Home Assignment #1
Share of GDP is spent by the governments in the United States? How is this
divided among federal, state, and local government?
the history of government spending in the United States in the Twentieth
century.How do you account for the large increase in the size of the
government? Do you view this growth as desirable or undesirable?
are the major activities undertaken by the federal government? How have
these activities changed since 1960? Does this indicate a conscious shift
in the priorities of government? Do you view these changes as desirable or
has sometimes been suggested that the government’s budget reflects goals
and priorities of government. Government spends more in areas that it
views as important as it does in areas that have lower priority. Does the
government’s budget accurately reflect the priorities of government? Are
the government’s priorities what you think they should be? If you could
alter the government’s budget, what changes would you make?
a democracy, the government’s decisions are made by majority rule. Is
majority rule a good method for allocating resources? What are advantages
and disadvantages of allocating resources by majority rule? When would
majority rule allocation of resources be most appropriate, and when would
it be least appropriate?