a) Read the NY Times article (attached or this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/business/from-6-economists-6-ways-to-face-2012-economic-view.html
(Links to an external site.)).
b) Write a report (clearly typed in a MS-Word file using MS-Word). Your report should be broken into two sections:
Section 1: Summary of the article (first paragraph): Tell me what the article is about and what major points the author is making, and his/her conclusions in a paragraph (5-6 sentences long at the most). Do not copy/paste excerpts from the article. Summary should be in your own words and should be based on your understanding of the issue covered in the article.
Section 2: Your thoughts on the article (at the most two paragraphs long): Critically evaluate author’s findings. For example, tell me why you agree or disagree with the author or his/her points, by supporting your own points by giving examples, or by providing convincing evidence for your points. You could also highlight the shortcomings of the article. (e.g., Do you share or do not share any of the economists’ point of view outlined in the NY Times article? Why? Why not?).