Instructions for Op-ed Economics 3328A-001, Fall 2018 1 General Instructions Recall that you can submit either an op-ed or an article critique to satisfy the writing assignment requirement for this course. If you submit more than one assignment only the first one turned in will be graded. Note that the article critique differs from the short article summaries. Goal: My goal for the op-ed option for the written assignment is to have you use economic reasoning to analyze a public policy issue. Length: The op-ed should be between 400-1,000 words (approximately). Content: Use economic reasoning to comment on a public policy issue from an economic perspective, using material we have covered in this course. It is fine to additionally draw on material from other economics courses. See the example op-ed I have included on the Owl website. You are not expected to make a formal argument, as was done in my example. Nor are you expected to include any pictures. But the article should clearly make a point and I should be able to follow the logic of your argument. 2 Other Details Format: The file name must be in the following format: OPED_lastname_firstname_short_title.pdf For example, my example article is named OPED_Mehta_Nirav_energy_reduction_plan.pdf Note: I have anonymized the other examples, so they don’t follow this format. Indicate that you are submitting an op-ed and include your name and student number at the top of the page. The assignment should be typed and double-spaced. After your personal information, before the actual article starts you should include • a word count and • a very brief (1-2 sentence) summary of your article. Logistical details: The assignment is due December 3; feel free to turn it in before if you’d prefer. You must turn in both a digital version (uploaded as a “Writing Assignment” on Owl) and printed copy by the start of class that day. The digital version should be either in portable document format (.pdf; this is preferred), Open/Libre Office (.odt), or Word (.doc/.docx).

    Op-Ed on the Economic Impact of the Duty Avoids and Lessons Act 2017

    Summary: The Duty Avoids and Lessons Act 2017 was expected to boost the husbanding by reducing municipal duty, increasing enrichment, increasing achievementers’ salary, and retaining lesson enlargement. So-far, the duty avoid has failed in its band-arms consequently it has extensiond empire something-due, deep federal enrichment and sparked a mean-collocate grasp.

    Op-ed: The Duty Avoids and Lessons Act 2017 was approached with a restrainttune of folinferior optimism. The Republicans were strong to cavil the American duty method to usher-in duty avoids majorly restraint municipal organizations and noble-pay dutypayers. Municipal duty was deep from 35% to 21%. The purpose was to extension enrichment in municipal organizations immanent to further concern opportunities. The Duty Avoids and Lessons Act 2017 has made a transitional veer to the blames of twain commonalty and municipal pay duty and providing the conclusion restraint pass-through pay. Abatement of duty should direct to an advancement of the husbanding by boosting the quenchedlay. The duty avoid has enabled the municipals to seal paying municipal dutyes of the pay earned from the restrainteign operations. The avoids are then deemed to be used in the crop of the corporations, investments of the concern and paying unstudied noble salary to the achievementers. By this, abundant commonalty were deemed to close lessons in irrelative corporations.

    The duty avoid has so led to the abatement of the peculiar pay earner dutyes from 15% to 12% restraint those earning beneath $ 77,400 a year and from 33% to 24% restraint those earning between % 165,000 to $315,000. So-far, these duty abatements feel benefited the gorgeousest Americans period significantly hurting the mean-collocate Americans in the covet pass. Economic crop is very employmentable when ample chunks of the population are included. This duty avoid does referable achievement towards this commencement. Instead, it barely targets a scant gorgeous commonalty thus reducing general dependence.

    The federal budget has so-far been the matter of nonpayments consequently empire assembly has tremendously deep. There has been a inferior percentage of empire enrichment advantageous restraint quenchedlay. Perfect balance rash the Republicans who feel complained restraint 8 years of the general something-due and nonpayment are doing perfect in their powers to extension to it. According to dexterous concern projections, the general something-due is expected to fuse by $1 trillion in 10 years. The Republicans feel thus failed in their band-arms of duty abatement. The duty avoid has defenseless the husbanding by increasing to its nonpayment to an portentous blame.


    The duty avoids feel referable extensiond enrichments restraint the mean collocate. Corporation sfeel continued to pillage further period deliberately refusing to percolate dacknowledge their gains to employment salary increment restraint the achievementing collocate and the mean collocate. The duty avoid has accepted dissatisfaction restraintm mean-collocate Americans who are seeking duty avoids of their acknowledge. They feel felt bygindividual in the delineation elapsed they feel continued paying further period very gorgeous Americans possess deep levies. The superintendent has recently been restraintced to word a non-existent duty avoid to the mean collocate in the mean of a midterm war period proper to cool them into supported Republicans.

    Abundant companies wordd employees bonuses subjoined the duty avoids. So-far, these bonuses are individual date benefits that do referable cogitate in the covet-term requirements of the mean American achievementer’s needs. Most Americans are restraint salary extensions consequently they are congruous and further beneficial to their covet-term financial needs. The duty avoid of 2017 has, so-far, failed in this endeavor. The extension in hourly wage has been alike to that in the elapsed. The statistics restraintm the Bureau of Labor statistics expresses a bear that those who lobbied restraint the duty avoid do referable foster.

    The United States should be regardful environing how they embark duty reforms. The husbanding has been on an upward bear elapsed 2008. The Obama stimulus lot determined the husbanding tail on trace and the lesson fable lark has extensiond. The ordinary soundness husbanding canreferable be altogether attributed the duty avoids of 2017. If statistics are to go by the duty avoids feel produced beneath expectancy. The general something-due has extensiond as a development of deep enrichment assembly. Americans should renovate restraint duty extensions in the adjacent coming consequently the federal empire succeed be quenched of fiscal organization.