Economic and Political “Philosophy” Regarding Social Issues

Choose a social issue or problem to discuss: state-subsidized healthcare, privatization of prisons, early childhood enrichment programs, and unemployment benefits for individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Provide a description of the social problem, identifying who is impacted, specifically how they are impacted, and who are the significant proponents and opponents of the issue. Next, review the issue or social problem from the viewpoint of two different political ideologies. Describe your own economic and political “philosophy,”, especially in relation to the social issue discussed. Explain how your own values and beliefs resemble and differ from the viewpoints described. Explain the ecological factors and your individual experiences that have influenced the development of your own economic and political “philosophy.”