Date: October 1, 2012
To: Lead Economist Laura
From: Stephen Garlitz
Subject: Sample report 1 for Voter Victor
I have finished my finished my research for Voter Victor and my report is below.
Some have informed you that in the United States are a Capitalist or market driven economy. To that end they are somewhat correct. In The United States we are a system that partially functions on a free enterprise system where a person or companies are free to run or start a business. When they do so need to be able to raise capital to run that business or enterprise. Usually the ...view middle of the document...
The government is broken into several different types they are as follows.
The federal government is governed by an elected President and then there is a congress that consists of body of people elected by the people that represent the people. Then inside of the United States there are 50 states that each has their own state government. Since you live in Utah lets cover that state. Utah has an elected Governor and a very similar congress that runs very closely to the federal government where they set rules which are called laws.
In Utah the laws can be somewhat restrictive on different types of businesses. In other states businesses have the ability to sell alcohol pretty freely in most stores. Utah is among a handful of states that regulates the sale of alcohol through a state ran alcohol beverage commission. Some believe that this stifles real free enterprise. This is what we call a mixed economy where the government gets involved in what should be private enterprise.
The government also issues government backed securities into the market system so some investors have a way to invest in secure investments versus in a total free market economy investors usually have to invest in public companies with their investments.