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eco 202 microeconomics entire course latest post

ECO 202 MICROECONOMICS ENTIRE COURSE LATEST-

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ECO 202 Unit 1 Discussion Latest-POST

Unit 1 DB: Too much military, or not enough?

The allocation of resources to the military is a major policy choice for the US. First, find out how much

currently is spent on military programs from the Center for Defense Information an independent watchdog

on US military spending at: http://www.cdi.org/index.cfm

In Washington, DC, research organizations provide information to political leaders regarding the military

budget. At the following two sites find three arguments in favor of the current budget level (or increasing

it) and three arguments for reducing the current spending level. Select one argument from each side as

the most important reason for increasing/maintaining/reducing military spending. Then write a response to

this argument, pointing out its weak points.

The Heritage Foundation is a think tank to promote conservative public policies based on a strong

national defense. http://www.heritage.org/Research

Project on Defense Alternatives is a think tank to promote the broadest range of defense options that will

allow significant reductions in the level of armed forces and military spending. http://www.comw.org/pda/

ECO 202 Unit 2 Discussion Latest-POST

unit 2 db how should we address organ donation

Unit 2 DB: How should we address organ donation shortages?

There is a shortage in the organ-transplant market. More than 100,000 Americans are waiting for life-

saving kidneys, livers, lungs, and other vital organs. The government doesn’t permit organ sales to occur.

In 1984, Congress forbade the purchase or sale of human organs in the United States (the National

Organ Transplant Act).

Use the following sources to research this example of the price floor set at zero. Write your own

conclusion regarding what should be done about organ shortage, including references to the sources you

used.

Located in Richmond, Virginia, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a non-profit, scientific

and educational organization that administers the nation’s only Organ Procurement and Transplantation

Network established by the U.S. Congress in 1984. http://www.unos.org/

The U.S. Congress established the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) when it

enacted the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984. The act called for a unified transplant

network to be operated by a private, non-profit organization under federal contract.

http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting

donation, education and research for the purpose of saving and improving the quality of life through

organ, tissue and corneal transplantation. http://www.core.org/

ECO 202 Unit 3 Discussion Latest-POST

Unit 3 DB: Walmart- competitive wonder or community nightmare?

The most successful firm in US retailing during the last few years is Wal-Mart. Has Wal-Mart’s success

fulfilled the virtues of competition? Has there been a cost of Wal-Mart’s success?

Find out what the critics contend at: http://www.walmartwatch.org/

List the problems allegedly caused by Wal-Mart for its employees, local communities, consumers, and the

environment.

Find out how Wal-Mart responds at: http://www.walmartstores.com

What is the most serious charge against Wal-Mart?

ECO 202 Unit 4 Discussion Latest-POST

unit 4 db monopolistic competition

Unit 4 DB: Monopolistic Competition

Economists generally agree that U.S. antitrust policy is complex, changing over time, divided among

several U.S. federal government agencies, and subject to frequent court reversals. The underlying

question remains whether the U.S. needs more or less regulation of market structures.

Key questions are:

• Are U.S. markets becoming less competitive because of mergers and acquisitions?

• Are U.S. markets becoming more competitive because of new technology?

• Are U.S. markets becoming more or less competitive because of globalization?

• Is enough information available for wise antitrust enforcement?

US Federal agencies involved in antitrust include US Federal Trade Commission at: http://www.ftc.gov

US Department of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/index.htm

For international perspectives see: http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/contact/otheratr.htm

For analysis:

For a strong anti-regulatory position see Heritage Foundation, a private advocacy group, has been

influential in arguing against antitrust enforcement. For an overview see:

http://www.heritage.org/search?query=antitrust+enforcement

See also: www.cato.org

The American Enterprise Institute: http://www.aei.org

For strong pro-regulatory position see the Economic Policy Institute, a private advocacy group, argues for

more antitrust enforcement: http://www.epi.org/

The Brookings Institution attempts a non-partisan position and publishes frequent overviews of antitrust

law. See, for example: http://www.brookings.edu/search?start=1&q=antitrust

ECO 202 Unit 5 Discussion Latest-POST

Unit 5 DB: Local Pollution

To learn about pollution in your area, log on to www.scorecard.org and enter your zip code.

