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The goal of this paper (3-4 PAGES) is for you to identify a societal problem, its systemic and interpersonal causes, the impacts this problem has on people/society and identify solvency mechanisms at both the individual and institutional level (university, company, city, state, federal). Choosing a problem is primarily about deciding at what level of analysis provides you the best avenue of solvency.
For example if your social issue is climate change is destroying the environment: the causal mechanism might be organizations/corporations/individuals using energy from nonrenewable resources, and producing goods that are not easily recyclable or reusable.
The impacts might be environmental degradation (impacts to water, air, landfill size, etc), how these impacts affect primarily lower income folks, and the ways in which climate change is disrupting markets and economic systems (climate migration, supply chain issues).
The solvency mechanisms might be implemented at the organizational (ISU), municipal (BloNo), state (IL), or federal level of solvency. Suggestions like, switching to renewable food containers or shifting more of a municipalities energy production to renewables like wind. There would ideally also be an individualized level of solvency: voting for climate conscious candidates, donating money to environmental non-profits, or changing your consumer behaviors in ways that are more sustainable.
You should address the 5 stock issues mentioned in the textbook (need, workability, practicality, freedom from greater evils, and superiority relative to other possible solutions). You will be graded on how well you identify the societal problem (Need). You will also be graded on how effectively you argue that your solvency mechanisms would alleviate the societal problem (Freedom from greater evils & Superiority relative to other possible solutions) AND addressing what might prevent the policy from working/being adopted (Workability & Practicality).