Thinking back to the beginning of the semester…
We've focused some on descriptive questions
Also addressed "positive" questions
Steered away from normative questions. What is right and what is wrong - in the sense of morally desirable or not.
What is so important about economic growth? Should we care about growth or equity or alleviating poverty. Here, an admonition:
A little corruption here if the economy is growing?
Is it good to have a democracy? Why? A benevolent dictatorship acceptable if it delivers economic growth?
My answer is NO, but that's because I have a particular view of democracy: not just election, but accountability
But in the real world, there are tradeoffs.
I would invite you to address these issues…after the exam.