Govt. Lec. 1 Notes

Govt. Lec. 1 Notes - Public sector govt Remember 1 No such...

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Govt. Lecture Notes 1 01/20/12 Govt. exists: provide services, solve problems, b/c no incentive to provide you an army, ensures nothing toxic in water, societal & economical problems for which no incentive for market to solve 1. Efficiency- market does better 2. Reliability- govt. does better American govt. never designed to be efficient, govt. provides most reliable stable framework for doing business & interacting in society Private sector- capitalist competition
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Unformatted text preview: Public sector- govt. Remember: 1. No such thing as govt. be more efficient 2. Sometimes best govt. not be efficient 3. You can never have efficiency & reliable-No such thing as efficient & reliable system- closest attempt- student loans You want govt. to control- research & technology Ex. Internet- creation of Dept. of Defense-Want b/c not worried about profits Privatized garbage collection- better b/c incentives US Const. purposely designed to be inefficient however never fail you...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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