9780324827897

Economics and Contemporary Issues (with InfoTrac College Edition 2-Semester and Economic Applications Printed Access Card)

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    9780324827897

  • ISBN10:

    032482789X

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/3/2009
  • Publisher: South-Western College/West
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Summary

Discover the importance of economics in today's news and even everyday personal life as this book's unique, issues-oriented approach delves into engaging areas of interest. Moomaw/Olson/Applegate/McLean's ECONOMICS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 8E examines major economic issues related to education, health care, Social Security, unemployment, inflation, and international trade. This edition also examines social and political phenomena throughout the world, such as the collapse of communism and central planning, the role of government in today's economy as well as crime and poverty. The authors clearly connect today's issues to key economic principles and applications with captivating insights and a solid international perspective. Useful online study tools and an inviting writing style assist the reader today and in the future job market.

Table of Contents

Economic Growth: An Introduction to Scarcity and Choice
An Introduction to Economic Systems and the Workings of the Price System
Competitive Markets and Government Policy: Agriculture
Efficiency in Resource Allocation: How Much Do We Have?
How Much Do We Want?
Market Power: Does It Help or Hurt the Economy?
Air Pollution: Balancing Benefits and Costs
Health Care: How Much?
For Whom?
Crime and Drugs: A Modern Dilemma
College Education: Is It Worth the Cost?
Educational Reform: The Role of Incentives and Choice
Poverty: New Approaches to an Old Problem
Tracking and Explaining the Macroeconomy
Unemployment: The Legacy of Recession, Technological Change, and Free Choice
Inflation: A Monetary Phenomenon
Sustained Budget Deficits: Is This Any Way to Run a Government?
Social Security: Leading Issues and Approaches to Reform
International Trade: Beneficial, but Controversial
Financing Trade and the Trade Deficit
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