By William R. Nester

For approximately 4 centuries, american citizens have debated the government's right function in constructing the financial system. a few argue that the economic system develops the simplest whilst govt intervenes the least. Others counter that the economic system most sensible develops whilst govt and company interact subsequently. a quick heritage of yankee business rules analyzes the ideological, political, and commercial coverage fight from the colonial period to the Nineteen Nineties. to provide a whole knowing, either the chronology and strategy of America's business policymaking and guidelines are explored extensive throughout.

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Does not understand and is unable to direct ... his sovereignty is a fiction. " But America's school system, which seems to put as much emphasis on football and proms as on studies, or on feelings as on thinking, is certainly partly reponsible for public ignorance. Yet the school system only reflects popular American culture's prevailing values. " Alas, what often passes for common sense is simply common prejudice or ignorance. Special interest groups have tapped into these prejudices by mobilizing segments of the public through mass mailings and telephone calls, "hate radio," church pulpits and television stations to write their representatives and senators on specific issues.

The business goal is not so much legal victory as it is the intimidation of citizen groups from addressing their concerns. IS Yet, SLAPPs are becoming a less effective strategy for developers. Environmentalists have retaliated with "SLAPP Backs" by suing developers with malicious prosecution suits. To date, three states - New York, California, and Washington - have enacted anti-SLAPP laws that place a greater burden of proof on those who file them and imposes penalties for frivilous suits. A national anti-SLAPP law may eventually be passed, although not as long as the Republican Party controls Congress.

Computer chips are the hub for the microelectronics industry. That billion dollars worth of computer chips may well stimulate tens or even hundreds of billions of dollars worth of related industries and their highpaying jobs. In contrast, potato chips are junk food that demand few refinement steps from field to package. A billion dollars worth of potato chips contributes little in income, skills, related industries, and new technologies - in other words, in development - to the economy. Computer chips, thus, are a "strategic industry;" potato chips are not.

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