ASSIGNMENT ON STIGLITZ’S THE GREAT DIVIDE
1. 2-page limit, single-spaced to answer/address ONE of the following questions. Type the question you are addressing at the beginning of your paper. Double space and then start the body/text of your paper.
2. No title page.
3. Type your name(s) in the top left-hand.
4. Reference within the paper by using author’s last name, year, and page number (if direct quote).
5. Include a “Reference” page; this will be page #3 of your paper.
6. Please DO NOT leave a lot of extra space or white space within the body of your paper.
Choose one of the following questions to answer: (referring from the book at the bottom)
1. Trace the growth and causes of inequality from after WWII to the Recession of 2008.
2. How does the high level of inequality affect education, at all levels, i.e., the elementary level, the secondary level, and even post-secondary or higher education (college)? What can be done to overcome this problem?
3. What roles do work-place policies have on the level of inequality that exist in our society? Include at least a couple of examples that have exacerbated inequality.
4. When we think or talk about poverty, we tend to tend to focus on money (how much or how little one makes). Sendhil Mullainathan, an economist at Harvard, writes about three types of poverty: money poverty, time poverty, and bandwidth poverty. Explain each of these and address why we should (or should not) be concerned about poverty, as either human resource professionals or as just citizens of the world.
5. What government policies and/or laws would you change to help reduce the inequality that exist in our society? And, specifically, what changes would you make, if you had the power to do so?
Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2015). THE GREAT DIVIDE: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them, New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||04/29/2016 12:00 am