Participate in a political economics survey!

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    The following is a quick response 10-question survey for a college English research composition class. The survey asks about the role you feel the U.S. Government should exercise in the economy to allow for stable jobs, prices, and standards of living. Please respond with the question number and your selected quick response.


    1) Has the U.S. Government grown in size in the past century? Yes/No

    2) The U.S. Government has made great progress in improving
    the social and economic situation in the past century. True/False

    3) Do you feel that the current economic cycles of recessions and
    booms are good for maintaining stable employment and inflation? Yes/No

    4) I feel bureaucracies are performing…
    Favorably/Okay/Not so favorably

    5) Do you think changes need to be made in the operation of
    bureaucracies and prominent economic policies?

    Yes, definitely/Yes, somewhat/Not sure/No, not at all

    Answer (6) & (7) only if you answered (5) yes.

    6) The best way to deal with bureaucratic problems is to make
    bureaucracy more accountable, such as clearer legislative directives. True/False

    7) Considering making bureaucracies more accountable has been tried many times, the best way to deal with bureaucratic problems is to decrease bureaucracy’s size and shift more control to the state and local governments.
    True/False

    8) Do you believe that Keynesian economics, the theory that the
    government controls the economy through fluctuating the tax and
    spending levels, upturn and downturns, has and will continue allow
    stable jobs and prices? Yes/No

    9) Is the economy to complex to control directly that the
    government should focus on the supply of money through tax and
    spending cuts, to create stable jobs and prices? Yes/No


    10) What do you consider yourself politically?

    Conservative/Moderately conservative/
    No strong opinion/Moderately liberal/Liberal
     
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    Of course not. where would you get that idea? :p:

    Not really, I think the American people have, but the US government has been the problem keeping Americans back.

    I dont have an answer for this one. But does it really matter? my opinion isnt going to change the cycle.

    By deffinition Bureaucracies preform unfavorably.

    Yeah change needs to happen. we need to get rid of the inefficiency and for the most part get the bureaucracies out of American life.

    how are clear legistlative directives going to make bureacratic problems go away? What needs to happen is to introduce competition somehow, make things more effective.

    Has it yet?

    Conservative.
     
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    1) Has the U.S. Government grown in size in the past century? Yes

    2) The U.S. Government has made great progress in improving
    the social and economic situation in the past century. True

    3) Do you feel that the current economic cycles of recessions and
    booms are good for maintaining stable employment and inflation? No

    4) I feel bureaucracies are performing…
    Okay

    5) Do you think changes need to be made in the operation of
    bureaucracies and prominent economic policies?

    Yes

    Answer (6) & (7) only if you answered (5) yes.

    6) The best way to deal with bureaucratic problems is to make
    bureaucracy more accountable, such as clearer legislative directives. True

    7) Considering making bureaucracies more accountable has been tried many times, the best way to deal with bureaucratic problems is to decrease bureaucracy’s size and shift more control to the state and local governments.
    False

    8) Do you believe that Keynesian economics, the theory that the
    government controls the economy through fluctuating the tax and
    spending levels, upturn and downturns, has and will continue allow stable jobs and prices ? No

    9) Is the economy to complex to control directly that the
    government should focus on the supply of money through tax and
    spending cuts, to create stable jobs and prices? Yes


    10) What do you consider yourself politically?

    Moderately liberal
     
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    1. Yes
    2. True
    3. I feel that it's just part of a capitalistic society... so I suppose yes.
    4. OK
    5. Depends on what policies you are talking about.
    6. True
    7. True
    8. No
    9. Yes
    10.Conservative
     
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    1) Has the U.S. Government grown in size in the past century? Yes

    2) The U.S. Government has made great progress in improving
    the social and economic situation in the past century. True

    3) Do you feel that the current economic cycles of recessions and
    booms are good for maintaining stable employment and inflation? Yes

    4) I feel bureaucracies are performing…
    Okay

    5) Do you think changes need to be made in the operation of
    bureaucracies and prominent economic policies?

    Yes, definitely

    Answer (6) & (7) only if you answered (5) yes.

    6) The best way to deal with bureaucratic problems is to make
    bureaucracy more accountable, such as clearer legislative directives. True

    7) Considering making bureaucracies more accountable has been tried many times, the best way to deal with bureaucratic problems is to decrease bureaucracy’s size and shift more control to the state and local governments.
    True

    8) Do you believe that Keynesian economics, the theory that the
    government controls the economy through fluctuating the tax and
    spending levels, upturn and downturns, has and will continue allow
    stable jobs and prices? Yes

    9) Is the economy to complex to control directly that the
    government should focus on the supply of money through tax and
    spending cuts, to create stable jobs and prices? Yes


    10) What do you consider yourself politically?

    Moderately conservative
     

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