Chapter 13 Notes

Chapter 13 Notes - making Rule making is governed by the...

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Bureaucracy I. Bureaucracy - in general, we are talking about a large complex organization composed of appointed officials. In this case, we are talking about the bureaus, departments, and offices of the executive branch II. Tpes of bureaucracy – read in text Foundations - Separated to protect them from political interference with science and the arts- NSF III. Observations on bureaucratic government Firemen first principle Slot inflation IV. Bureaucratic functions Rule implementing versus rule making. Your text calls this “Executing the Law” (implementing) vs. “regulating” (rule
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Unformatted text preview: making) Rule making is governed by the Administrative Procedures Act (first passed in 1946). Rule making usually takes the form of regulations – imposition of restrictions on the activity of market participants. Why do we have regulation? To maintain competition To police natural monopolies To reduce externalities When is rule making likely to occur? When Congress sets up an agency in the first place. When Congress passes a new law or modifies an existing one. When agencies go off on their own covertly....
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