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Unformatted text preview: b) Cues and informational shortcuts c) The wonders of aggregation 4) Summary a) Increasing research suggests that public views are relatively informed, stable, and responsivethat they shape government policy b) Yet fast asymmetries in knowledge/sophistication exist across citizens c) Americans are concerned about economic inequality and hold relatively populist economic views, though less so than citizens of other nations d) Americans are highly skeptical of government action to remedy economic inequality e) Americans subscribe to a highly robust conception of political equality 5) A Case Study: Canada a) Most similar system i) Similar opinion dynamics/political culture ii) Similar levels of public spending iii) Both federal states b) Yet: i) deliberate effort to reduce poverty, especially among the aged ii) continuing high levels of unionization iii) universal health insurance iv) success through 1980s, with recent strains...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PLSC 203 taught by Professor Jacobhacker during the Spring '07 term at Yale.
- Spring '07