Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Assignment: Credit Card Availability for Those Under 21 (due Oct 12)




The Economics of Credit Card Responsibility

One of the major provisions of the 2009 Credit Card Act was its limiting the solicitation of credit cards to people under the age of 21.  People 20 and under essentially need their parents' permission to get a credit card, and these cards are extremely limited in the amount of credit made available.

-In one paragraph, analyze one argument in favor of the 2009 Credit Card Act's provision that limits the availability of credit to those under the age of 21.  Be sure to evaluate one outside 'expert' source in support, using in-text citation.

-In one paragraph, analyze one argument against the 2009 Credit Card Act's provision that limits the availability of credit to those under the age of 21 .  Be sure to evaluate one outside 'expert' source in support, using in-text citation.

-In a final paragraph, defend your position on the 2009 Credit Card Act's provision that limits the availability of credit to those under the age of 21.

This assignment is due by 11:10 am on Wednesday, October 12.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Should I be charitable?




The Economics of Charity

As we are bombarded with all kinds of opportunities to donate to the poor, scores of economists, politicians, and social activists attempt to study and reduce the amount of poverty in America.  The question needs to be asked: is charity the best way to help the impoverished?

-In one paragraph, analyze one argument in favor of charity being the best way to fight poverty.  Be sure to evaluate one outside 'expert' source in support, using in-text citation.

-In one paragraph, analyze one argument against charity being the best way to fight poverty. Be sure to evaluate one outside 'expert' source in support, using in-text citation.

-In a final paragraph, defend your position on charity being the best way to fight poverty.

This assignment is due by 9:55 am on Tuesday, May 24.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Should the government set a price cap on prescription drugs?



The Economics of Price Caps and Prescription Drugs

1) In paragraph one, evaluate at least one argument in favor of the government setting a price cap on prescription drugs.  You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

2)  In paragraph two, evaluate at least one argument against the government setting a price cap on prescription drugs.  You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

3) In paragraph three, justify your position on the government setting a price cap on prescription drugs.

The due date is 4/25/16 at 9:55 am.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Has Global Trade Been Good for Developing Nations?

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The Economics of Global Trade

All kinds of opinions exist about the merits of international trade on developing nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.  What does the actual data tell economists?  The question needs to be asked, using actual measurements, data, numbers, and cases (and not just theories):  Has global trade been good for developing nations?

-In one paragraph, analyze one set of data (table, chart, graph, raw numbers) in favor of global trade being good for a specific developing nation, using in-text citation.  Feel free to paste your data.

-In a second paragraph, analyze one set of data (table, chart, graph, raw numbers) against the idea of global trade being good for a specific developing nation, using in-text citation.  Feel free to paste your data.

-In a final paragraph, defend your position on whether global trade has been good for developing nations.

You may submit this post with a partner.  Make sure that both of your names are somewhere on the final post.

This assignment is due by 9:55 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12.