GOVT 1111 Unit 4 Lecture Notes

GOVT 1111 Unit 4 Lecture Notes - Public Spaces Public...

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Public Spaces, Public Places 1. Government intervention: government for free market, or government vs free market? a. Issue of licensing as necessity to practice b. Prohibition: certain things which government limits to certain instances i. Certain medicines, alcohol, allowing people to sell their own body ii. anything where the government tries to prevent us from a negative thing that they think a market won’t do on its own 2. Link to “social policy”: three types a. Three questions: i. Answering the question how many poor are there, who is poor ii. Second question is “who shall be poor” iii. Making sure the poor are by random, not because of inherent characteristics that they can’t control b. Taxation for wealth redistribution c. Welfare as redistributive property d. Civil Rights: access to all public space 3. Taxation as social policy a. All governments issue taxation as revenue producing, but also a form of social policy b. Scourge of taxation c. Jonathan Swift: all taxes discriminate
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