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Phil Candreva

Charles H. Levine, ‘‘Organizational Decline and Cutback Management,’’ Public Administration Review 38, no. 4 (1978): 316–325.


One problem with cutting government programs is that it seems like an abstraction and really not tangible to me and the regular joe. Most people would say yeah that sounds good but we don't really understand it or can readily measure. My wife who is in stem used to always hear about cutbacks in the space program, but it didn't seem to majorly affect her. Yeah you could see small things but it wasn't like you could calculate it or see it or even kow whether it was just because the project was poorly managed

Eric Rasmusen

Many countries have cut back substantially on government ownership of businesses--- and not just the Communist ones. That is evidence that governments can shrink.

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