Summaries for Final1-1 - POL 1040 American Politics...

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POL 1040 – American Politics Fall 2001 Professor Zilber Some Summaries for the Final When Does the Air Stink? Corporate Power and Public Policy (Clawson, Neustadtel, and Scott)- #3 The article speaks about corporate hegemony and the impact of corporate political interest groups (PACs) on public policy. It shows how campaign contributions of these interest groups win access to members of Congress, resulting in loopholes and regulatory rules favorable to businesses. It also then discusses how business decisions in general have tremendous impact on our lives, more so than governmental decisions. This business power forces Congress do be sensitive to businesses, with or without PAC donations. Clean air acts- since the early 1970s clean air regulations have been pushed off. Even when they come through with some regulation there is always some loophole. One Bill said cars could only use a certain cleaner fuel. The auto industry complained and the head of GM got to decide which fuels should be allowed. Took federally funded org. 10 years to determine that Acid rain was a problem. Reagan administration argued no action should be taken until study completed. Quale Council set up by Bush. This council could override any regulation law. So if corps. have trouble with Congress, then with regulatory agency, they can ask the Quale Council. Businesses control the U.S., outside of Congressional issues. These controls include business decisions like when to have lay-offs, number of hors people work; Investment decisions like whether to expand a new plant, to close a plant;
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