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The Role of Government and Regulation

A Strong Central Government

The United States, compared to countries like France, does not have a very strong central government. For example, public education in the United States is almost wholly within the domain of local government. In two-pages, discuss whether or not you believe that in the 21st century Washington should have greater power to dictate

Accounting for Governmental Entities

Can you match the transactions to the affected funds? (1) Proceeds of $500,000 were received from a bond issue were used for the purchase of the privately owned water utility in the city. (2) Property taxes of $300,000 were designated to be set aside for the eventual retirement of the City Hall building bonds that were co

Bureaucracy in Healthcare

Classical bureaucracy has been the defining hall-mark of health services organization. Is bureaucracy necessary to deliver effective health care? Why or why not?

Communications from private organizations versus government agencies may vary greatly. Private sector organizations do not have to answer to "taxpayers" and typically communicate to stockholders via annual reports. Government agencies must often abide by public disclosure laws, in which very little information is "immune" from communication. Pitfalls can exist in how each sector communicates with the public. This solution analyzes ways to avoid problems in about 300 words.

The specific questions asked by the student were: What are some key differences between public and private sector communications? Do private sector communication skills always translate well to the public sector? What are some potential pitfalls you might encounter and how can you avoid them? If communications contain to

Importance of Strong Central Government

A strong central government is a form of government that is able to force the states and municipalities to abide by the central government's laws that they set out.The United States, in comparison to other countries like France, does not have a very strong central government. The question that arises is: should the United States

Financial Markets and Financial Regulation

What does Behavioral Finance (BF) have to offer in a debate where the main topic is "Financial Markets" and "Financial Regulations"? Focus both on the micro (individual) behavior and the macro (system-wide/economy-wide) behavior. A. In favor of the part that favors regulation of financial markets. B. In opposition to the pa

Office Policy Dilemma

Read the scenario below. Describe how you will handle this situation. Explain your reasons. You recently accepted the position as office manager for a small medical claims billing company. The business is small and has few rules and regulations. Unfortunately, the lack of rules and regulations is creating a problem that you

Government and Business

- Describe the current relationship between government and business in the United States. - Describe one public policy goal of the United States for its citizens. - Evaluate the value of governmental regulation for American consumers. - State whether corporations should have political strategies or not. Justify your opinion.

Government Contracting

Please provide 8-10 explanatory comments for each of the following questions. One reference may include the Federal Acquisition Regulation: 1. What are acquisition plans designed to do? 2. A performance-based acquisition method is the preferred method of procuring service with the exception of procuring what kind of serv

Government and Corporations

I need help with the following questions. I'm not looking for a paper, but 2-3 paragraphs per question to help me get a better idea on how government plays a role in CSR. -Do governmental CSR policies assist consumers or organizations? In what ways? -Do governmental policies differ throughout the world? In what ways? -In

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

James will award six contracts. - Office supply contract with a cost to be expected at $200,000 - Furniture contract with a cost to be expected at $50,000 - Computer contract with a cost to be expected at $245,000 - The construction contract with a cost expected to be over $2 million - The IT Services contract with a c

Self-Determination Theory

What is the relationship between job fit (i.e. how well a person is suited for his job), individual motivation, and the pursuit of organizational objectives? Explore the role of self-determination theory (Gagne & Deci, 2005) in job fit and its utility for leaders in establishing organization-level motivation strategies. I hav

Government Financing

1)Why are the basic financial statements of a government?more so than those of a business?inadequate as a basis for assessing the entity's fiscal health? 2)Both notes to the financial statements and required supplementary information (RSI) must be included in the government's CAFR. What, then, does it matter if information i

What responsibilities did David Duncan owe to Arthur Andersen?

1. What responsibilities did David Duncan owe to Arthur Andersen? To Enron's management? To Enron's stockholders? To the accounting profession? 2. What are the ethical responsibilities of a corporate attorney, such as Nancy Temple, who works for "aggressive" client wishing to push the envelope of legality? 3. Under what

Discuss: The Market for Consumer Goods and Services

Question: In the market for most consumer goods and services we assume the law of supply and demand, operating through open competition, determines the price. Competition, however, does not necessarily work to the consumer's advantage in the insurance market. Please discuss the following questions: - How does the pricing of an

Government Regulations add costs to American companies

Government Regulations add costs to American companies. Many of these regulations were "born" based on employer abuses of worker's rights in the past. Some of them, it could be argued, are no longer necessary or are of little value. The costs associated with these are significant. Do you think if the government eliminated some o

Governmental Fund Statements, FASAB Study Questions

9. Which of the following items are typically reported differently between the governmental fund statements and the Governmental Activities column of the government-wide statements? A. Capital outlays. B. Cash collected on property taxes receivable. C. Accounts payable and other accrued expenses. D. Inventories. 10. Whic

Would you expect government to tax goods with elastic or inelastic demand?

1. Would you expect government to tax goods with elastic or inelastic demand? Explain how the elasticity of the taxed good would affect government revenue. Use at least one example of a good that is taxed to illustrate your point. 2. Apply the concept of deadweight loss to the taxation of consumer and producer surplus. 3

Emission Charges and Business Innovation

How can emission charges encourage businesses to be innovative? Provide a specific example of this. Compare this approach with a standard regulation from a central authority.

In this "age of reinvention and managerialist government" debate

Debate: In this "age of reinvention and managerialist government," we still need to be concerned about the "ethic of citizenship." Take a position on whether you agree or disagree, present it, and support it with specific examples. References Denhardt, R.B., & Denhardt, J.V. (2009). Public administration: An action orien