Writing Assignment 1
Writing Assignment 2
- This assignment is due in class on March 17, 2015.
- In your assignment, you should write 300-500 words in response to
an opinion article on government economic policy that you choose
- Choose an oped published since January 1, 2013 in The Globe and
Mail, National Post, Financial Post, or Ottawa Citizen newspaper, in
print or online.
- It can deal with any subject related to government economic
policy. It must clearly deal with the writer's opinions, not merely
statememnts of fact.
- One good source of such articles is the "Economy Lab" blog at the
Globe and Mail. A good example is this piece on urban transportation
policy. However, do NOT choose this example to write about yourself.
- The first paragraph of your essay should summarize the original
- In the remainder of your essay, apply the concepts from this
course, such as equity, efficiency, public goods, externalities, etc.,
to analyze the economic issue at hand, and the author's arguments. Do
not simply repeat statements you have heard in class, but go beyond them. Be
critical and think for yourself. In
your view, what is the right policy response to the issue at hand?