notes PAM 230 sept 3 - PAM 230: 03/09/2008 10:41:00

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PAM 230:  03/09/2008 11:41:00 Public policy is ubiquitous in our lives Practically every aspect of our lives Sometimes policies positive and welcome Public policy makers Distributive policies o Re-distributive policies, not always popular. Must decide who should get and who shouldn’t Regulate function of indivduals and groups: regulatory policies What sorts of goods and services to gov’t provide and to whom? Collective: if provided for one, provided for all (ex. National defense) even if you don’t pay taxes you use them Private: benefit individuals or small groups (ex. Public housing, welfare checks) Are these collective or Private Goods? Garbage collection? private Postal service public good in that someone comes around Medical care Museums Immunization public Government produces goods and services The American Political System Separation of power- guranteed by consitution, therefore many points of ofificial
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notes PAM 230 sept 3 - PAM 230: 03/09/2008 10:41:00

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