Topic #1: Most economists and politicians agree that a large government-funded economic revitalization plan is needed for the world’s economies to recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic. Some, such as Rhiana Gunn-Wright, have argued that this stimulus should take the form of a Green New Deal. What is a Green New Deal? Do some research on the topic. Does your research suggest that a Green New Deal should be pursued immediately as part of the Covid-19 recovery plan, or should it be delayed, or not be pursued at all?

Topic #2: In the spring and summer of 2020, dramatic social unrest emerged around the topic of racism. What evidence is there that people of colour are disadvantaged? Given the evidence, should changes be made in the world? If yes, what changes should be made?