Re: ECON: Dutch Miracle or Dutch Disease?

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 12:28:42 -0400

Max More wrote:
> At 10:22 PM 9/19/97 +0200, you wrote:
> >
> >It's also the western european country where the gov't spends the highest
> >percentage of the GNP (53% in 1994, US: 23% in 1994),
> 23%?!! You must be talking only about federal spending. Add in state and
> local spending and it's much more than that. The USA is very far from a
> free market or low tax economy.

It's down to 22% at the federal level(and 19% if yo only count taxation,
not spending), but state to state you can find a large amount of
variation in state and local taxation, from a low of 2.5% here in NH to
as much as 20% in welfare states like NY, MD, etc.

NH takes its "Live Free or Die" motto seriously.

			Michael Lorrey
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