forum post 10

Your initial response should be at least 200 words.

Unlike the Toulmin and Rogerian methods where one side is argued over another, the Middle Ground argument mediates between two sides of an issue hopefully arriving at a compromise solution between two positions.

Please include both answers in one initial post with extra space between them.

Middle Ground Discussion: For this discussion, choose an issue that you wrote about previously in this course (either your Toulmin or Rogerian essay). Let the class know your previous claim and briefly how you proved this claim in your essay. After this brief review discussion, discuss how you would have approached this particular topic if you were to write a Middle Ground argument, instead of a Toulmin or Rogerian argument. Would you have adjusted your claim? If so, what sort of adjustment would you need? Would you have to find additional sources about your topic in order to prove this new claim? Is a middle ground solution a more practical solution to your chosen issue?

Concluding Remarks: Secondly, during this course, you have read quite a few arguments, critiqued some of these arguments, and written essays using various methods of argumentation. Take a moment to consider your future courses at APUS and/or your current/future career field. How can you incorporate what you have learned into your career or education?

the topic you will be writing about is below for the previous argument you need.

Why now is the Time to Retire the Idea of Retirement?

Retirement entails a certain age in which a person is supposed to rest from work. The idea of retirement emerged at the time the federal government initiated the establishment of social security and other policies, which suggested when a person is supposed to retire (White 183-204). Unfortunately, the economics of the time never gave a room for the idea to work perfectly until 1935 when the social security acts were passed and the retirement age became 65 (Rothkopf 1).

According to Rothkopf (1), the idea of retirement was a challenge to many Americans since it is evident that most people who retired looked for other jobs after their retirement instead of resting while many other chose to continue working after retirement. This is because it appeared as a threat to everybody including the economic sustainability. The statics indicates that the number is increasing over the decades. That is a clear implication that retirement is not wanted in the US. According to 2015 federal reserve study, twenty-seven percent (27%) of the Americans promised to keep working as long as they are alive.

Rothkopf (1), claims that the retirement is no longer a financial burden to the government economy. In the last thirty (30) years many thought it would be a financial iceberg which many had warned against. Today the challenge or threat of bankruptcy from retirees is now viewed as a potential bonanza. The writer continues to claim that retirees are increasingly vital economic assets and not a drain on society. They create businesses, which become a source of employment for other people. They also participate in economic activities.

Many retirees work for financial reasons while others work to stay active as they age. Rothkopf asserts that through retirement, job competition is minimized and fewer resentments in a working environment, especially where people have chosen to continue working even after reaching the retirement age (1).

In conclusion, retirement has been a challenging matter in the US because of the economic constraints but it has been shaped and all policies involved streamlined. Despite that many people do not want to retire at the real-time, retirement is no longer a burden to economic growth but a boost of the economy.

Work cited

Rothkopf, David. “Age Boom Why now is the time to retire the idea of retirement.” Foreign, 16 Jan. 2017, p. 1.

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