Is Your Bank Manager Headed to Vegas with Your Money?
Are We Running Out of Water?
Kidneys for Sale-Does a Market for Human Organs Make Sense?
The Economics of Public Issues continues to bring economic policy discussions to life. Through a collection of brief, relevant readings, questions like these spark independent thinking and lively classroom discussions. This new edition features:
Eight new chapters that tackle critical economic policies and issues
Updates to ongoing policy debates, reflecting the latest developments
A flexible format and built-in correlation guide to make it easy to integrate into any course
Online Instructor's Manual-teaching the course just got easier
This book was written by the authors of the best-selling title The Economics of Macro Issues, now in its fourth edition, and is perfect on its own or as a companion text to any economics or social issues courses.
An introduction to basic economic concepts and topics from a largely free-market perspective. Concepts are discussed using examples from current public issues ranging from communism to prostitution to the minimum wage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Roger LeRoy Miller received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is currently Director of the Institute for University Studies in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Miller is a legal specialist and author of numerous books on law and the legal environment, including criminal procedure. In addition, Dr. Miller has authored books on the war on drugs, the economics of crime and criminal behavior, and on related topics.
Daniel K. Benjamin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California at Los Angeles where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Benjamin has taught at Montana State University, the University of Washington and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Currently, he is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics at Clemson University. He was a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a visiting distinguished scholar at the University of Liverpool, England. He also served on the executive committee of the Western Economic Association. During the Reagan administration, he spent several years in Washington, D.C. where he was deputy assistant secretary for policy and then chief of staff at the Department of Labor. Earlier, he had served as a staff economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Douglass C. North is the Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. University of California Berkeley Research Interests: New Institutional Economics, Economic History and Economic Development He is also professor of history and a fellow of the Center in Political Economy. He was on the faculty of the University of Washington and held visiting chairs at Cambridge and Rice Universities. In 1993 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as president of the Economic History Association and the Western Economic Association. His major interest is the evolution of economic and political institutions. The effects of institutions on the development of economies through time is a major emphasis in his work in both economic history and development.