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Tutor profile: Patrick R.

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Patrick R.
Staff at U.S. Senate
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Subject: US Government and Politics

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Which voting system does the U.S. Congress use, proportional representation or single member district?

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Answer:

The U.S. Congress allocates members based on a single member district voting system.

Subject: US History

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From which enlightenment thinker did Thomas Jefferson get the inspiration for the famous phrase: "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"?

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John Locke's original phrase was "life, liberty, and property."

Subject: Economics

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Name one strategy available for addressing a negative externality.

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When a negative externality exists, the market is producing too much of something at an artificially low price. Therefore, the government can step in and tax the product, thereby raising the price and lowering the quantity.

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