Due 10/3 via SAFEASSIGN on the blackboard site. Please see the video for instructions about how to submit. Maximum 4 single space pages. Check the syllabus for late paper policy.
In this essay you will consider arguments about where policy decisions should be made (Federal, state, or local) in the context of recent policymaking in the areas of social welfare and the environment. To prepare to write the essay, read:
1) textbook Chapter 3
2) “The New Federalism” which includes short readings by Eggers/O’Leary and Donahue (pdf)
3) https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/most-welfare-dollars-dont-go-directly-to-poor- people-anymore/
Data illustration at https://features.marketplace.org/yourstateonwelfare/ ENVIRONMENT
4) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/climate/california-auto-emissions-trump.html Data illustration at https://www.c2es.org/content/state-climate-policy/