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Week 1 notes POLS 3020
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Date Created: 08/30/15
Tim Newman American Domestic Public Policy Week 1 Wealth and Inequality Why do we study public Policy Know effects and consequences of public policy How do we measure wealth inequality Measure the wealth of everyone The issue is that wealthy people are able to hide their money from taxes which is how wealth is measured Research Suggests that wealth concentration in the US could be worse than in any other society in history Public Policy is always goal oriented there is always an intention it39s about actions vs inaction The default being inaction not changing anything Agenda Setting Identifying a Problem problem de nition Finding a Fix to the Problemis there or is there not a possible x For example climate change There is very little policy being made regarding it because there is not ef cient enough x for it However there are some xes for economic inequality Political feasibility is it possible to do within government Is it a political issue Technical feasibility Is it literally possible In relation to income inequality Political feasibility Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both doing very well running on inequality platforms Technical feasibility taxation of the wealthy etc Egalitarian equally distributed society
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