[lbo-talk] Britain's failed experiment

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Dec 9 06:54:15 PST 2011

On Dec 9, 2011, at 9:42 AM, James Heartfield wrote:

> Oh, and since SA points to a reduction in public servants, about one in five, working Britons are public servants, six million altogether, which I am guessing is probably a bigger share than in the US.

Gov employment is about 17% of the total in the U.S. - 2% federal (civilian, i.e. not including military), 4% state, 11% local. The federal share, by the way, is less than half what it was in the 1950s. The state/local share has barely changed in the last 30 years.


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