Overall discussion question: To what extent should the government prioritize a fairer distribution of income and wealth?
This article is quite old, but still provides a balanced view of the arguments for and against a flat tax.
This is a really interesting article from a right-wing perspective. The Institute for Economic Affairs is widely regarded as a right-wing (or sometimes centre-right) Think Tank. It has a poor rating for funding transparency from Who funds you? and Transparify and, although useful for a right-wing perspective, should be treated with some caution.
The Daily Telegraph is a right-wing newspaper which has been downgraded to 'mixed' for factual reporting by mediabiasfactcheck.com due to failed fact checks by fullfact.org and allegations of misleading claims by climatefeedback.org. It is useful for a right-wing perspective but should be treated with some caution.
as well as a range of local papers. This can be useful for finding newspaper articles which are otherwise hidden behind pay walls.
The Financial Times offers free access to school students aged 16-19 (and their teachers/Librarians). Sign up for an individual account while you are logged on using a school wi-fi (or wired) connection:
Once you have created your account, you can then use these log in details anywhere - in or out of school.
Use this journal to make notes as you read each article. One page per source.
You should make notes like this on both the Recommended Reading articles for each section. (If you choose to make notes by hand rather than on screen, use a shortened URL in the source description e.g. bbc.co.uk rather than the full URL of the article).
Once you have completed your reading for each area you can start to transfer your ideas to this summary sheet, which you will use as your notes for the Spiderweb discussion. Don't forget to explain the key Economic ideas for each area in the "basic explanation" box on the left hand side of the sheet, and highlight any key vocabulary so that you can make sure you use it in the discussion.
This sheet should be printed double sided on A3.
You may wish to use this sheet to collect a list of technical terms as you progress through this topic. You might find it helpful to have this list to refer to during the discussion.