Read the LAST Word piece, “Government Failure” in the News, in Chapter 17. Investigate the use of special-interest lobbyists for some of these articles. The process of lobbying legislatures is itself a big business. State legislatures are under the same kind of pressure from interest groups as the Senate and the House of Representatives. Provide an example to discuss how special interests can succeed in perpetuating policies that are opposed by the majority of voters because the costs of organizing and motivating groups to take political action increase with group’s size.