Terrence O'Brien


Terrence O'Brien is a retired public servant who has worked for some forty years in the Commonwealth Treasury, Office of National Assessments, Productivity Commission and at the OECD and World Bank. 

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5 Sep 2018

This paper explores the hypothesis that growth of government has become self-sustaining through the emergence of a segment of the population that both enjoys sufficient direct support from government and is large enough that political parties shape policies to curry its favour.

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