A Nation of Takers, Not Makers

Consider these depressing statistics:

More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined..

Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million).

This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government.

WSJ, We’ve Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers,  April 1, 2011

One Response to “A Nation of Takers, Not Makers”

  1. Tim Williams Says:

    Astounding statistics, but in farming and manufacturing many jobs have been replace by automation. Where are the government robots? On second thought, not a good idea.

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