Smaller Government In Theory And In Practice

Here’s an interesting story on the motivations behind and the intended (and sometimes unintended) effects of the “reinventing government” movement. The show starts by telling the story of Camden, New Jersey, where one-third of the police force has been laid off, and includes an interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a leading proponent of smaller government. The next segment of the show focuses on Grover Norquist, the “no taxes” guru whom some call the most influential private citizen in the country. The final segment spotlights Colorado Springs, where the privatization movement has drastically slashed the size of some City departments. If you’re concerned about the future of government in this country, this is well worth a listen.