An impressive piece of analysis & reporting! Some additional context might be helpful. For example, I looked for information on the portion of GDP consumed by government spending during the time period shown in the report (1980 - 2018) but couldn't find it. Using the per capita figures shown in the report, I teased out these approximate figures: In 1980 gov't spending was 35% of GDP, in 2016 or 2018 it was about 30%. There might be other similar contextual things. If my figuring is correct, that's showing an important trend.