AP U.S. Government & Politics Mr. Oglesby Chapter 17 The Policy-Making Process Vocabulary Terms Political agenda Client politics Deregulation Cost logrolling OSHA Benefit Pork-barrel legislation Process regulation Majoritarian politics Policy entrepreneurs Superfund Interest group politics entrepreneurial politics Important questions 1. What would be a pluralist rebuttal to the Marxist assertion that economics controls politics in the formation of public policy? 2. Why does your text assert that “the scope of legitimate government action is always getting larger?” What would be required to reduce the scope of government action? 3. What were some of the major events in antitrust legislation? How would you characterize governmental action with regard to antitrust legislation? Are we aggressive enough? Are we too aggressive? 4. What types of policies do you think are most likely to be beneficial for the nation? How might majoritairan policy be detrimental to the nation? (Consider, for example, the difficulty in modifying Social Security benefits in the interest of the larger economy).