Big, not better? Evidence from 20 countries that slim governments work better

This site provides free access to the full text of a 24 page pamphlet by Keith Marsden which was published by the Centre for Policy Studies in April 2008. 978-1-905389-72-8. It measures the performance of 20 industrialised nations: (Australia, Austria, Canada, Belgium, Estonia; Denmark; Hong Kong, France; Ireland; Germany; South Korea; Italy; Latvia; Netherlands; Singapore; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Sweden; United States and UK) comparing the size of their government with social, economic and security performance outcomes.