9780070393820

Macroeconomics, 2000-2001

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    9780070393820

  • ISBN10:

    0070393826

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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Summary

This informative anthology consists of current newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from such sources as The Economist, Foreign Affairs and The Brookings Review. The issues examines key topics in macroeconomics. This title is supported by the student Web site, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online).

Table of Contents

To the Reader iv
Topic Guide 2(2)
Selected World Wide Web Sites 4(2)
UNIT 1 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Overview 6(20)
Meeting the Challenge of the New Economy
8(5)
Michael J. Mandel
The Accidental Inventor of Today's Capitalism
13(3)
Louis Uchitelle
Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren
16(3)
Elizabeth Johnson
Donald Moggridge (eds.)
What in the World Happened to Economics?
19(5)
Justin Fox
Statistics and Even Lore of the Dismal Science
24(2)
David Cay Johnston
UNIT 2 Measuring Economic Performance
Overview 26(16)
State of the Union: Black Holes in the Statistics
28(3)
Robert Eisner
The Economy You Can't See
31(3)
Paul Starobin
How Fast Can the U. S. Economy Grow?
34(7)
Paul Krugman
Hell No, We Won't Savel
41(1)
Robert J. Samuelson
UNIT 3 Fiscal Policy and the Federal Budget
Overview 42(32)
The Economic Report of the President for 1998: A Review,
44(4)
James Galbraith
Reflections on the Balancing Act
48(2)
George Brockway
The Tax Man Cometh: Consumer Spending and Tax Payments
50(8)
Peter S. Yoo
The Flat Tax in Theory and Practice: Simple, Efficient, Fair. Or Is It?
58(5)
William G. Gale
Why Are Taxes So Complicated, and What Can We Do about It?
63(3)
William Gale
Are Americans Really Overtaxed?
66(2)
William G. Gale
Should We Retire Social Security?: Grading the Reform Plans
68(6)
Henry J. Aaron
Robert D. Reischauer
UNIT 4 Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy
Overview 74(34)
U. S. Monetary Policy: An Introduction
76(7)
Central Banking in a Democracy
83(8)
Alan S. Blinder
Is the Fed Slave to a Defunct Economist?
91(4)
Evan F. Koenig
Should the Fed Care about Stock Bubbles?
95(2)
Paul Krugman
Bank Mergers and the Big Money
97(2)
Charles Geisst
The Stepchildren of Banking
99(3)
Richard A. Oppel Jr.
Electronic Cash and the End of National Markets
102(6)
Stephen J. Kobrin
UNIT 5 Employment, Prices, and the Business Cycle
Overview 108(26)
Learning from the Big Booms
110(2)
Louis Uchitelle
Yes, Virginia, There Will Be Recessions
112(1)
Productivity Gains Help Keep Economy on a Roll
113(4)
Louis Uchitelle
Calculating the Price of Everything: The CPI
117(5)
Daniel Mitchell
Overworked and Underemployed
122(10)
Barry Bluestone
Stephen Rose
The Age-Adjusted Unemployment Rate: An Alternative Measure
132(2)
Robert Horn
Philip Heap
UNIT 6 International Economics
Overview 134(82)
Globalization and Its Discontents: Navigating the Dangers of a Tangled World
136(4)
Richard N. Haass
Robert E. Litan
Why Trade Is Good for You
140(3)
Could It Happen Again? The Economist
143(3)
Will Fair Trade Diminish Free Trade?
146(7)
David M. Gould
William C. Gruben
The Spotlight and the Bottom Line: How Multinationals Export Human Rights
153(5)
Debora L. Spar
NAFTA: How Is it Doing?
158(6)
Joe Cobb
Alan Tonelson
Trade Policy at a Cross Roads
164(4)
I. M. Destler
The United States Is Not Ahead in Everything That Matters
168(7)
John Schmitt
Lawrence Mishel
The Euro: Who Wins? Who Loses?
175(8)
Jeffry Frieden
Russia Is Not Poland, and That's Too Bad
183(2)
Michael M. Weinstein
Japan's Economic Plight: Fallen Idol
185(3)
The Other Crisis
188(4)
James D. Wolfensohn
Changing Today's Consumption Patterns---for Tomorrow's Human Development
192(24)
Documents*
Total Output, Income, and Spending
205(1)
Disposition of Personal Income
206(1)
Sources of Personal Income
207(1)
Corporate Profits
207(1)
Consumer Prices---All Urban Consumers
208(1)
Real Personal Consumption Expenditures
209(1)
Consumer Credit
209
Share of Aggregate Income and Mean Income in 1977 to 1996
210(212)
Employment, Unemployment, and Wages
212(1)
Average Weekly Hours, Hourly Earnings, and Weekly Earnings
213(1)
Employment Cost Index---Private Industry
213(1)
Federal Receipts, Outlays, and Debt
214(1)
U. S. International Transactions
215(1)
Glossary 216(9)
Index 225(3)
Article Review Form 228(1)
Article Rating Form 229

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