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An example of a distributive policy is A. antidrug laws. B. a law restricting the use of the death penalty. C. farm subsidies. D. emissions regulations. E. public assistance. Is C the correct answer?

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Yes, C is the correct answer. When the government provides farm subsidies it is providing federal funds to American agribusinesses. This federal funding is used to ensure the economic success of the agricultural industry. Specifically, the United States provides federal funding to farmers who grow soybeans, corn, wheat, cotton, and...

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Yes, C is the correct answer. When the government provides farm subsidies it is providing federal funds to American agribusinesses. This federal funding is used to ensure the economic success of the agricultural industry. Specifically, the United States provides federal funding to farmers who grow soybeans, corn, wheat, cotton, and rice. Generally, these are large businesses that grow a substantial amount of one of these crops; so, this funding isn't going to small farming operations or to individuals who may be in actual need of assistance but rather to larger businesses in order to ensure that the free market continues. On average, the United States spends roughly $20 billion a year on farm subsidies in order to buffer the risks associated with the agricultural industry.

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A distributive policy is a policy that attempts to distribute funds or resources to various groups to help them succeed. In essence, they are a form of government subsidies that give money to a specific group of people or businesses. Therefore, yes, C is correct.

Farm subsidies are funds given by the government to help farms expand, improve equipment and operations, and ensure they keep running. A subsidy is a distribution of tax dollars from the general population to various corporate entities. For instance, companies that use renewable energy sources will receive government subsidies; these are distributions from the general fund of taxpayer dollars to specific groups, therefore making them distributive policies and they help improve the business or entity to which they’re given.

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Distributive and redistributive policies give out government money to specific groups. Since government money originates from citizens (normally in the form of taxes or fees) all such policies essentially take money from one group of people and give the money to another group of people or businesses. These can be in the form of tax breaks—such as when states offer incentives for companies to relocate—or direct subsidies, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps) or Medicaid.

The term redistributive is normally used to signify the distribution of money from the wealthy (taken in the form of taxes) to the those in need in an effort to reduce economic inequality and assist the people who require help—such as children living in poverty or disabled veterans.

Distributive programs are any programs that give out government benefits. The vast majority of beneficiaries are not the poor but large corporations or the extremely wealthy who benefit from tax breaks and other subsidies. This might include farm subsidies, which are distributed mainly to large-scale farms or farmers with annual incomes of over $150,000 per year; large scale corporate subsidies, such as the relocation incentives offered to Amazon—one of the five largest companies in the world; or incentives for multi-million dollar sports teams to locate in certain cities.

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You have chosen the correct answer for this question.  Option C is the best example of a distributive policy.

Distributive public policies are one of three kinds of policies.  There are regulatory policies that are meant to keep order in society and to protect society from things that would be dangerous.  Options A, B, and D would be examples of regulatory policies.  There are redistributive policies that are mainly meant to create greater economic equality.  Option E is the classic example of a redistributive policy. 

That leaves the third kind of policy, distributive policies.  These are policies that are meant largely to make sure that certain activities will be undertaken.  Governments engage in these policies if there are activities that they want to see happen but which might not happen without government help.  Farm subsidies are an example of distributive policy because they encourage people to farm, which is an activity that the government thinks is beneficial and which might not be done enough without subsidies.

So, you got the right answer! 

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