The public sector is the part of the economy that encompases public services and enterprises. Generally speaking, these services are provided by the government and are publically funded. Such services include telecommunications, electrical grids, police, military, public education, some aspects of healthcare, and infrastructure such as bridges, roads, water supply, tunnels, sewers, and public transit. These services are usually provided to payers and non-payers alike, and stand to benefit society as a whole, and are typically self-financed or non-profits.
The public sector in The United States of America exists for several reasons, most of which derived from a necessity for stability and economic growth. Public services such as education, the postal system, military and infrastructure upkeep are services that benefit all of society, and would be difficult to assign to private developers without some inherent bias or aim to profit.
In many states, the government acts as a regulator and sets up a framework for private enterprises to ensure that businesses serve the best interests of the people. These regulations are in place to make sure these companies can earn a reasonable profit without dramatically raising prices, as the public depends on their services. The public sector also provides a means of economic stability and growth. By adjusting tax rates, money supply and use of credit, branches of government can attempt to control extreme economic booms and depressions. Finally, the government provides direct assistance to those that cannot provide for themselves.
Why it’s important to have this generation’s college students voice out and provide their input regarding the public sector.
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Before starting your essay, please familiarize yourself with public records.
Public records are created by government bodies to record incidents and events where the government’s officials and authorities became involved. This is typically associated with court records and police records, but can also include property records where a notary was needed, or vital records recording the details of a marriage. These records are public by law to ensure the transparency of the society, and can be found online, through your local municipal authority, or via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.