PO 111:SOCIAL& ECONOMIC POLICY
New Focus: Policy not institutions
Some general points:
Different types of policy have different types of politics, Lowi distributive,
redistributive, regulatory typology.
Politics creates policy but policy creates politics
Inheritance before choice
AARP: American Association of retired people
Government, health care and wealthfare
1. American exceptionalism makes us think welfare will be low-individualism
2. Welfare comes in different types, insurance versus targeted, different politics.
Gvt needs to do more work help needy.
Poor people too dependent on gvt.
Government has mixed attitudes on welfare
Effects with Obamacare
Loss of party identification
What is going on in politics?
Why isn’t the US socialist?
Hard to have third party succeed
Country composed on immigrants and their descendants
America identifies on race and religion
Prosperity – everyone who comes to the US came from a poorer home/
Obama’s Ratings are down:
Can’t get Supreme Court Ruling - Can’t get through Republican Filibuster
Refers to the actions that governments take in the economic field.
Types of economic policy
o Micro and macro Micro: Small details: Supply and Demand
Macro: Government as a whole
• Keynesian: Simple model C+l+G, The multiplier
o Atheory stating that the government can stabilize
the economy – smooth business cycles by