It's kind of sad when a once respected magazine turns into a hit squad.
I give you The Atlantic Monthly. Please don't try to give it back.
The CBO did a routine study of Federal vs private sector wages. After 40 years of beating down the lower orders, not surprisingly, Federal employees making minimal living wages are doing better than the poor bastards in the private sector.
Megan McArdle pretended to analyze.
Clive Crook said Me Too
Jordan Weissman channelled Beavis & Butthead
Notice anything missing?
Nothing about how this affects the federal budget. (Total wages are 4% of the budget)
Nothing about what wages actually are.
No hint of the power structure that sets private sector wages.
No discussion of why squeezing the last nickel from people might or might not be good policy.
In sum, total crap. Sad really. Do they not even want anyone to take them seriously?
No. If you're selling propaganda, you want the buyers to know what they're buying.