Christopher Westley, an economist who teaches in the College of Commerce and Business Administration at Jacksonville State University, says he feels schadenfreude over the government worker rebellion in Wisconsin. Here’s why:
Six of the state’s 10 largest employers are government entities, and two of the four that are not government entities are in the health care industry, which has been “largely protected from competition due to the cartelizing effect of government regulation of business.”
Westley shows in just a few hundred words how Wisconsin has gone years building to a showdown with government workers. Check out his commentary on the Budget & Tax News Web site.