LANSING — Government workers at all levels are taking a larger share of all compensation and getting paid more than in the past.
Yet, Jordan Weissmann, an associate editor at The Atlantic, says, “We now have our smallest government in 45 years.”
Weissmann based his opinions on an analysis by The Hamilton Project, a public policy offshoot of The Brookings Institution.
But Weissmann’s claim is based on the number of government jobs as a percent of the total population. It deserves a closer look.