More on the Compensation Disparity

The Cato Institute‘s latest Tax and Budget Bulletin notes the continued disparity between government and private-sector compensation. Here is an interesting table from the report:

Free of competition and the need to actually turn a profit, government continues to act oblivious to the economic realities around us. The disparity in compensation is particularly troubling in this  time of economic downturn, as I have noted in several previous posts.

5 Responses to More on the Compensation Disparity

  1. Joe Gehring says:

    I read the full report that you linked to on their website. Do you know whether this was a comparison of like jobs only? I was not able to identify from the report whether these were averages over all jobs public and private, or only similar fields/careers.

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