Friday, October 19, 2007

U.S. Government Spending as % of GDP (1929-2003)

Carried Away: U.S. Government Spending As a Percentage of GDP [Superseded]

The orange line goes from 3% to 20%. Are you trying to tell me the least-squares line for those lines isn't up?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. The graphics are at least honest.

I agree, we should go back to pre New Deal levels of government spending. But to somehow blame the current administration for these levels of spending is historically and intellectually dishonest.

Anonymous said...

Just about the only PC inititive that I believe in.

After traveling around the world, the biggest problem I have seen is the lack of clean water and freedom from malaria.

The rest of it, global warming, war, imperialism, pales in comparison to the damage from malaria and lack of clean water.