Discussion Question 1 300 words
(Use product Rap Snacks potato chips)
What is the target market for this product, and does the company’s marketing strategy reflect this? Now consider the broader category of your product. How can this product be changed and/or the marketing strategy adjusted to appeal to other market segments?
Discussion Question 2 (no specific word count)
How does the scale of a sculpture affect how we respond to it? Does a large sculpture seem more important than a small one? Nonrepresentational sculpture can be controversial. Should public art be representational so everyone “gets it?”
Discussion Question 3 (no specific word count)
watch this video
“Architecture is not about math or zoning — it’s about visceral emotions,” says Marc Kushner. Discuss your thoughts on the Marc Kushner video. In what way has this video made you more aware of the architecture around you and in the world at large? In what way do you feel connected and/or disconnected to the buildings in your life? Include examples in your response
Discussion Question 4 (no specific word count)
Idealism refers to behavior or thought that is based on a conception of things as they should be or as one would like them to be. Realism is sometimes described as “warts and all,” existing in fact rather than something imagined. What are some contemporary examples that utilize idealism? Are the purposes the same as those of the Classical Greeks? Why do you think Romans developed realistic portraiture? What are some contemporary examples that utilize realism? Which do you prefer, realism or idealism?
Discussion 5 (200 words at least)
As a response to structural unemployment due to AI (artificial intelligence), Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang proposes “the Freedom Dividend,” a universal income of $1000/month per citizen. What do you think of this proposal?
Consider any of the following in your answer: Unemployment, aggregate demand, economic growth, structural unemployment, labor force participation rate, opportunity cost, the federal deficit, business start-ups, and/or unintended consequences
Discussion 6 (200 words at least)
Chapter 25 (section 25-2) in your textbook discusses productivity and the challenges faced by governments as they seek to raise living standards. Obviously, there are areas of disagreement and areas of potential improvement. If you were polled, what policy would you suggest to improve U.S. living standards?
In your post, make sure to consider opportunity cost and any potential unintended consequences. You may also want to analyze the effect on future growth as you post and reply
Discussion 7 (200 words at least)
Chapter 27 introduces the financial system and the importance of assessing time and risk in making financial decisions. In this Discussion Board, summarize your own financial plan balancing present and future needs, especially future retirement needs.
In your post, you may want to apply: the Rule of 70, present value, insurance, diversification, and risk. How will you stay motivated to meet future goals (home ownership, business start-ups, family goals, and/or retirement with the human tendency to prefer “now” over “later?”
Discussion 8 (200 words at least)
discusses the Great Recession of 2008-2009. Respond to ONE of the following:
- As hindsight is 20/20, what active stabilization policies (if any) should have been enacted to respond to the financial crisis?