ABOUT THIS BLOG

I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:

· To post questions or comments;

· To follow up on class discussions;

· To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Types of Interest Groups

Businesses

Number of businesses



Where people actually work:  in large enterprises (with 500+ employees)


Most Americans own stock:
Trend: Percentage of U.S. Adults Invested in the Stock Market

Trade and Professional Associations


  • In 2014, 7.2 million employees in the public sector belonged to a union, compared with 7.4 million workers in the private sector. The union membership rate for public-sector workers (35.7 percent) was substantially higher than the rate for private-sector workers (6.6 percent).
  • Sometime surprising agendas
Non-economic


Conglomerates or "Families of Organizations"


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