Topic 1: 275 words with references (Make sure to include all references on sources used)
Go to the internet and find a news article published within the last month that discusses balancing the federal budget of the U.S. and fiscal policy, summarize key points and post in the Discussions area. Discuss the current level of the Federal budget deficit and the implications of the deficit. Support a proposal for addressing these concerns.
Reflection – include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words, using macroeconomic terminology, reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace or in everyday life.
Please note that the goal of this discussion is to read, understand, and discuss recent news using macroeconomic terminology. The article should be from an on-line newspaper or magazine. Materials posted on educational websites, like www.thebalance.com, www.khanacademy.org , and so on, are not considered news articles even if they were recently updated and contain material related to the discussion topic.