How to form interest groups

Today, we are going to focus on why we even have them in the first place. To avoid getting too cynical, we are going to focus on the five benefits of special interest groups and look at how these factor weigh in a group’s formation and size. We’ll also talk about lobbyists, recent congressional action to limit their influence, and finish with a discussion of both insider and outsider strategies that interest groups use to influence policy.
SOURCE: Interest Group Formation: Crash Course Government and Politics #43. CrashCourse Published on Jan 8, 2016.