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Bell Ringer: Special Interest Groups and Government Regulation

Special Interest Groups and Government Regulation

Dick Carpenter talked about how special interest groups advocate for government regulations to benefit their businesses, particularly through occupational licenses.

Description

Dick Carpenter talked about how special interest groups advocate for government regulations to benefit their businesses, particularly through occupational licenses. (* Please note that this Bell Ringer features two Video Clips)

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is the myth of occupational licenses according to Mr. Carpenter?
  • Explain why members of an industry would want to require licenses and more government regulation according to Mr. Carpenter.
  • What is a bottlenecker? Describe how the work of bottleneckers is evident throughout society.

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Competition
    • Economics
    • Lobbying
    • Occupational License
    • Regulations
    • Special Interest Group

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsBureaucracy & RegulationEconomics & Financial LiteracyInterest Groups & Lobbying

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity