1. Discuss the pros and cons associated with privatization and contracting out of public services. What public services are more amenable to privatization and what services do you feel should only be handled by government or non-profits? Explain your position and cite sources APA style.
2. Compare and contrast the federal budget process in the United states to the budget process at the state and local levels. Cite sources APA style.
3. Do you think that the federal government should bail out municipalities since it has bailed out various private-sector institutions (auto industry and banks)? Why or why not? Provide links to related current events and cite sources APA style.
4. Identify a specific real-life example of exemplary ethics (e.g. whistleblowers) or unethical behavior by a career public administrator (no politicians, please). Summarize the situation and share your thoughts. Cite sources APA