1. Why is global warming so difficult to solve politically? What factors impede a coordinated response?
2. Bernie Sanders ran his campaign on a promise of free universal health care that he described as a “human right.” Is this a good paradigm for health care? How will free health care have an effect on both users of health care and health care markets? Does this make good policy? Do you have another idea?
3. Why do economists always talk about optimization? What does it mean to optimize? How does marginal analysis play a role?
Can charities solve the problem of poverty and the social safety net? Explain.