PAM 230 notes sept 8 - PAM 2300 10:14:00 How do policy makers decide what they will work on Policy makers typically solve problems that can be

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PAM 2300:  08/09/2008 11:14:00 How do policy makers decide what they will work on? Policy makers typically solve problems that can be easily resolved; more complex matters, the ones that require significant time, effort, and or money are often less worked on The policy Agenda The demands that policy makers choose or feel compelled to act on at a given time o Evolve in 2 different ways Top down, policy makers take lead Example: no child left behind act, policy makers compared US to very small nations and passed this act which created man initiatives and started to measure output of education from schools Bottom up: “we the people” decide that something needs to be done Health care insurance support for small businesses, most of unemployed people are those that don’t have health insurance. Movement of small businesses to get solution for this Small businesses want to provide health insurance but it is not affordable, they want to keep health care on top of agenda of
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course PAM 2300 taught by Professor Avery,r. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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PAM 230 notes sept 8 - PAM 2300 10:14:00 How do policy makers decide what they will work on Policy makers typically solve problems that can be

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