DQ 1: Government redistribution programs in the United States focus mainly on those
within the U.S. borders, even though the poor in other nations are much worse off than the
poor in the borders. Should those less fortunate individuals in other nations be
DQ 1: Cite examples of privatized services that were traditionally under the purview of
federal, state, or local government.
America has widely become known for its outstanding incarceration rates compared to
other nations. These increasing rates have res
DQ 2: Explain how the government acts as an interest group. What are the implications of
government agencies acting like special interests?
The government acts as an interest group because the representatives of the government are
elected into office. Hol
DQ 2: Explain the concept of welfare dependency. Why can people become dependent on
government programs for their support? What keeps welfare recipients from finding entrylevel jobs so they can work up to better paying jobs and escape the welfare system?
DQ 2: What examples of regulatory efforts might prohibit entrance into a free market?
Would regulatory oversight of environmental pollution for a cement factory create any
America is constantly viewed as the land of opportunity, a place whe
DQ 2: Are there any drawbacks from states seeking to maximize federal contributions to
their Medicaid programs?
There are many issues that arise when states seek to maximize federal contributions to
their Medicaid program. With the federal government shou
DQ 1: Explain the role of the government in protecting the rights of individuals in a market
economy. What government institutions are employed to protect individuals' rights? How
are the basic protective functions divided up among those institutions?
DQ 1: What is meant when a voter is said to have multiple-peaked preferences? If all voters
do not have single-peaked preferences, will this necessarily produce a cyclical majority?
Explain the role of multiple-peaked preferences in creating cyclical majo
DQ 2: When markets fail to allocate resources efficiently, perhaps because of an externality
or lack of consumer information, the government often intervenes by regulating an
industry. How can regulation improve the allocation of resources? What problems
DQ 1: Cite three challenges the Urban Institute identifies to the future success of Medicaid
as a program.
The future success of Medicaid is not guaranteed. The Urban Institute identifies multiple
reasons as to why and what needs to be overcame to ensure
DQ 2: What sorts of contract oversight are necessary to ensure privatized services remain in
line with the intention of policymakers?
Contract oversight is an important part of employing privatized services. There are many
different types of government ov
Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words regarding public goods. Include the following:
1. Explain what a public good is.
2. Discuss how a public good is different than a private good.
3. Discuss whether only government can supply a public good.
4. What are th