What Is The Public Interest?


Public interest to me means simply, what the general consensus or
attitude is of a body of people with similar attributes and/or backgrounds. Thus,
if a policy gets passed and the general feel is one of disapproval there is a
push to reform toward a more favorable outcome
As of the present day, the public interest seems be an attitude toward
being able function successfully in society without having the government
interfere in terms of running every facit of a persons life. Yet, we still would
want government to step in when there seems to be no other plausible option. For
example, we would like to have government start a national healthcare system
but we don?t want any part of government interfering with us when it comes to
much of our private lives.