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The Economics of Public Issues: Roger Leroy Miller, Daniel K. Benjamin, Douglass C. North

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Edition:
12th
ISBN13:

9780321079152

ISBN10:
0321079159
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div

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Summary

For years, The Economics of Public Issues has shown students the power of economics in explaining the world around us. The twelfth edition continues the tradition of illustrating traditional economic principles through contemporary issues by offering eight all-new chapters on compelling topics such as the economics of traffic jams, slave redemption in Sudan, and the Microsoft monopoly. The authors' clear presentation and straightforward applications make the study of economics entertaining and informative. The Economics of Public Issues is an essential source of engaging, relevant readings for a principles of economics course, and an excellent way to spark independent thinking in political economy, public policy, and social issues courses.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part One The Foundations of Economic Analysis 1(26)
Killer Airbags
4(5)
Terrible Trade-Off
9(6)
Flying the Friendly Skies?
15(6)
Choosing Crime
21(6)
Part Two Supply and Demand 27(40)
Sex, Booze, and Drugs
30(8)
Is Water Different?
38(6)
Slave Redemption in Sudan
44(5)
Choice and Life
49(8)
Smoking and Smuggling
57(5)
Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses
62(5)
Part Three Nonprice Rationing 67(24)
Bankrupt Landlords from Sea to Shining Sea
70(6)
Rationing Health Care
76(6)
The Effects of the Minimum Wage
82(4)
Caught in Traffic
86(5)
Part Four Market Structures 91(28)
The E-Commerce Explosion
95(5)
Pity the Poor Monopolist
100(5)
Keeping the Competition Out
105(6)
Education and Choice
111(8)
Part Five Political Economy 119(26)
Killer Cars and the Rise of the SUV
122(5)
Superfund Follies
127(5)
Crime and Punishment
132(6)
The Graying of America
138(7)
Part Six Property Rights and the Environment 145(44)
The Trashman Cometh
149(8)
Bye, Bye, Bison
157(8)
Smog Merchants
165(6)
Greenhouse Economics
171(6)
The Economics of Weather Forecasting
177(5)
Property Rights and Forests
182(7)
Part Seven The International Scene 189(18)
The Benefits of Free Trade
191(5)
The Opposition to Free Trade
196(5)
The $750,000 Job
201(6)
Glossary 207(6)
Index 213


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