What is the most common pollutant for your area?

does this rank higher or lower than the national

Does this rank higher or lower than the national average?

If the pollution problem is reduced in your area, how will employment in your area be affected?

Is the socially optimal level of output identified by this organization higher or lower than current output

levels? Explain.

ECO 202 Unit 6 Discussion Latest-POST

Unit 6 DB: Global Poverty

Global poverty is an international issue. Other countries are inclined to look to the U.S. with its great

wealth to take an active role in assisting poor nations. People here spend money trying to counter

baldness while people in other countries are starving to death. On the other hand, foreign aid may be

distributed as political favors rather than going to those most in need. Present both sides of the argument

on whether the U.S. should work to achieve the Millennium Aid goal for contributions to increase the U.S.

contribution to 0.7% of its GDP. For each side of the argument, provide three facts to support the

argument. Use at least three of the following concepts in your response:

Extreme poverty

Severe poverty

Persistent poverty

Economic growth

Human Capital

ECO 202 Unit 7 Discussion Latest-POST

Unit 7 DB: County Poverty Rate

At the U.S. Census website, find the poverty rate in your county code by going to

http://factfinder2.census.gov and entering your county in the Quick Start search bar. How does this

“percent below poverty level” compare to the national rate? What factors are causing your county poverty

rate to differ from (or equal) the national poverty rate?

ECO 202 Unit 8 Discussion Latest-POST

Unit 8 DB: Chinese Currency Manipulation

Manufacturers in the US want China to increase the value of the yuan. They say China undervalues their

currency making their products cheap, thus undercutting American business. Some believe that this is

why Americans are losing jobs. Wal-Mart and other companies believe it is a good thing because it keeps

prices low for the products they sells. Discuss whether low yuan value is good for the US because of low

prices or if it is costing too many americans

prices or if it is costing too many Americans their jobs. You will want to do some research on the subject

of currency manipulation for additional information to debate this topic.

ECO 202 Unit 1 Assignment Productivity Latest-POST

ECO 202 – Microeconomics

Unit 1 Assignment: Productivity

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 1.

Productivity

Productivity in the United States has changed drastically in the last thirty years. There is a debate among

economists as to the causes of the changes in productivity as well as the relationship with other economic

variables.

Key questions:

How is productivity measured?

What has been the annual average productivity in the U.S. for the last 30 years? What are the issues

associated with changes in productivity?

How can the government affect productivity?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics collects the data and calculates various measures of productivity. You can

find more information at: http://www.bls.gov/bls/productivity.htm

Additional data can be found at: http://www.bls.gov/lpc/faqs.htm

The following two articles from the Federal Reserve discuss productivity changes occurring today.

“Is the United States Losing its Productivity Advantage?”

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/current_issues/ci13-8.pdf

“The Sources of the Second Surge of U.S. Productivity and Implications for theFuture,”

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/bernanke20060831a.htm

Your final product will be a paper that:

• Addresses each of the questions in total.

• Is APA formatted.

the body is to be 2 pages minimum

• The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer each question fully

2. Define the overall subject of each question.

3. Cite at least three (3) resources from this week’s materials.

ECO 202 Unit 2 Assignment The Living Wage Latest-POST

ECO 202 – Microeconomics

Unit 2 Assignment: The Living Wage

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 2.

As an alternative to the minimum wage, some localities have instituted a “living wage” requirement in

which employers must pay a wage designed to ensure low-wage workers and their families can live

above the poverty level. However, this effort has met with stiff resistance from some interest groups, and

generated considerable debate among economists about whether the living wage ordinances are the best

form of government intervention to help low wage workers. Your assignment this week is to respond to

the key questions below.

