many americans — even wealthy americans — feel W r i t i n g

many americans — even wealthy americans — feel W r i t i n g

A:

Prompt

Please introduce yourself to your discussion group. What is your major? Let us know why you’re taking this course and what political and/or social issues are of interest to you. You can also let us know if you’ve been involved in any efforts to shape people’s opinions about these issues.

Guidelines

    • You should post two responses that are each 50-100 words in length:
      • Post 1 should respond to the prompt above and should be posted by Thursday, October 8 @ 11:59 PM
      • Post 2 should comment on a peer’s post and should be posted by Saturday, October 10 @ 11:59 PM

    The goal of classroom discussion is to have an open and challenging environment to exchange knowledge and a variety of opinions. Please be respectful of other students when you share your opinions. Posts MUST be free of name-calling and obscenities.

B:

Prompt

When it comes to attitudes toward economic inequality, we see that many Americans– even wealthy Americans– feel that the wealthy should pay more in taxes. However, when questions about inequality are framed more concretely, asking people whether they think they should pay more taxes, many upper-income people respond saying that they don’t think they should pay more taxes. Why do you think many upper-income people are so supportive of higher taxes for the rich in general, if they’re not willing to pay more in taxes themselves?

Guidelines

  • You should post two responses that are each 50-100 words in length:
    • Post 1 should respond to the prompt above and should be posted by Thursday, October 8 @ 11:59 PM
    • Post 2 should comment on a peer’s post and should be posted by Saturday, October 10 @ 11:59 PM

The goal of classroom discussion is to have an open and challenging environment to exchange knowledge and a variety of opinions. Please be respectful of other students when you share your opinions. Posts MUST be free of name-calling and obscenities.