m5l2 - LECTURE FOUR: THE POLITICAL ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF...

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9/28/11 I. The importance of government to business A. Federal government expenditures: $3.5 trillion B. Federal taxation: $2.4 trillion C. Tax expenditures $1.1 trillion D. Government regulation E. Trade policy II. An Overview of Business and Politics A. The “iron law” of public policy B. Intra-business battles; search for competitive advantage C. Business vs.- non-business constituencies D. Baptist- bootlegger alliances E. Offensive vs. defensive policy positions LECTURE FOUR: THE POLITICAL ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF BUSINESS
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9/28/11 III. The Structure of Federal Decision-making A. Congress : the importance of committees B. Administrative rule- making: 8000 new federal regulations each year C. The courts and judicial review D. The White House
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9/28/11 IV. Forms of business political activity A. Lobbying: 11,600 registered lobbyists, lobbying expenditures $3.5 billion B. Campaign contributions: Steady increases in the costs of political campaigns: $1.5 million for a winning house race in
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course UGBA 10 taught by Professor Xuanmingsu during the Summer '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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m5l2 - LECTURE FOUR: THE POLITICAL ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF...

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