Will Social Security survive into the 21st century?
Write your position paper as if you were addressing your congressman or woman, or senators. Your opening comments should include your recommendation, for example, partially privatize the system, increase payroll taxes, reduce benefits, leave it alone, or some other action you believe Congress should take (or not take) to address the issue.
Support your arguments with economic data and do so in the context of the principles and theories you learn from this class.
Notwithstanding the fact that changes to the Social Security system involve political as well as economic decisions, feel free to integrate them as you would do as if you were a member of Congress.
Your paper should be five pages of content (not counting title page, bibliography, graphs, etc.) double-spaced using size 12 font. Make sure you credit your sources (you may use your choice of research paper formats to do so). Proof read your paper for spelling and grammatical errors.
Use at least five references and make sure you cite them properly in the text of your paper and list them in your bibliography or works cited page.
Criteria for Grading:
o Economic reasoning
o Short citations of expert economists
o Documentation of sources
o Correct grammar and spelling
o Conformity to accepted Footnote or Endnote formats
The University has a policy against plagiarism and cheating. Violations may result in grade reduction, University academic discipline, or both.