A Few Observations on the Efficiency of Local Government
Mackenzie, D. W., Freeman
Recent discussions of local government and state finances have focused on high-profile employees. Efforts to control costs in Wisconsin resulted in protests and a recall election. Now Scranton, Pennsylvania, has reduced its workers' wages to the legal minimum wage. Local budgetary crises have made it difficult for towns to pay for police, firefighters, and school teachers. Some people claim that government employment must be maintained - maybe even increased - because these workers provide vital services.
As a teacher at a private college, I can't help but notice that the private sector can and does supply education - as well as security. Private provision of education and …
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Publication information: Article title: A Few Observations on the Efficiency of Local Government. Contributors: Mackenzie, D. W. - Author. Magazine title: Freeman. Volume: 62. Issue: 9 Publication date: November 2012. Page number: 22+. © Foundation for Economic Education, Incorporated Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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