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Readers learn best when they see concepts applied to examples from their everyday lives. With an abundance of relentlessly current examples,Economics Today: The Micro Viewappeals to todayrs"s diverse population by presenting ideas clearly, at an accessible level, and in the context of newsworthy applications. Introduction: The Nature of Economics; Scarcity and the World of Trade-Offs; Demand and Supply; Extensions of Demand and Supply Analysis; Public Spending and Public Choice; Funding the Public Sector.Dimensions of Microeconomics: Demand and Supply Elasticity; Consumer Choice; Rents, Profits, and the Financial Environment of Business.Market Structure, Resource Allocation, and Regulation:The Firm: Cost and Output Determination; Perfect Competition; Monopoly; Monopolistic Competition; Oligopoly and Strategic Behavior; Regulation and Antitrust Policy in a Globalized Economy.Labor Resources and the Environment: The Labor Market: Demand, Supply, and Outsourcing; Unions and Labor Market Monopoly Power; Income, Poverty, and Health Care; Environmental Economics.Global Economics: Comparative Advantage and the Open Economy; Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments. For all readers interested in microeconomics.