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Social & Domestic Policy. Chapter 21. Business & Labor Policy. Section I. Promoting & Protecting Business. Free Trade (NAFTA) Why might the U.S. want free trade around the world? Federal Subsidies Commerce Dept. Help for Small Business Regulating Business Which is better for business?

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Social domestic policy

Social & Domestic Policy

Chapter 21


Business labor policy

Business & Labor Policy

Section I


Promoting protecting business

Promoting & Protecting Business

  • Free Trade (NAFTA)

    • Why might the U.S. want free trade around the world?

    • Federal Subsidies

    • Commerce Dept.

    • Help for Small Business

  • Regulating Business

    • Which is better for business?

      • More regulation

      • Less regulation

  • What can you tell me about Upton Sinclair?

    • The Jungle

  • Promoting & Protecting Business costs the government MONEY


Promoting protecting business1

Promoting & Protecting Business

  • Consumer Protection

    • There would be meat stored in great piles in rooms and the water from leaky roofs would drip over it, and thousands of rats would race about it…These rats were nuisances, and the packers would put poisoned bread out for them; they would die, and then rats, bread, and meat would go into the hoppers together. – Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

    • Consumer Protection Laws

    • False Advertising Laws

    • Consumers and Product Safety

    • Regulating sale of stocks (SEC)


Promoting protecting business2

Promoting & Protecting Business

  • Government and Labor

    • Unions – Wagner Act guarantees the rights of all workers to organize and bargain collectively

    • Regulating Unions – Taft-Hartley Act attempts to restore balance between labor and management

    • Fast Food Workers

    • Does a minimum wage cost the economy jobs?

    • Does a minimum wage force business to share the vast wealth with the people that help produce it?

    • Should we have a minimum wage?


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