Economic Policy Research

OverviewThe purpose of this assignment is to apply what youhave been doing in your policy brief assignments to an analysis of two (andonly two) pieces of legislation regarding a specific topic of yourchoosing. Along with a detailedintroduction of the problem, the root causes of the problem, a review of thecompeting political interpretations of the problem, and the impacts of doingnothing, you will provide an analysis using the May, Can, Should model for bothpieces of legislation that compares and contrasts the two based on identifiedstrengths and weaknesses.
InstructionsThis is best done in the following manner:
MayApplication of the Biblical principles – when discussing the topicof the week, make sure to apply the Biblical principles discussed in question 1of the Synthesis paper to the specific policy that you’re discussing. Howdoes it meet natural law, inalienable rights, federalism, etc.?Constitutional authority – what is the Constitutional authorityfor the federal government to get involved? Avoid the use of the GeneralWelfare clause as it becomes a catch-all for anything that a politician wantsto get passed.CanPolitical feasibility – what is the likelihood that the policywill become law? What is the political and social support for the policy?Financial feasibility – what is the policy expected to do to thenational debt or spending? For example, the new COVID stimulus just putus another $2 trillion in debt but was widely supported by both politicians andthe public.Practical feasibility – what are the logistical resources neededfor implementation (buildings, personnel, new programs, etc.) and what are thesteps for implementation (ex; the Affordable Care Act needed functionalwebsites in order to be implemented, the lack of these created severe problemswith implementation).ShouldRelate this back to specific Biblical and Constitutional authoritiesand discuss whether the policy should be supported based on this and thefeasibility of implementation.The goal of this is tocritically analyze a Criminal Justice policy to objectively determine if thefederal government should be legitimately involved in the policy beingdiscussed and if the policy is right for the country.
You are expected to submit a 10 – 12-page paper (notincluding the title page, abstract, and reference page) in current APA formatin which the May-Can-Should model is applied in the context of the policyfocus. Be certain to emphasize a focused analysis of two specific federal policies(either already implemented or proposed) chosen from a policy concentration areaof your choosing. You must include citations from:
You must include citations from:1.All the required readingpresentations from Modules/Week 1–2,2.The course texts, and3.15–20 additional scholarlysources.4.Please feel free to use the linkprovided in the assignment resources for the purposes of additionalresearch. Not all the sources in thislink are necessarily considered “peer reviewed” or “scholarly”, but it is a goodstart.