Economic Issues and Policy (with Economic Applications Online Product, InfoTrac 2-Semester Printed Access Card) / Edition 4

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Overview

This book provides students with a grasp of basic economic tools through the analysis of important economic issues and their related policy perspectives. Economic theory is presented in a simple, market-oriented framework at a level of technicality that is deliberately appropriate for a basic first course in economics directed at non-majors. Complex topics more appropriate for a Principles of Economics course are left out or contained in appendices. In analyzing economic situations and the implications of policies, liberal and conservative viewpoints are effectively balanced — the careful presentation of conservative and liberal viewpoints is one of the unique characteristics of this book.

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A text for a nontechnical, issues-oriented economics course with no prerequisites taught at two- and four-years colleges. Apart from the first chapter, chapters can be taught in any order. Discussion incorporates issues of race, gender, and ethnicity, as well as the international economy. Discussion is presented in a market-oriented framework with a liberal outlook, with boxes on conservative versus liberal perspectives. Necessary technical material is placed in appendices. This second edition gives information on recent events and policies, plus Internet exercises. The authors teach economics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324542967
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/12/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Crime and Drugs. 3. The Environment. 4. Education. 5. Discrimination. 6. U.S. Poverty. 7. World Poverty. 8. Housing. 9. Health Care. 10. Social Security. 11. Market Power. 12. Agriculture. 13. International Trade. 14. Unemployment and Inflation. 15. Government Macroeconomic Policy. 16. Taxes, Borrowing, and the National Debt. 17. Globally Free Markets for the Twenty-First Century?

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