Hat tip to@PankajPachauri for this interesting table. I had a couple of thoughts on it:
1. Very disconcerting that the DOD is the #1 employer in the world. Great stagnation anyone?
2. The UK only has a population of 63 million people. How can 1.7 million of those work for the National Health? That’s over 2.5% of the total population! And that doesn’t account for children and old people.
3. For a still poor country, China’s Defense Department employs a lot of people, making me wonder what the implications of this are for the country’s future productivity.