Donald F. Kettl


Is Cato Right? Are Federal Employees Overpaid?

The Cato Institute has generated big headlines with its new study claiming that federal employees are paid a whopping 78 percent more than private-sector workers. Not only does this drive up federal costs, Cato claims. It’s responsible for “drawing talented people away from higher-valued activities in the private sector.” Cato’s study is precisely right—except for… Read more »

Scott Walker’s Real Legacy

What did the Wisconsin governor’s union busting actually accomplish for the “hardworking taxpayers” of his state? And what do his actions tell us about how he might govern as president?