Views on Government Efficiency and Political Affiliation

The Pew Research Center reports a wide gap – 36% – between self reported democrats and republicans in views of government effectiveness (link). Notwithstanding the benefits of monopoly, bureaucracies incur heavy organization and monitoring costs. It is unsurprising the Public Choice theory of political economy has demonstrated bureaucracies are self-interested and economically irrational. See William Niskanen, Bureaucracy and Representative Government (1971).

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