It is important that you remain politically objective and consider the economic implications of the article in a measured and analytic way. The goal of these exercises is to apply the theoretical framework we will be learning to contemporary real world issues – less important is whether you agree with a particular policy or not. Your analysis should include both written analysis and graphs to support your arguments. You should address the content of the news article in a clear and thorough manner. Legibility is a key part of communicating your ideas. Grading is out of five points possible and will focus on three main areas: 1) addressing the issues discussed in the article, 2) accurately using economic theory to analyze the issues, 3) clarity of communication.