Select a recent (within the last 6 months or so) article that describes or can be related to one of the topics covered in microeconomics (such as supply and demand, elasticity, externalities, ext..). Choose an article of sufficient length and depth of topic to support a review. The article may be from a newspaper, an academic journal, an online library, or the current business press, such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, or similar publications. USA Today, Yahoo News and similar publications and websites are discouraged; the articles are generally too short. Do not use someone’s blog.

In the review identify why you chose that article, provide a brief summary of the article contents, explain how the article relates to the economic concepts covered in class, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the article. Use your own words, do not use a lot of quotations.

The evaluation of strengths and weaknesses relates to the article itself, not the subject matter. What did the author do well? What could or should have been included to improve the article?

The review must be typed in an easily readable font (example: Arial 12pt), double spaced.

APA style citations are required for all sources used in the review.

A copy of the article must be included with the review; a hyperlink to the article is acceptable.

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