- 15.1: During George Washingtons administration, there were ________ cabin...
- 15.2: The spoils system allocated political appointments on the basis of ...
- 15.3: Two recent periods of large-scale bureaucratic expansion were _____...
- 15.4: Briefly explain the underlying reason for the emergence of the spoi...
- 15.5: The Civil Service Commission was created bythe ________.a. Pendleto...
- 15.6: The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 created the Office of Personne...
- 15.7: Briefly explain the benefits and drawbacks of a merit system.
- 15.8: Which describes the ideal bureaucracy according to Max Weber? a. an...
- 15.9: Which of the following models of bureaucracy best accounts for the ...
- 15.10: An example of a government corporation is ________. a. NASA b. the ...
- 15.11: Briefly explain why government might create a government corporation.
- 15.12: The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 helps citizens exercise over...
- 15.13: When reformers speak of bureaucratic privatization, they mean all t...
- 15.14: Briefly explain the advantages of negotiated rulemaking.
- 15.15: What concerns might arise when Congress delegates decision-making a...
- 15.16: In what ways might the patronage system be made more efficient?
- 15.17: Does the use of bureaucratic oversight staff by Congress and by the...
- 15.18: Which model of bureaucracy best explains the way the government cur...
- 15.19: Do you think Congress and the president have done enough to protect...
Solutions for Chapter 15: The Bureaucracy
Full solutions for American Government
a group of firms acting in unison
a visual model of the economy that shows how dollars flow through markets among households and firms
the fall in total surplus that results from a market distortion, such as a tax
the property of society getting the most it can from its scarce resources
a measure of the responsiveness of quantity demanded or quantity supplied to a change in one of its determinants
medium of exchange
an item that buyers give to sellers when they want to purchase goods and services
model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply
the model that most economists use to explain shortrun fluctuations in economic activity around its long-run trend
a situation in which economic actors interacting with one another each choose their best strategy given the strategies that all the other actors have chosen
the study of government using the analytic methods of economics
an absolute level of income set by the federal government for each family size below which a family is deemed to be in poverty
goods that are neither excludable nor rival in consumption
an action taken by an uninformed party to induce an informed party to reveal information
tax on goods produced abroad and sold domestically
the manner in which the burden of a tax is shared among participants in a market
total revenue (for a firm)
the amount a firm receives for the sale of its output
the value of a nation’s exports minus the value of its imports; also called net exports
Tragedy of the Commons
a parable that illustrates why common resources are used more than is desirable from the standpoint of society as a whole
value of the marginal product
the marginal product of an input times the price of the output
the study of how the allocation of resources affects economic well-being
willingness to pay
the maximum amount that a buyer will pay for a good