Hmmm. I didn’t want to oversell this, but I think I may have done a disservice by underselling it.
So, to help it along, I’ll just say that it was recommended to me today by one of Canada’s top tier public administration scholars, and is a scathing indictment of how across-the-board cuts in public sector staff have ended up costing more, rather than saving money. The author makes a pretty compelling case using some chillingly familiar recent episodes that I’ll bet you didn’t realize were aided and abetted by cuts to staff.
There. Now do you want to read it?