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Old 01-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #22
325seeeye
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The below link is a worthwhile read. I would hope some of the members more interested in learning (rather than fact-finding to prove themselves correct) will read this entire paper. It covers a lot of basic theory on goverment spending - and more importantly - quantifies the actual growth of government in the last 150 years. I think it would be beneficial for members on here to understand the size/growth of the government before they set-off complaining that it is "too big or small" (depending on your side of the arguement).

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publi...rrettRhine.pdf
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