Explain why Duke says, that US authorities are incapable of keeping drugs south of the border and that a “bail out” for the Mexican government will not work either.

The corresponding article is from The Wall Street Journal, April 25-26, 2009. If needed, the article could be accessed online (subscription needed). In addition, it can also be accessed through the Drexel libraries. Triggered by the massive drug-fueled murders in Mexico, the article discusses possible policies in relation to drug use and distribution. The two authors take opposing views. I would like you to critically analyze the article by using graphical analysis and brief explanations, and applying the supply and demand tools as discussed in class.

  1. What are the two opposing views in terms of drug legalization? Which author supports which view? 2. This and the next several questions are related to the piece by Steven Duke. It is clear, as the author claims that the US government should cooperate with the Mexican government in arresting and prosecuting drug traffickers. Use simple supply and demand analysis to show the effects on the market equilibrium price and quantity of drugs sold after lowering the number of traffickers. 3. Duke then discusses the popular view that strict gun control in the US will help resolve the problem. Describe his argument. What is his conclusion? 4. It is clear now, Duke says, that US authorities are incapable of keeping drugs south of the border. A “bail out” for the Mexican government will not work either. Why? 5. Next, Duke argues that the Obama administration should “really open to change” by decriminalizing illegal drugs. The current administration recognizes that US is the main market for Mexican drugs: “US demand for illegal drugs is insatiable,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says. Thus, drugs have to be decriminalized in both the US and Mexico.

Discuss on the relationship between a positive learning environment, a structured and organized classroom, a positive teacher/student relationship, and classroom behavior.

What is the relationship between a positive learning environment, a structured and organized classroom, a positive teacher/student relationship, and classroom behavior? Are any or all of these elements an indicator of student behavior and/or success? Are there other elements that need to be considered?

Write a research paper on different challenges that Africa faces, and will have to face in order to achieve a sustainable growth and if its growth will lead to development.

Write a research paper on different challenges that Africa faces, and will have to face in order to achieve a sustainable growth and if its growth will lead to development.