The May 4 copy of the Weekly Standard carries my review of John DiIulio’s Bring Back the Bureaucrats: Why More Federal Workers Will Lead To Better (And Smaller!) Government.
The federal government now spends $3.5 trillion annually, much of which is transferred to state and local governments and private organizations. In 2012, for example, the Department of Health and Human Services gave out 81,000 grants amounting to $350 billion. The Department of Defense relies on 710,000 contractors. States and localities reap $600 billion in federal funds every year. Approximately 56,000 not-for-profit organizations receive federal largesse… (read more)