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Private interest groups and the lend-lease debate, 1940-1941

Andrew Edward Johnstone

Private interest groups and the lend-lease debate, 1940-1941

by Andrew Edward Johnstone

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Phil) - University of Birmingham, Department of Modern History, School of Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts.

Statementby Andrew Edward Johnstone.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18459436M

Lend-lease deals with broad international questions and vast, sometimes complicated and technical operations. Many people have misunderstood its purpose; others seem to be ignorant of its accomplishments. As late as Novem , almost three years after the beginning of the lend-lease debate, the Gallup Poll disclosed that “In spite of. The Lend-Lease Act was introduced on Janu and passed on March 11 following two months of congressional debate, pitting advocates such as Secretary of War Henry Stimson against isolationists such as Robert Taft, Hamilton Fish and Charles Lindbergh.

Start studying Chapter Interest Groups and Lobbying. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.   On the materiel side, historians have shown, – and I am thinking of two essays in particular, Robert Higgs’s chapter on the rearmament program of (in Mills and Rockoff, The Sinews of War) and Alex Roland’s take on the MIC – the U.S. government enacted a series of new policies and programs that we have come to.

When an interest group produces public goods (collective benefits), members lose the incentive to contribute to the maintenance of the interest group, because they will receive the benefit anyway. This is particularly true of large groups. Because of this free-rider problem, an interest group will lose influence and may cease to exist.   The huge problem with this debate is that neither of the sides presented offers a coherent definition of “self interest” or “public interest.” As the scholars quoted above use the term, “self interest” applies to political practices of taking others’ wealth by force, forcibly blocking or harming competitors, gaining special.


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Private interests usually seek particularized benefit s from government that favor either a single interest or a narrow set of interests. For example, corporations and political institutions may lobby. The Lend-Lease policy, formally titled An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States, (Pub.L.

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71 The Lobbying Disclosure Act defined who can and cannot lobby, and requires lobbyists and interest groups to register with the federal government.

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Nicholas Lemann on Arthur Fisher Bentley, Thomas Frank, the concept of political pluralism, and the eternal issue of wrangling between special-interest groups.The Lend-Lease Act, approved by Congress in Marchgave President Franklin D.

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