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Sept 2 & 9 - Majoritorianism The control of public...

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Majoritorianism: The control of public policy by the majority of the adult population Pluralism: the competition between various groups for influence over the public policy relevant to their interests Elitism: the control of public policy across a variety of policy domains by a small group of individuals a. Usually rich people Bureaucratic rule: the control of public policy by career bureaucrats – a kind of bureaucratic elitism a. To give democracy more control How different should incomes be? Wealth a. What constitutes wealth in a society? b. How wealthy is the U.S.? b.i. Sources of Wealth b.i.1. Human Resources b.i.1.a. Must be developed and utilized b.i.2. Natural Resources b.i.2.a. Well protected by borders b.i.3. Existing wealth b.i.3.a. Pending how good the government is things could fall apart b.i.4. Governmental infrastructure b.ii. Pretty good, lots of criticism c. What role does the government play in creating and destroying wealth? Why did North America develop as it did?
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