08-25 Democratic Republic

08-25 Democratic Republic - I August 25 Terms Public Good...

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Unformatted text preview: I. August 25 Terms: Public Good Direct Democracy Representative Democracy Liberalism Conservatism A. Provide Public Goods B. Solve the Collective Action Problem The Role of Government II. Direct Democracy III. Political Ideologies Nonrival Non‐excludable C. Deciding who gets what, and how much John wants to watch ESPN Carol wants to watch C‐SPAN Rich wants to watch Soap Operas Emily doesn’t watch much TV Order vs. Civil Liberties Economic equality vs. Property rights 1 A. The Athenian Model B. Dangers C. Representative Democracy “such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention, and have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property” – James Madison Sovereign power rests with the people Elected representatives make decisions Initially: President and Senators chosen by elites Only free white males allowed to vote (some states required property ownership) Women in the 1920 African Americans in 1870/1964 A. Liberalism B. Conservatism Classical Liberalism Limited Government Individual Rights Thomas Jefferson Adam Smith 2 Classical Liberalism Limited Government Individual Rights Classical Liberalism Limited Government Individual Rights Modern Liberalism FDR Modern Liberalism FDR Government can solve problems Economic / Fiscal Conservatism Less government / spending, capitalism, private property Economic / Fiscal Conservatism Less government / spending, capitalism, private property Rick Perry Social Conservatism Traditional values John McCain Michael Bloomberg Michele Bachmann 3 ...
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