ECN 321 ECN321 Module 3 Homework Solution (AAU Online)

ECN 321 ECN321 Module 3 Homework Solution (AAU Online)

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PART I: SHORT RESPONSE

1.If a political candidate said that if she were elected to Congress, she would work toward cutting federal government spending by one-third over the next four years, would she stand much chance of fulfilling her promise?  Why or why not?

2.Discuss the pros and cons of having a high cigarette excise tax.

3.What additional goods and services do we expect from government today as opposed to 60 years ago?

4.Describe the growth of the economic role of the federal government since the 1930s.

5.Explain the difference between government spending and government purchases of goods and services.

6.Give two examples of public goods or services that you use.

7.If you could order a cut of $100 billion in federal spending, which programs would you cut and why would you cut them?

8.Explain how and why trade barriers have come down in recent decades.

9.List the reasons why our trade deficit has grown so quickly since the mid-1990s.  What can we do to help bring it down?

10.Explain how international trade (exports and imports) affects a nation's output, employment, and income.

11.Should the United States pull out of NAFTA?  Explain why we should or why we should not.

12.A group at your school has called a meeting to discuss a boycott of the college bookstore if it continues selling clothing made with sweatshop labor.  Would you support such a boycott?  Explain why you would or why you would not.

PART II: JOURNAL ACTIVITY

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