Friday, May 15, 2015

Government Growth

On this day, in 1800, president John Adams orders the federal government to move from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. The US population was 5.3 million and the government employed 125 people.

Today the US population is 318 million (about 61x as many people), but the federal payroll has grown to 2,750,000 people (about 22,000x as many people).


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