I will be needing my initial discussion and two replys to classmates. I will post the classmate replys after I submit my initial discussion. If needed for the replys for classmates i will extend the time. I have attached the copy of the debt fixer simulation and the rubric for this discussion.
Fiscal policies are used by the government to stabilize the economy. During the 2020 emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government approved a stimulus package that increased the U.S. debt.
For this discussion, first play the simulation The Debt Fixer (from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget), in which you make fiscal policy decisions in an attempt to reduce the U.S. debt. You can play the simulation as many times as you like.
In your initial post, include an image of your simulation report. (See Module Six Simulation Discussion Screenshot Instructions.) Then address the following:
- Share your experience in the simulation. What strategies did you pursue? Were you successful in reducing the debt?
- In your opinion, is a high national debt a problem for future economic growth? What is the ideal debt-to-GDP ratio? Research academic sources or refer to the information available through the simulation to support your opinion.
- Government spending increases national debt and can cause a crowding-out effect. Explain what the crowding-out effect is and why its considered a negative effect of increased government spending. Use information from the textbook to support your analysis.
In your responses, comment on at least two posts from your peers by comparing and contrasting your experiences and opinions. Share current news articles or references from the textbook that support your decisions in the simulation and your claims related to the national debt.
To complete this assignment, review the Module Six Simulation Discussion Guidelines and Rubric.
Module Six Simulation Discussion Guidelines and Rubric
Your active participation in the discussions is essential to your overall success this term. The simulation discussions in this course allow you to share your experiences playing simulation games related to the final project simulation. These discussions give you a chance to express your thoughts, ask questions, and gain insights from your peers and instructor.
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, you must do the following:
- Create a post that addresses the discussion prompt.
- Attach a screenshot of your simulation report.
- Complete your initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
- Use proper citation methods for your discipline when referencing scholarly or popular sources.
For your two response posts, you must do the following:
- Reply to at least two classmates outside of your own initial post thread.
- Complete your responses by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
- Follow the guidance in the discussion prompt.
|Criteria||Proficient (100%)||Needs Improvement (55%)||Not Evident (0%)||Value|
|Initial Post: Timeliness||Develops an initial post that includes simulation image by the indicated time||Initial post does not include simulation image or is not posted by the indicated time||Does not make an initial post||20|
|Initial Post: National Debt||Makes informed claims about the national debt and the ideal debt-to-GDP ratio by citing academic sources or the simulation as support||Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions||Does not attempt criterion||20|
|Initial Post: Crowding-Out Effect||Explains what the crowding-out effect is and why its considered a negative effect of increased government spending, using information from the textbook||Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions||Does not attempt criterion||20|
|Response Posts||Responds to at least two peer posts by comparing and contrasting experiences and opinions, including sharing current news articles or references from the textbook that support decisions in the simulation and claims related to the national debt||Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors or omissions||Does not attempt criterion||30|
|Articulation of Response||Clearly conveys meaning with correct grammar, sentence structure, and spelling, demonstrating an understanding of audience and purpose||Shows progress toward proficiency, but with errors in grammar, sentence structure, and spelling, negatively impacting readability||Submission has critical errors in grammar, sentence structure, and spelling, preventing understanding of ideas||5|
|Citations and Attributions||Uses citations for ideas requiring attribution, with only minor errors||Uses citations for ideas requiring attribution, with major errors||Does not use citations for ideas requiring attribution||5|