Key questions:

What specifically do “living wage” ordinances call for?

How is the “living wage” different from the “minimum wage?”

Who is helped, who is hurt by a living wage requirement?

What underlying data is used to justify a living wage requirement?

What are the long run impacts of a living wage requirement?

For overall arguments in favor of the living wage see the liberal think tank Economic Policy Institute

(search for living wage) at: http://www.epinet.org/

For overall arguments against the living wage see the conservative think tank National Center for Policy

Analysis (search for living wage) at: http://www.ncpa.org/

for more technical economic research opposing

For more technical economic research opposing the living wage see the Employment Policies Institute at:

http://www.epionline.org/index_lw.cfm

For legal research in favor of the living wage see the Brennan Center for Justice at:

http://www.brennancenter.org/

Other articles (for and against)

“Perspectives on a Living Wage” at:

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2006/wagingaliving/special_goodman_la.html

Organizations working in favor of the living wage:

Universal Living Wage Campaign: http://www.universallivingwage.org/ Living Wage Resource Center

(Acorn): http://www.livingwagecampaign.org/

Your final product will be a paper that:

• Addresses each of the four questions above in total.

• Is APA formatted.

• The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer each question fully

2. Define the overall subject of each question.

3. Cite at least three (3) resources from this week’s materials.

ECO 202 Unit 3 Assignment Latest-POST

ECO 202 – Microeconomics

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 3.

Should drugs be legalized?

Legalization of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin often provokes intense disagreement among

citizens as well as policymakers. Because legalization would create a market for these drugs, economists

can provide helpful commentary based on consumer choice and demand.

To read about the current debate visit:

http www drugpolicy org news 082307media cfm

http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/082307media.cfm

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/debate/debate.htm

Support for legalization does not divide easily along traditional political viewpoints. For a conservative

group’s argument see the Cato Institute at: http://www.cato.org/testimony/ct-dbz061699.html

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discusses the issue at:

http://www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform

By contrast, the US Department of Justice argues against legalization at:

http://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/speaking_out.pdf

For additional discussion by mainstream economists see:

Brookings Institution (a private research group)

http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/1996/03/spring-crime-stares

National Bureau of Economic Research, “Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use Respond to Price Changes”

http://www.nber.org/digest/may05/w10948.html

Your final product will be a paper that:

• Addresses the question above in total.

• Is APA formatted.

• The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer this question fully.

2. Define the overall subject for the question.

3. Cite at least three (3) resources from this week’s materials.

ECO 202 Unit 4 Assignment Monopoly Industries Latest-POST

ECO202 – Microeconomics

Unit 4, Assignment 2: Monopoly Industries

due sunday by 11 59 pm at the end of unit 4

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 4.

To learn more about monopoly industries, log on to www.usdoj.gov and do a keyword search on

“monopoly.” List two current activities the Department of Justice is involved in against monopolies.

Explain briefly why each action is being taken.

Your final product will be a paper that:

· Addresses each of the four questions above in total.

· Is APA formatted.

· The body is to be 2 page minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer each question fully

2. Define the overall subject of each question.

3. Cite at least two (2) resources from this week’s materials.

ECO 202 Unit 5 Assignment Externalities Latest-POST

ECO 202 – Microeconomics

Unit 5 Assignment: Externalities

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 5.

Should the FDA regulate prescription drug importation?

According to the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration, it is responsible for protecting

the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological

products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA

is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines

and foods more effective, safer, and affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based

information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health. The FDA regulates the

pharmaceutical market by controlling the approval of imported drugs.

Your assignment this week is to assess the importation of prescription drugs by addressing the following:

1. List the arguments for allowing importation of foreign prescription drugs.

2 list the arguments against the importation

2. List the arguments against the importation of prescription drugs.

3. What relationship/s do you find between your research and negative externalities, positive externalities,

and public goods ?

Your final product will be a paper that:

· Addresses each of the four questions above in total.

· Is APA fortatted.

