“These papers provide an opportunity to apply course material to a question of concern in public administration.  In each of these papers, you will be asked to take a position on an issue of concern and craft an argument to support your position. These papers will be evaluated on the logical consistency of your answer with your evidence and the quality of your evidence.  These papers will be no less (note even a line) than 3-pages and no more than 5-pages (bibliography excluded). 
There are so many variables, levels of government, and people involved in implementing any public program, that it is foolish to expect it to work out perfectly.  Explain the law of unintended consequences.  Use the readings to provide examples.  What steps should public administrators take to minimize the unintended consequences.