Week Three Discussion Forum

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Week Three Discussion Forum This week, I have two discussion forum questions for your response. Please post your response to each question separately: 1. The federal government had extensive control over the development of hydroelectric power, encouraged the development of this energy source by public entities, and FDR used this public development as an opportunity to provide work relief to the unemployed during the Great Depression. Since that time, there has been little support for government control of any industry to that extent. However, given our current economic climate, would such an approach be appropriate in the development of alternative energy sources? Explain, and then respond to at least one of your classmates' responses and explain why you agree or disagree. I would argue that in recent years, due to economic conditions, government control or at least direct involvement, in industry has grown. Take domestic automakers, for example. The General Motors Corp. received government loans last year, and the U.S. Department of Treasury became a major shareholder. Sinc...
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