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09/08/2019

How to start an essay about the economy of 1950?

QUESTION
How to start an essay about the economy of 1950?
Like a thesis statement, or introduction, thanks 😀 I already finished the essay, but my beginning is weak.

ANSWER
What you write as the thesis statement or introduction depends on what you’ve written for the rest of the essay.

The general rule for academic essays in English is that the introduction contain the main points of the essay; then the essay fleshes those out; and finally, the conclusion summarizes.

For some samples, consider the work of some pros. For example, Paul Krugman:
http://web.mit.edu/krugman/www/
http://www.pkarchive.org/
Brad DeLong:
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/article…
Jeffrey Sachs
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-social-welfare-state
Rajiv Sethi
http://rajivsethi.blogspot.com/2010/05/james-tobins-hirsch-lecture.html
etc.

Here are sites with articles for the laity from many economists:
http://www.voxeu.org/
http://www.brookings.edu/economics/bpea.aspx

Economic Policy Institute


http://www.project-syndicate.org/