For my second paper, I may look to focus on the cases about the “Tea Party” and the “Causes and Consequences of the Great Recession.” Both seem potentially interconnected and relevant to America’s future. With the plethora of social and ethical issues that The Great Recession highlighted, it is no wonder there was backlash. The Tea Party almost certainly is part of that backlash. I think that working through the Tea Party’s views on social and economic policies – as well as how those may have been awakened or strengthened by the Great Recession could make for an interesting paper.
As these cases lie at the cross-roads of ethics, a social movement, and politics, it could make for an interesting exploration of America’s current political situation.