This highly successful book is characterized by its extremely user-friendly presentation of the core microeconomic and macroeconomic material. It is known for its lively and informative writing style, its emphasis on critical thinking and applications throughout, and its use of unique, highly motivational, reader-oriented pedagogy. Rather than using an encyclopedic approach, this book focuses on the most basic tool in economics - supply and demand analysis - and applies it clearly to real-world economic issues.
-- "Economics in Practice" boxes expose readers to real-world explanations of economic theory
-- Internet activities at the end of each chapter explore the Internet to access economic data related to the content of the chapter