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Relying on the ideas of one of our Essential Scholars, construct an essay that describes a scholar’s response, explanation, or rebuttal to a current event. You can use a scholar’s economic theory to examine unprecedented situations, propose potential policies that a scholar would have put forward, or suggest how certain existing policies would have been adapted by a particular Essential Scholar.

Example Questions:

What would Milton Friedman argue should be a government’s response to inflation?
In a post-COVID world, what would Jane Jacobs say about the state of our cities?
How does James Buchanan’s thoughts on public choice theory apply to the economic sanctions imposed on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine?
How can Joseph Schumpeter’s concept of creative destruction help us understand the rise and fall of businesses?
What would one of the Essential Scholars say about Canada’s current housing and rent situation?