PP.1.22 - Expect that governments with better information...

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Size of government Tax burden: Amount government raises through taxes, as percent of GDP Government debt: Amount government borrows, as percent of GDP America provides collective goods through private markets instead of government Americans want fewer collective goods provided by the government Political institutions make it harder to provide collective goods Americans believe government is run by a few big interests Too much influence by special interests Public officials don’t care what people think
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Unformatted text preview: Expect that governments with better information and more incentives respond better to preferences US has more elections to choose more officials than other countries President, House, Senate, state, and local offices 1/500 are officials Primary elections, initiatives, referenda Vpp207@nyu.edu Office 419, 4 th , 19W 4 th Increase in income inequality Decrease in participation in the political process...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course POL 53.0300 taught by Professor Harvey during the Spring '08 term at NYU.

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