Monday, December 4, 2017

Assignment: Should the government subsidize college? (Due Tues, Dec 5)

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The Economics of Funding College Education:


Currently, the state government and taxpayers of Iowa pay for about 2/3 of any resident's tuition if he or she attends one of the state's three public universities (shown above).

-In one paragraph, analyze one argument in favor of the government subsidizing college tuition.  Be sure to evaluate one outside 'expert' source in support, using in-text citation.

-In one paragraph, analyze one argument against the government subsidizing college tuition.  Be sure to evaluate one outside 'expert' source in support, using in-text citation.

-In a final paragraph, defend your position on the government funding college education.

This assignment is due by 8:25 am on Tuesday, December 5.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Assignment: Are men to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women? (Due Mon., Nov 20)

The Economics of 'Equal Pay for Women'


In America, the median (middle) pay for women is 78% of that for men (according to 2016 US Census Data).  Are men to blame for this 'glass ceiling', or pay discrepancy, for female workers?

1) In paragraph one, evaluate at least one argument in favor of men being to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women.  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 blaming men for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women.   You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

3) In paragraph three, justify your position on blaming men for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women.  Explain at least one solution for fixing the pay discrepancy for women, based on your position. You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

The due date is 11/20/17 at 8:25 a.m.