9780765615015

Economic Issues Today: Alternative Approaches: Alternative Approaches

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    9780765615015

  • ISBN10:

    0765615010

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 3/31/2005
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xix
Part I. Introduction
Alternative Economic Philosophies: A Survey of Conservative, Liberal, and Radical Critiques
3(32)
Part II. Problems in the Marketplace
Issue 1 Responding to Market Outcomes: Competition or Protection for American Agriculture?
35(23)
Issue 2 Consumer Welfare: Is It Necessary to Protect the Consumer?
58(17)
Issue 3 Dealing with Externalities: How Can We Save the Environment?
75(17)
Issue 4 Imperfect Competition: Is Big Business a Threat or a Boon?
92(20)
Issue 5 Economic Regulation. Which Path: Deregulation or Reregulation?
112(23)
Issue 6 Income Distribution: Does America Have an Income Inequality Problem?
135(28)
Issue 7 Financing Government: What Is a Fair System of Taxation?
163(24)
Part III. Problems of Aggregate Economic Policy
Issue 8 Macroeconomic Instability: Are We Depression-Proof?
187(25)
Issue 9 Economic Growth and Stability: Can We Maintain High and Steady Rates of Economic Growth?
212(27)
Issue 10 Balancing the Federal Budget: Should We Be Worried About the Rising Federal Deficit?
239(22)
Issue 11 Unemployment: Is Joblessness an Overrated Problem?
261(23)
Issue 12 Inflation: Can Price Pressures Be Kept Under Control?
284(23)
Issue 13 The New Population Problem: Can We Save Our Social Security System?
307(24)
Issue 14 International Economics: Where Does America Fit into the New World Order?
331(34)
Part IV. Conclusion
Reprise. The Market Versus Planning and Controls: Which Strategy Works Better?
365(22)
Final Thoughts and Suggested Readings 387(4)
Index 391(10)
About the Authors 401

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