants by 2035 and the introduction of better performance management practices.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 10:41
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:47

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