· The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer each question fully

2. Define the overall subject of each question.

3. Cite at least three (3) resources from this week’s materials.

ECO 202 Unit 6 Assignment Pay Discrimination Latest-POST

ECO 202 – Microeconomics

Unit 6 Assignment: Pay Discrimination

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 6.

Why do women earn less than men?

In this assignment you will look at the data on women’s and men’s pay, and explore reasons for the pay

differential. Respond to the 3 key questions below.

What does the data tell us?

1. Based on information you find in the sites below, compile a list of the five most important statistics that

you find regarding pay differentials. Explain why each statistic is important.

Go to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau “Women in the Labor Force in 2006” at:

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/Qf-laborforce-06.htm

For a journalistic summary see “End Sex Discrimination for Good” in The Christian Science Monitor at:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0501/p09s02-coop.html

what are the reasons for the pay differential

What are the reasons for the pay differential?

2. Prepare a list of explanations for the pay differential based on this source:

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/career/20050307a1.asp

3. Choose the two most plausible explanations from your two lists. Summarize the data in support of

these two explanations.

Your final product will be a paper that:

• Addresses each of the four questions above in total.

• Is APA formatted.

• The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer each question fully

2. Define the overall subject of each question.

3. Cite at least three (3) resources from this week’s materials.

ECO 202 Unit 7 Assignment Inequality Latest-POST

ECO 202 – Microeconomics

Unit 7 Assignment: Inequality

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 7.

Is inequality in the U.S. rising or falling?

As we have seen, our economic well-being depends on many factors: income, wealth, pre-or post-tax

earnings, family size and whether or not earnings postponed to the future.

Consequently, it isn’t surprising that politicians can find data to support nearly any position about whether

Americans are getting poorer or richer. In this week’s assignment, you will investigate the use of data by

two economists who reach entirely opposite conclusions.

Steven Pearlstein, conservative business columnist for the Washington Post, argues that the middle class

continues to do well. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-

dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052902001.html

on the other hand jared berstein writing

On the other hand, Jared Berstein, writing in the liberal The American Prospect magazine maintains that

living standards have slipped for the middle class.

http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/webfeatures_econindicators_income20040826

Or: http://prospect.org/article/squeeze-0

Respond to the following key questions:

1. What are the strongest arguments presented by each side?

2. What are the weakest arguments presented by each side?

3. What additional data would you like to have in order to determine who is correct?

Your final product will be a paper that:

• Addresses each of the four questions above in total.

• Is APA formatted.

• The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer each question fully

2. Define the overall subject of each question.

3. Cite at least three (3) resources from this week’s materials.

ECO 202 Unit 8 Assignment International Trade Latest-POST

ECO 202 – Microeconomics

Unit 8 Assignment: International Trade

Due: Sunday by 11:59 pm at the end of Unit 8.

International Trade

Think of the importance of trade in your life. Look simply at what you’re wearing today. When you shop,

do you look for the “Made in the USA” label? Perhaps you believe we might be better off as a nation

economically if we produced more goods in the attempt to become more self-supportive. Perhaps you

believe we should increase the amount of goods traded internationally. Opinions and speculation vary as

much as the number of economists that predict economic climate. Having said this, as a nation, simply

put we trade and with that activity come many

put, we trade. And with that activity come many rules and regulations to try and ensure our best interests

are protected. Based on this;

1. How is international trade regulated? Log on to www.wto.org and click the “Trade Topics” tab to learn

about the scope of trade agreements and trade controversies. What is involved in “trade agreements”?

2. Log on to www.bea.gov and view the “International” tab, then “Trade in Goods and Services.”

What is the current balance of trade for the United States? Has this balance been increasing or

decreasing? Based on the current economic conditions, how do you thing this balance will move in the

near future, and why?

Your final product will be a paper that:

• Addresses each of the four questions above in total.

• Is APA formatted.

• The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

1. Answer each question fully

2. Define the overall subject of each question.

3. Cite at least three (3) resources from this week’s materials.