pols_chap_10 - Are interest groups good or bad for democracy Explain and defend your answer OR Is it possible to balance the pursuit of private goods

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Are interest groups good or bad for democracy? Explain and defend your answer. OR Is it possible to balance the pursuit of private goods with the need to promote the public good? Is this balance a desired goal? Why or why not? Interest groups are good for democracy. OpenStax states that “Interest groups like those for and against the ACA play a fundamental role in representing individuals, corporate interests, and the public before the government. They help inform the public and lawmakers about issues, monitor government actions, and promote policies that benefit their interests, using all three branches of government at the federal, state, and local levels.” And I mean just from that information alone anyone can tell that interest groups are beneficial, especially to those who would be powerless without them. Although people like James Madison were worried about “minorities who would organize around issues they felt strongly about, possibly to the detriment of the majority”.
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