Bulletins–PH 320–Contemporary Moral Issues–Spring 2019–TuTh 2:30-3:45pm–Irvine Campus
1. For all papers: Turnitin class name = PH320TuTh230 class id = 20222117
2. For all tests, you will need a Scantron form 882-E, a no. 2 pencil, and a clean eraser.
3. Short paper #2: Read Jane Shaw’s short article on Public Choice Theory (PCT), and answer the following questions in your own words–no quoting!! (1) Who were the two major architects of Public CHoice Theory? (2) What basic assumption that economists hold true about the private marketplace (the business world) does PCT say is also true about the political marketplace (the political system)? (3) What is “government failure”? (4) Why does PCT say that a large segment of the participants in the political process (the voters) have an incentive to be ignorant, while participants in private market transactions (buyers and sellers) don’t? (5) Why does PCT say that the incentives for legislators to pursue the public interest are weak? (6) What is “log-rolling”? 1-2 pages, double spaced. You don’t need a cover page or works cited page. Due Thursday 2/21.