Tim Cavanaugh on the Myth of the Highly Skilled Public-Service Elite


If you don't think it's fair for government employees to make substantially more money than people who do the same jobs in the private sector, writes Tim Cavanaugh, a burgeoning public relations campaign is here to say you're wrong. During the last two years, with public-sector compensation becoming a bitter political issue, a host of new studies have appeared, arguing that government workers deserve the big bucks, thanks to their extra-special skills and book learnin'.