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For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:
The main social insurance programs like Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment compensation are funded by a payroll tax on the earnings of individuals who may receive benefits. Do you think the social insurance programs are effective? How are social insurance programs affected by the socioeconomic and political forces? Explain your answers.
Research government regulations on a particular area of your choice, such as food, drugs, product safety, fracking, environment, etc. Do you think the government regulations go too far? Do you think the government needs to add more regulations? How are lobbyists involved concerning regulations on food and drug safety, and our environment concerning fracking? Explain your answers.
To help you with this option, you might find this link useful. You can search every Federal regulation. https://www.regulations.gov/
Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.
Remember to use an internal and external citation in your primary post and any citation in your follow-up post. Also, try to make your first post before Thursday (not mandatory).
Don’t forget to look over the discussion rubric as a reference when you are writing your discussion posts.
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapter 17
- Lesson: Read this Week’s Lesson which is located in the Modules tab
- Initial Post: minimum of 2 scholarly sources (must include your textbook for one of the sources). Follow-Up Post: minimum of 1 scholarly source for your Follow-Up Post.
- Your Initial Post and your Follow-Up Post must be based on the same Option that you chose in order to receive credit for both posts.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to the same Option you chose for your Initial Post (i.e., if you chose Option 1 for your Initial Post, your Follow-Up Pst should also be for Option 1). Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.
- Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
- Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source) for your Initial Post, and 1 scholarly source for your Follow-Up Post.
- APA format for in-text citations and list of references
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:
- Link (webpage): Discussion Guidelines
Course Outcomes (CO):
Due Date for All Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Saturday
Posts must be on separate days.
Discussion post 1
Hi Class and Professor,
In general, social insurance programs are effective at providing essential benefits to individuals who are eligible for them – often individuals who have paid into the program or have had their ……………….. (Purchase the solution to access this and 9 MORE discussion responses to this week’s prompt – I have verified all the responses for quality guarantee!).