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Table of Contents
1.Alleviating Human Misery: The Role of Economic Reasoning
2.Economic Systems, Resource Allocation, and Social Well-Being: Lessons from China’s Transition
3.Government Control of Prices in Mixed Systems: What Are the Actual Outcomes?
4.Pollution Problems: Must We Foul Our Own Nests?
5.Economics of Crime and Its Prevention: How Much Is Too Much?
6.The Economics of Education: Crisis and Reform
7.Poverty Problems and Discrimination: Why Are So Many Still So Poor?
8.The Economics of Monopoly Power: Who Does What to Whom?
9.The Economics of Professional Sports: What Is the Real Score?
10.Competition in the Global Marketplace: Should We Protect Ourselves From International Trade?
11.Economic Growth: Why Is the Economic Road So Bumpy?
12.Money, Banking, and the Financial System: Old Problems with New Twists
13.Unemployment and Inflation: Can We Find a Balance?
14.Government Spending, Taxation, and the National Debt: Who Wins and Who Loses?
15.Social Security and Medicare: How Secure Is Our Safety Net for the Elderly?