This week we will continue the work you did in the week 2 discussion, zeroing in on the topic for your final papr.
Describe a problem you might want to explore in your final papr. Then try to persuade your classmates to share your view that this problem needs to be looked at. Your initial post will have two parts:
- What is the problem? Describe it in terms of who, what, where, when, how, and why.
- Why should this problem be examined? Persuade your peers that money/time should be committed to this problem. Use the appeals of ethos, logos, and pathos (described here in Types of Persuasive Appeals) as appropriate to convince them that this is an important issue to be studied and/or solved.
**Topic is Income Inequality***
I am interested in researching the issue of income inequality. Income inequality is the unequal sharing of income among individuals or households in a society. Inequality between the rich and the poor for some years has been increasing, and caused social, economic, and political effects (Aiyar & Ebeke, 2020). I am interested in finding out more about why the gap between rich people and the remaining population has been expanding every day.
I would use various methods of inquiry such as economic theories, statistical analysis, and practical examples to deeply examine what causes income distribution. I would first undertake a review of literature on what causes income inequalities and its various aspects. To find trends or patterns, I will consult academic journals and reports as well as relevant economic statistics. Subsequently, I would explore income inequality's historical context and policy implications, examining government policies, taxation policies, market regulation, and social programs.
Aiyar, S., & Ebeke, C. (2020). Inequality of opportunity, inequality of income and economic growth. World Development, 136, 105115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105115