Increase of Suicides Assignment | Suicides
You have two tasks in this week’s memo.
1) Imagine that you are a reporter for your local newspaper and your assignment is to write a short article about a sharp increase of suicides after your city experienced a sudden economic expansion and success. Based on Durkheim’s findings, how would your article explain this surge in the number of suicides?
2) Based on your reading of the Communist Manifesto and the selected reading from Capital, why would Marx believe that capitalism would bring its own downfall?
Your response to each question is worth 5 points.
Please feel free to discuss the different components of these questions with your classmates on the discussion board. Help each other gain a better understanding of the concepts and go over different examples that you can think of together. Hopefully, the contents that you post on the discussion board may help you write your memo. Please note, however, that the memos go through a plagiarism checking application. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you refrain from simply copying and pasting any content. I recommend that you use your own words and explanations at all times, unless you are specifically quoting your readings with proper citations.