Lesson 17 - Making Trade-Offs in Policy Decisions: The Patriot Act

Using a case study approach, the students weigh certain trade-offs associated with the Patriot Act. The class decides whether the trade-off of civil liberties for improved security is a good one. In addition, students consider how incentives might affect the behavior of government officials under the provisions of the Patriot Act.

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