Since the early twentieth century, what has happened to the
size of the bureaucracy?
Answer: It has ballooned…BIG TIME. Two large escalations
occurred in the twentieth century. First, during the
Progressive Era c1900-1920, new agencies were created to look
after the health and well-being of consumers and citizens. All
of these new agencies needed workers. So, thousands were hired
and became bureaucrats. In the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s
New Deal created dozens of new offices to help cope with the
Great Depression. All of those agencies also needed workers.
The size of government increased, as specialization of jobs
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