In Chinese cities, roughly 1 in 5 workers is employed by the government, or so it is thought.
In the US, there are about 4.5 million federal employees, about 4.3 million state employees and 12 million local employees, for a total of 20 million people working directly for the government. There are a total of 144 million people employed, which means that 14% of our employees work directly for government. I would venture a guess that twice this number work indirectly for it. I am not in the mood for commentary today. That’s just a cr@pload of people – you go where you wish with that fact.