Does the conservative rhetoric of a bloated, ever-expanding bureaucratic public service bear any relation to the reality on the ground? CPD Research Director for the Public Service Research Program James Whelan discusses the findings of his research paper, with BNet’s Phil Dobbie.
Looking at OECD data on government expenditure, the APS’s budget cutbacks in the 1990s, and the ongoing pressure of efficiency dividends, James suggests that public-sector bloating is not the nightmare conservatives paint it as.
LISTEN to James interview with BNet, here.
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