Evaluate the ethical and moral implications of at least two of the following public policy decisions: 520-Week 8 E-activity

Evaluate the ethical and moral implications of at least two of the following public policy decisions:
520-Week 8 E-activity

Go to the Living Wage Calculator Website, located at http://livingwage.mit.edu/, and select two different states and locations to compare their living wage estimates and poverty wage levels. Be prepared to discuss.

Discussion 1

Moral and Ethical Policy Evaluation:

Evaluate the ethical and moral implications of at least two of the following public policy decisions:

Dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The coverage of abortions under Affordable Health Care

The use of torture in interrogating possible terrorists

Handing out condoms in school systems

Residence restrictions for sex offenders after release from prison

A huge U.S. deficit and debt but yearly $2.4B to Israel, $1.7B to Egypt and $798M to Pakistan (mostly all for weapons and internal security)

Discussion 2

Evaluating Public Policy:

Your task is to evaluate the outcomes of any public policy of your choice (e.g. crime reduction, education, reducing poverty, reducing homelessness, supporting veterans, etc.) Using evaluation techniques discussed this week, discussion at least two quantitative statistics to evaluate the effectiveness of your chosen policy and then discuss at least two qualitative measures of the policy’s effectiveness. Make sure to give sources in proper APA format for the measures you use to evaluate your chosen policy.


 

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