Thinking Critically about Patterns of Development
3. This video was created by the White House to publicize a White House proposal. It does not address the criticism from the right. What sorts of criticisms might this video overlook? What might a more balanced video that takes into account both sides of the debate look like?
Possible Answer: Because the video was created by the White House under a Democratic administration, a more balanced representation would address the Republican opposition, if only to refute it. One possible response conservatives might make is that even at a lower-
4. Evaluate the use of the white board and the drawings created in this video. Why does Brian Deese use the white board? Is it effective in proving the point to the audience?
Possible Answer: Deese may be using the white board to help the audience understand the concept of the Buffett Rule in a simple way because the American tax code is notoriously difficult for the general public to understand. However, using the white board and making such informal visual aids and drawings may offend some citizens because they may view the simplicity as condescending.