Thursday, April 6, 2017

Assignment: The Economics of 'Service Hours' (due Mon., April 10)



'Objectivism' is a philosophy that promotes the freedom and effort of the Individual (made famous in Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged").  It values each person's creativity and independent spirit.  Everyone should be self-interested and only engage in actions for personal gain-- for example, property should only be received in exchange for productivity and entrepreneurship.  Individual happiness cannot be achieved by just wishing for it-- it must be worked for.  With no one else to rely on, every member of a society is pushed to do his best for himself.  Socialist ideas of 'community' and 'service' are constraints on free will and obstruct the benefits of individual drive.  Therefore, societies that value freedom, effort, and Capitalism will be the most productive, the most advanced, and the happiest.

As a reflection on 'Objectivism', evaluate the utilization of a potential 'Service Hours' requirement for BHS graduation.  Click on 'New Post' in the upper right corner and write a post, using the following format:

1. A minimum of one paragraph that analyzes at least one positive of the program-- be sure to evaluate at least one outside source (cite using in-text citation:  author, source, date)
2. A minimum of one paragraph that analyzes at least one negative of the program-- be sure to evaluate at least one separate outside source (cite using in-text citation:  author, source, date)
3. A paragraph where you justify your position on the program

This blog entry is due by 11:10 am on Monday, April 10.  Make sure to both 'Save' and 'Publish' your post after writing it.