Half of the labor force works for the [jurisdictional] government, either directly or indirectly, and another 20 percent or so is unemployed. “[People in the jurisdiction] believe that the only real job is a government job,” Gunter says. It “pays more, has benefits, you can’t be fired, and the work intensity is lower than in the private sector.”
So where is that? Wisconsin? Greece? Chicago? Na-uh: see Megan McArdle in the March Atlantic.
Not that it couldn’t be any one of those other places, today or tomorrow.