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Chapter 1 - Introduction Instructor’s Manual to accompany Public Finance, Seventh Edition, by Harvey S. Rosen Suggested Answers to End-of-Chapter Discussion Questions Some of the questions have no single “correct” answer – reasonable people can go off in different directions. In such cases, the answers provided here sketch only a few possibilities. Chapter 1 - Introduction 1. a. Putin’s statement is consistent with an organic conception of government. Individuals and their goals are less important than the state. b. Rehnquist makes a clear statement of the mechanistic view of the state. 2. a. A person with an organic conception of the state might react favorably, arguing that even if an individual owner is worse off because he must show only French movies, the nation is better off because it achieves more unity. b. A libertarian would certainly reject this policy and the reasoning behind it -- there is no “national interest” independent of the interests of individuals, and people should have the right to run their lives in the way that they prefer -- including
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