As seniors, in your Government & Economics class, you must complete a Community Participation Assignment which is worth 5% of your semester grade. You may choose to attend a city council or school board meeting (please refer to the orange paper that your teacher gave to you in the 1st week of the semester, with dates and times of the meetings).Prior to turning in your assignment, be sure to check your formatting, spelling/grammar, and the entire rubric that your teacher will grade you on, to ensure the highest grade possible.If you submit your paper early, you will be able to edit/fix your mistakes prior to April 24th.You must submit your write up to www.turnitin.com by Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:59pm.
For economics students:By using the process of Cost-Benefit Analysis, you will always make a wise, well-though out decision. Here's how it works: if the cost of something is greater than the benefit, you won't do it. If the benefit of the action is greater than the cost, you will do it.Costs and Benefits of going to the dentist: The Marginal Tooth, by Bryan Caplan on EconLog
Every patient gets the same lecture: "If you don't floss, you'll loose your teeth. I told you this last time, and you're still not flossing!" Has it ever occurred to dentists that the marginal benefit of flossing may be less than its marginal cost?...Costs and Benefits of preventing crime: Crime, from the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Economists approach the analysis of crime with one simple assumption—that criminals are rational people. A mugger is a mugger for the same reason I am an economist—because it is the most attractive alternative available to him. The decision to commit a crime, like any other economic decision, can be analyzed as a choice among alternative combinations of costs and benefits....Therefore, if the city or school district makes a certain decision (there is a cost...something given up, and there is a benefit...something gained).