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Unit V Influencing the American Political System. Unit V Influencing the American Political System Key Understandings: Political Activity is Economic Activity. There is a political invisible hand Competition in politics is similar and different to that of competition in the economy.

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Unit V

Influencing the American Political System

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Unit V Influencing the American Political System

  • Key Understandings:
  • Political Activity is Economic Activity.
  • There is a political invisible hand
  • Competition in politics is similar and different to that of competition in the economy.
  • Politics is the act of influencing government decisions.
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Key Terms:

Politics

Political Parties

Political Spectrum

Conservative

Moderate

Liberal

Statist/Populist

Libertarian

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Key Terms:

Median Voter Theorem

Special Interest Groups

Lobbyist

Political Action Committees

Public Policy

Campaign Finance Reform

Capture Theory

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Key Terms:

Closed Primary

Open Primary

Party Platform

Plank

Propaganda

Sound bites

Polls

Surveys

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Key People/Groups:

Republicans

Democrats

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Important Documentsand outside readings:

The Public Choice School: Politics as a Business

Websites:

Republic website

Democrat website

Opensecrets.org

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Politics as economy activityPolitical spectrumOn the issuesA different spectrum Why is the center under represented?Political partiesAnswer the question - deep pockets try to broaden baseInterest group/lobbyist/pacsCapture theoryPolitical invisible handAnswer the question- fringe organized not worth cost of fightingMoney and elections Answer questionIndividual donations smaller than pacsIndividuals cannot be organized - too diverse collective groups Campaign finance reform- capture - lowering the supply per donator not the demand per candidate Answer the question

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Tvads propagandaMoneyAnswer question Election year eventMedian voter theorem and closed primary - answer questionElectoral college - 270 2 party system - answer question 3rd party candidate and median voter therein - answer question Public choice theory foundations and questions

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As Adam Smith wrote, in the economic market people who only intend to serve their self-interest are driven by an invisible hand to serve the public interest, which was no part of their original intention.

Milton Friedman also explains that just like the economic market, there is an invisible hand in politics but it works in the opposite direction.

“In the government sphere, as in the market, there seems to be an invisible hand, but it operates in precisely the opposite direction from Adam Smith’s: an individual who intends only to serve the public interest by fostering government intervention is ‘led by an invisible hand to promote’ private interests, which was no part of his intention.”

Friedman explains why this happens,

“As we have seen in case after case, the general interest is defused over millions of people, the special interest is concentrated.”

If I decide to put this in unit 5

Remove from unit 3 page 238