TEACHER A+ WORK ONLY Discussion Question 1
Overview of Instructions: For the first topic, your initial post (roughly 300-500 words) should summarize how the respective political economic perspective perceives Inflation and unemployment (Chapters 8) – be clear about which chapter you are using), in terms of proper role of government, actual role of government, and proposals for reform.
Select one of the proposals discussed. NOTE: Clark discusses the different policy proposals in different ways. For some he has a clearly identified section for policy proposals, but in other chapters the proposals are embedded in his discussion of the principles of that political-economic perspective. Using the following sub-headings, describe how the Conservative Perspective applies to the questions: 1) How would the specific public problem be identified/defined, 2) is there a preferred policy and/or policy type (Lowi: distributive, redistributive, regulatory, or self-regulatory) that is advocated (or is it a mixture) to alleviate the problem, and 3) which proposal (for this problem or policy area) would be considered most important to pass/implement from a conservative perspective and which proposal do you think would be the most feasible to pass/implement under the current policy/political environment and why. Analyze the current policy/political environment from the conservative perspective. Would they think this proposal is likely to pass and what would they say is the reason they assess it in that way.