Two Current Events & Policies

First Half Macro – Two Current Events & Policies:

Answer both of the following questions (5 full pages total), double-spaced and submitted as a single MS Word document file or saved in PDF format.  Each essay is separate and unrelated to each other. 

1.  Select any current American macroeconomic topic occurring during this quarter to analyze in light of the course material.  Your choice of current events should not be topics closely associated with any of the other class Discussions.  (~ 2 – 3 pages)


2.  Choose any current non-American (foreign or outside of the U.S.) macroeconomic topic and do the same by analyzing its related content from the course.  Use each paragraph to focus on as many macro concepts as possible.  (~ 2 – 3 pages)

Total Length:  5 full pages, double-spaced.

No references or research is necessary for this paper (and may be written in an informal format), although you are encouraged to scan the news outlets; the content should be based entirely on your own critical thinking perspectives as derived from the course material.   [Please make sure not to choose any current events that were among the Discussions already covered!].

Steps involved:  (1)  Begin by underlining your purpose thesis statement in the first paragraph for each essay.  (2)  Next use each succeeding paragraph to analyze a separate macroeconomic concept or theory which applies to your chosen topic & explain its relevance.  (3) Finally use your conclusion to show what you take away from each of the essays.

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