Is massive bureaucracy military complex that wastes 200-300 billion dollars a year, or the million plus working people in windowless offices watching out for terrorists?
Actually there is such a relationship - it has to do the amount of energy required to control increasing complexity and interdependence. You can have a smaller government if you reduce the number, variety, speed of delivery of goods ad services exchanged. Most people want and need a complex varied society and the infrastructure needed to deliver it. I think there are still a few places in the US where you can escape some of this. You may meet me there, but I will be vacationing not working.