Questions on The Business of America: Environmentalism and the Economy
Tuesday: Think about whether or not you support capitalist society and come up with the most important reason to support your position. Any suggestions on improvements? What system do you think will work better? In addition, look closely at the differences between the view of environmentalists and corporations. Which side do you support and what evidence supports your opinion?
Thursday: Make sure you understand the positions taken by and ideals used by environmentalists and capitalists in the reader.
Friday: Pay attention to the differences between how big businesses and environmentalists operate, and the obstacles (real or imagined) that they both face. Take note of ways that they have circumvented these obstacles, and/or ways that Shabecoff proposes they overcome them. Also think about how this all relates to consumers.