Economic Functions of Government
Author: National Council on Economic Education
The six economic functions of government are presented to students. Students categorize a series of newspaper headlines as examples of each of the six functions and locate additional examples in current newspapers and newsmagazines. The lesson concludes with a discussion of how limited the economic functions of government should be.
- Identify the six economic functions of government
- Classify examples of government actions and policies within various economic functions
- Identify and evaluate two different positions on the role of government in the economy