The burden of government spending has skyrocketed during the Bush-Obama years. Many politicians claim that all this new spending represents necessary "investments" to boost economic growth. But as this new video explains, both cross-country comparisons and empirical analysis suggest government is far too big -- not only in Europe, but also in America.
This is the second of a two-part series. The first installment, which focuses on eight theoretical reasons why excessive government undermines growth, can be viewed here.