Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Women's Vote: More Gummint Spending

John Lott did the homework, although this is not exactly news.

Even after accounting for a range of other factors — such as industrialization, urbanization, education and income — the impact of granting of women's suffrage on per-capita state government expenditures and revenue was startling. Per capita state government spending after accounting for inflation had been flat or falling during the 10 years before women began voting. But state governments started expanding the first year after women voted and continued growing until within 11 years real per capita spending had more than doubled. The increase in government spending and revenue started immediately after women started voting.

More at the link. HT: Lott and Betsy.

Closely related: "JennyBennies," now a very expensive new MPS program benefitting Jennifer Morales (among others).

What's a few million between ....ah....friends, eh?

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