Economic Parables and Policies: An Introduction to Economics / Edition 3

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Seidman (economics, U. of Delaware) uses dialogic "parables" to introduce undergraduates to neoclassical economics. Fictional characters such as "Senator Myopia," "Autarkus," and "Naivus" are used to demonstrate the basic ideas of micro-and macro-economics and apply them to a number of policy questions in the United States, including social security, health insurance, education, and poverty. Seidman aims his work at undergraduates who only plan to take one economics course in their college career, hoping the novel format will spice up the "dismal science." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765611093
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/30/2004
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Preface
I Introduction to Economics
1 An Economist's Genesis 5
II Microeconomics
2 Markets: Demand and Supply 25
3 Environmental Pollution 41
4 International Trade 61
III Macroeconomics
5 Recession 79
6 Inflation 93
7 Growth 109
8 Growth Through Tax Reform 137
IV Policy Issues
9 The Social Contract 161
10 Social Security 183
11 Health Insurance 193
12 Education 213
13 Poverty 227
Index 235
About the Author 257
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