Today we will continue working on our Declaration. Our goal is produce a workable document by the end of the day. To add more focus to our work, I propose the following:
Each student will choose one topic to examine in more detail. After 30 minutes of research and gathering ideas, you may add your ideas to the document by copying/pasting them from a Word doc. Please let me know when you are ready.
Your work should:
- Start with a general statement, such as “Consumers should…” or “Banks should be required to….” (see these examples)
- Provide reasons why this statement is important
- Use specific examples to prove your statement is true
As you examine your topic, please look for examples from the 1920s, 1930s, and/or our own time.
Potential Topics (let’s add some more)
- consumption/credit/over-spending (public)
- corporate mismanagement
- banking policies and/or regulations
- stock market instability
- government policies
- international policies
- The Great Depression
- The Occupy Movement
- the Welfare State
- Corporate Bailouts
- Mortgages and Real Estate costs
From the Catechism:
1941 Socio-economic problems can be resolved only with the help of all the forms of solidarity: solidarity of the poor among themselves, between rich and poor, of workers among themselves, between employers and employees in a business, solidarity among nations and peoples. International solidarity is a requirement of the moral order; world peace depends in part upon this.