9780538750875

Economic Issues and Policy (with InfoApps 2-Semester Printed Access Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538750875

  • ISBN10:

    0538750871

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/25/2010
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Summary

Significantly revised in light of sweeping changes in the economy and government, this book provides students with a grasp of basic economic tools through the analysis of important economic issues and their related policy perspectives. Economic theory is presented in a simple, market-oriented framework at a level of technicality that is deliberately appropriate for a basic first course in economics directed at non-majors. Complex topics more appropriate for a Principles of Economics course are left out or contained in appendices. In analyzing economic situations and the implications of policies, liberal and conservative viewpoints are effectively balanced. The text also encourages students to get involved in the issues discussed.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Economics, Scarcity, Public Goods, and Spillovers
Introduction
Crime and Drugs
The Environment
Education
The Economics of Social Issues
Discrimination
U.S. Poverty
Housing
Health Care
Social Security
Global Poverty, Agriculture, and Trade
World Poverty
Global Agriculture
International Trade
Efficiency and Stability Issues
Market Power
Unemployment and Inflation
Government Macroeconomic Policy
Taxes, Borrowing, and the National Debt
You and the World Around You
Globally Free Markets for the Twenty-First Century?
Epilogue You and the World around You
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