The writing requirement for the course counts for 20% of the final grade. The paper is to be on some form of public policy. The paper must be submitted through the course drop-box by December 6. Students may submit the paper earlier than scheduled. I will also be happy to read rough drafts and offer suggestions. Potential term paper topics: minimum wage legislation fiscal policy monetary policy labor policy agricultural policy EPA OSHA international trade policy anti-trust legislation and policy World Bank International Monetary Fund Correction of externalities Social Security changes and policy Medicare Medicaid Food Stamp program Affordable Care Act– potential benefits and costs Recycling and landfill policies Legalization of marijuana Trade wars and the impact of tariffs and quotas Public Health Policy (Covid 19) You may also choose another topic for your public policy paper. Please clear your topic with me if you select a topic that is not on the above list. Expectations for the paper: I want students to learn more about a public policy issue. Students may use the APA or MLA format for the paper. All sources must be cited. A minimum of 3 sources should be used. The paper should be between 1200-2000 words. Include the benefits and costs of the public policy. A review of the history of the policy policy should be included. Discuss controversies with the policy. Include possible future issues with the policy. The paper is to be typed, double-spaced, and include a complete bibliography. The paper should be submitted through the course drop-box in a PDF file. The paper is due by 11:59 PM, December 6, 2021. Note: This course uses Turnitin to check for originality. Remember to credit all sources.