In a recent article for the Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden explores the correlation between small government and rising unemployment. He argues that the primary decline of jobs in the public sector is due to state and local governments downsizing as a result of lost tax revenue. "To slow the growth of the national debt, the politicians have two options," he suggests, "(1) cut spending or (2) raise revenue. If politicians cut spending, people will lose jobs. If politicians truly care about jobs, they cannot cut government spending."
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