One of the earliest subjects on which I posted and to which I’ve returned from time to time over the years is Gammon’s Law. To refresh your memory Gammon’s Law is the rule of thumb that in a bureaucratic organization as expenditures increase production decreases. It’s been identified in education by Milton Friedman, in health care (the “law” was first enunciated in Gammon’s analysis of British National Health), and other organizations.
Does it apply to the military? How would you define production in the military? How can it be measured?