Economics and American Gov.

What is the difference between supply-side and Keynesian economics? Is one superior to the other,
and if so, why?
-Discuss public education and the issues of vouchers, charter schools, and public schools. -What are their
relative merits? Discuss funding issues. Is public education in need of reform, and if so, how?
-Is our current tax system in need of reform? Critically evaluate it. Discuss the comparative worth of TWO or
more of the following systems: a progressive tax system (what we have now), a flat tax, a national sales tax, a
value-added tax, or no tax whatsoever.
-Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid systems. To what
extent, if any, are they in need of reform?
-What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of government welfare programs in our nation today? Should
more of the responsibility of federal programs be shifted over to the states? One hundred years ago most
welfare was administered by churches and private charities. Should we go back to something like this?

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