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The Level of Fiscal Debt & Federal Budget

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Read the statement by Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System before the Joint Economic Committee . Mr. Powell says that “Putting the federal budget on a sustainable path would aid the long-term vigor of the U.S. economy”.

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Creating a DARD Strategic Plan

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Imagine that you are heading up the DARD program’s strategic plan initiatives and that the strategic objectives and key actions remain constant. How would you better define each of the strategic objectives and key actions in order to make the selection and definition of appropriate performance measures easier? Explain how each of your definitions relate to the existing, ambiguous description.

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DARD of Northern Ireland

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The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Northern Ireland case study provides an opportunity for you to be creative and to imagine that you are developing appropriate evaluation devices and performance measures. As a public manager, you may be asked to develop these criteria as part of the strategic change process.

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Deviance & Crime

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Explain the difference between deviance and crime. Explain how deviance varies depending on the situation. Give at least 3 examples.

The Impact of New Reform Movements

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Write an article covering one of the new reform movements and its leader/leaders. Explain why this particular reform movement will be beneficial to Industrial society.



The Persistence of Poverty in Canada

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How can you best explain the persistence of poverty in Canada despite Canada being one of the wealthiest countries in the world? Are there theoretical frameworks and/or empirical explanations that offer better insights than others?

Controversial Political Believes

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What political beliefs make you angry? How are they at odds with your own values and point of view? What is your impression of people who hold these beliefs? Where do you think these ideas come from? Who are the leading figures on the other side? What leaders on the other side seem most thoughtful and trustworthy? What do they have to say? What is the history of this idea?

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Playing the Authority

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To what extent is authority based on how well a person can convince his/her subordinates that she/he, and not anyone else, deserves  to be heeded and obeyed? Can one cultivate one’s authority through given strategically convincing performances?

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Cash & Profit

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Describe the difference between profit and cash. What are the differences between cash from operating activities, cash from investing activities, and cash from financing activities?

Chapter 9 of Abernathy’s Text Book

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Read Chapter 9 of Abernathy’s textbook:
1. In your opinion, discuss how the 2016 election was particularly unconventional as compared to previous elections. Focus your discussion on what we know about the traditional American two-party system of politics.

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