Two justifications offered by Register and Grimes (2016) for when government should regulate business

Unit 4: Discussion

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Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D5. Explain the relationship of income inequality and ideology? Discuss a few of the economic causes of poverty in your answer. Give a few examples of how the political economist Thomas Piketty explores this relationship, the Marxists (e.g., Marx, Althusser) who are mostly still studied for their critique of capitalism, less so for political solutions, and political science research into the topic.

D6. What are barriers of entry (both private and government), and how do they inhibit the proper functioning of a market? Use some specific examples from the tech market and discuss network economies in relation to entry restrictions.

D7. Explain why bigness and monopoly power are not necessarily the same. Use specific examples from our textbook or the instructor notes.

D8. Explain profits, profit maximization and the relation to pricing in a competitive market. Give a few examples of how pricing differs in a monopolistic market.

D9. Discuss the two justifications offered by Register and Grimes (2016) for when government should regulate business. Does the U.S. government regulate monopoly? What is the capture theory of regulation?

profits, profit maximization and the relation to pricing in a competitive market

Unit 4: Discussion

1 unread reply.9 replies.

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D5. Explain the relationship of income inequality and ideology? Discuss a few of the economic causes of poverty in your answer. Give a few examples of how the political economist Thomas Piketty explores this relationship, the Marxists (e.g., Marx, Althusser) who are mostly still studied for their critique of capitalism, less so for political solutions, and political science research into the topic.

D6. What are barriers of entry (both private and government), and how do they inhibit the proper functioning of a market? Use some specific examples from the tech market and discuss network economies in relation to entry restrictions.

D7. Explain why bigness and monopoly power are not necessarily the same. Use specific examples from our textbook or the instructor notes.

D8. Explain profits, profit maximization and the relation to pricing in a competitive market. Give a few examples of how pricing differs in a monopolistic market.

why bigness and monopoly power are not necessarily the same.

Unit 4: Discussion

1 unread reply.9 replies.

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D5. Explain the relationship of income inequality and ideology? Discuss a few of the economic causes of poverty in your answer. Give a few examples of how the political economist Thomas Piketty explores this relationship, the Marxists (e.g., Marx, Althusser) who are mostly still studied for their critique of capitalism, less so for political solutions, and political science research into the topic.

D6. What are barriers of entry (both private and government), and how do they inhibit the proper functioning of a market? Use some specific examples from the tech market and discuss network economies in relation to entry restrictions.

D7. Explain why bigness and monopoly power are not necessarily the same. Use specific examples from our textbook or the instructor notes.

barriers of entry (both private and government), and how do they inhibit the proper functioning of a market

Unit 4: Discussion

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D5. Explain the relationship of income inequality and ideology? Discuss a few of the economic causes of poverty in your answer. Give a few examples of how the political economist Thomas Piketty explores this relationship, the Marxists (e.g., Marx, Althusser) who are mostly still studied for their critique of capitalism, less so for political solutions, and political science research into the topic.

D6. What are barriers of entry (both private and government), and how do they inhibit the proper functioning of a market? Use some specific examples from the tech market and discuss network economies in relation to entry restrictions.

relationship of income inequality and ideology

Unit 4: Discussion

1 unread reply.9 replies.

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D5. Explain the relationship of income inequality and ideology? Discuss a few of the economic causes of poverty in your answer. Give a few examples of how the political economist Thomas Piketty explores this relationship, the Marxists (e.g., Marx, Althusser) who are mostly still studied for their critique of capitalism, less so for political solutions, and political science research into the topic.

Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

Unit 4: Discussion

1 unread reply.9 replies.

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

Unit 4: Discussion

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend

Unit 4: Discussion

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D5. Explain the relationship of income inequality and ideology? Discuss a few of the economic causes of poverty in your answer. Give a few examples of how the political economist Thomas Piketty explores this relationship, the Marxists (e.g., Marx, Althusser) who are mostly still studied for their critique of capitalism, less so for political solutions, and political science research into the topic.

D6. What are barriers of entry (both private and government), and how do they inhibit the proper functioning of a market? Use some specific examples from the tech market and discuss network economies in relation to entry restrictions.

D7. Explain why bigness and monopoly power are not necessarily the same. Use specific examples from our textbook or the instructor notes.

D8. Explain profits, profit maximization and the relation to pricing in a competitive market. Give a few examples of how pricing differs in a monopolistic market.

D9. Discuss the two justifications offered by Register and Grimes (2016) for when government should regulate business. Does the U.S. government regulate monopoly? What is the capture theory of regulation?

D10. What is natural monopoly, and what dilemma does it pose for public policy? Give examples of natural monopoly and discuss economies of scale.

What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty?

Unit 4: Discussion

1 unread reply.9 replies.

Directions

In each unit students relate course materials and instructor notes to module material.  Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that addresses the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CT, and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates’ posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT. All posts must utilize and cite material from the unit’s course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points, for a total of 24 points for the discussion.

What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:

  • Responding to discussion questions as well as discourse between students related to subject matter within the course.  This includes posting responses to others’ answers within a Discussion Area.  A response may express agreement with or challenge to the point of view expressed, supported by references (citations) to the text or lecture.
  • Contributing to the discussion based upon course content, theory, or personal experiences, not simply personal opinions.

Post

Select only one discussion question to answer below. If the question has already been selected, select a question not yet answered.

D1. What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty? Provide examples of each and discuss the different ways of measuring absolute & relative poverty. Hint: use your instructor notes.

D2. Discuss the issues that determine the distribution of income in an economy. Describe the trend in U.S. income distribution in recent years and explain why we see this trend.

D3. Explain how a negative income tax differs from traditional antipoverty programs. Is the negative income tax different from “universal basic income” or the recent pandemic economic recovery payments (in spring 2020, winter 20-21, and spring 2021)? Explain why or why not using specifics from the negative income tax.

D4. Describe recent government social welfare programs to alleviate poverty. How does the income support program (AFDC/TANF) differ from Medicaid, Food Stamps and SSI?

D5. Explain the relationship of income inequality and ideology? Discuss a few of the economic causes of poverty in your answer. Give a few examples of how the political economist Thomas Piketty explores this relationship, the Marxists (e.g., Marx, Althusser) who are mostly still studied for their critique of capitalism, less so for political solutions, and political science research into the topic.

D6. What are barriers of entry (both private and government), and how do they inhibit the proper functioning of a market? Use some specific examples from the tech market and discuss network economies in relation to entry restrictions.

D7. Explain why bigness and monopoly power are not necessarily the same. Use specific examples from our textbook or the instructor notes.

D8. Explain profits, profit maximization and the relation to pricing in a competitive market. Give a few examples of how pricing differs in a monopolistic market.

D9. Discuss the two justifications offered by Register and Grimes (2016) for when government should regulate business. Does the U.S. government regulate monopoly? What is the capture theory of regulation?

D10. What is natural monopoly, and what dilemma does it pose for public policy? Give examples of natural monopoly and discuss economies of scale.

Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate over Taxes

Directions

Students must write a two to three substantive paragraph (350-500 word) key point summary on each chapter reading from Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate over Taxes 5th Edition. Each chapter entry should start with the title of the reading. Include reference to the news articles in each Unit’s discussion. Moreover, students should use proper internal citations throughout each entry and have reference and title pages.