-a government-owned corporation that provides goods or services for which the private sector presumably cannot meet the need.
ex. U.S. Postal Service
-a federally chartered but privately owned corporation that seeks to improve the flow of credit
ex. Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
Iron triangle: the political alliance of executive branch agencies, congressional committees, and interest groups
Issue Network: loose groupins of people and organizations that seek to influence policy, including not only the members of the traditional iron triangle but also policy experts in universities, think tanks, and the media.
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