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cadillacattack
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Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
reducing the size of the US government is the first step in returning the freedoms and state's rights back to our nation .....


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Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary

Joakim Book – July 13, 2021

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And for the greatest cluster-f— of all: these are all government employees. Public officials. Civil servants. The kind that push paper for a living, when not dead set on annoying the rest of us with bureaucratic nothingness. The report stated that

“To be able to work less while providing the same level of service, changes in the organisation of work therefore had to be implemented. Most commonly, this was done by rethinking how tasks were completed: shortening meetings, cutting out unnecessary tasks, and shifts arrangements.”

If anything, the story suggests that government employees working less does not cause any identifiable harm to society.

Knock me down with a feather: You mean to say that government employees, the masters of needless paper pushing, in wholly inessential government services, could work less and nothing seems to have happened to their already questionably-measured “output?”

The interviews with selected employees were altogether positive – surprise, surprise – with lots of juicy quotes about more time for family and mental well-being. Well, why wouldn’t you, if you needed to attend your leisurely unproductive government job for a few hours less each week, with no cut to your income?

Snark aside, I don’t think anybody objects to removing “unnecessary tasks” or “shortening meetings” – inside or outside of government. The relevant question is, of course, how much that has anything to do with the length of the work week rather than the nature of government work.

May I be so bold and suggest an extension to this hyped-up trial?

Let’s go big, and do a 50% reduction in the length of the work week; then we can gradually move towards zero hours worked. At first, I’d be happy to maintain these officials on full pay, just to get them out of their offices, before we’d phase out their pay too. Yes, let’s altogether relieve them of their counterproductive working duties. Chances are we’ll find a lot more tasks that were “unnecessary,” a lot more “services” not doing anything but annoying the public, and a lot of public officials creating work for themselves rather than value for their citizenry.

In a terrible “study,” Iceland showed that we can reduce the hours worked by public officials without any meaningful negative outcome to society. Shocking, I know.



full article:
https://www.aier.org/article/icelandic-study-suggests-government-workers-are-unnecessary/
This post was edited on 7/14 at 8:02 am


roadGator
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
Fed gov employs about 9 million citizens


9 million


Douglas Quaid
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
The primary purpose of ANY organization, despite whatever its stated primary goals or objectives may be, is preservation and expansion of the organization.


Plx1776
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
All employees of every government agency should be elected by the people.

What led to this appearance of our country being rotten from the inside out... is the seemingly infinite swarm of unelected individuals, who spend their entire careers amassing power...and eventually have no one to keep them in check. Politicians are scared shitless by them.


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FooManChoo
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
The Federal government is in the welfare business. It is why they won’t cut the fat like they should.


ShoeBang
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Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary


Iceland would be the place that would have them all voluntarily lay themselves off too.


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saints5021
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Worked with Fed and State governments for years and I think there should be mandatory layoffs of 10% of the workforce every single year.


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teke184
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
My estimate is that there are probably 1/4 to 1/2 of the workers doing actual work and the rest either doing nothing or actively making things harder for people.

And I am probably high on the number of people doing actual work.


theunknownknight
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Fed gov employs about 9 million citizens


9 million


Well, SOMEBODY’s got to steal elections. They don’t steal themselves


theunknownknight
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My estimate is that there are probably 1/4 to 1/2 of the workers doing actual work and the rest either doing nothing or actively making things harder for people. And I am probably high on the number of people doing actual work.


10/90 rule (or 20/80 rule if you are feeling froggy)


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
I work for the government and believe it should mainly be managers to qa the projects and a few other things. There shouldn’t be so much in house work.


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IslandBuckeye
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
I have worked in several hospitals that employ Lean-6-sigma methods and people were working on green belts to black belts.

Governments would not comprehend or appreciate the results. A bloated bureaucracy is no way to run anything anywhere near efficiency. Waste of time. Waste of resources. Waste of money.
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Wtodd
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Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary

This study was not needed; we knew this


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brewhan davey
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
If there is one federal governmental entity that runs relatively efficient it is the federal courts. Say what you want about the ideologies of appointed federal judges; I am strictly speaking about the clerks of court/administrative aspect of the federal courts. Compared to the clerk of court offices in Louisiana's state courts (which, are for the most part, disasters), the federal courts are a well-oiled machine.


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IKKAY
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
Correct, hence you get
bureaucracy which in turn breeds
incompetency.


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Pelican fan99
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re: Icelandic Study Suggests Government Workers Are Unnecessary
You could cut the federal employee number in half tomorrow and the country wouldn’t notice a bit of difference. It’s mind boggling joe many people the federal government employs. They are like leaches sucking up your tax money


Stingray
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We need candidates whose message is they would turn DC into a virtual ghost town.


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Crimson Wraith
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Too many civilians in the civil service.



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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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You could cut the federal employee number in half tomorrow and the country wouldn’t notice a bit of difference


They haven't worked in over a year


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