Economics of Social Issues / Edition 20by Ansel Sharp
Pub. Date: 09/07/2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Designed as an introduction to general economics for non-majors, Sharp/Register/Grimes' text presents economic concepts as useful tools to analyze contemporary social issues. The book may also be used to supplement principles courses.The Economics of Social Issues has garnered a loyal user following for its timely and impartial handling of current social issues which dominate newspapers and television news. While the issues are contemporary and the supporting information updated, the authors remain objective.
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Table of Contents
1 Alleviating Human Misery: The Role of Economic Reasoning
2 Economic Systems, Resource Allocation, and Social Well-Being: Lessons from China’s Transition
3 Government Control of Prices in Mixed Systems: What Are the Actual Outcomes?
4 Pollution Problems: Must We Foul Our Own Nests?
5 Economics of Crime and Its Prevention: How Much Is Too Much?
6 The Economics of Education: Crisis and Reform
7 Poverty and Discrimination: Why Are So Many Still Poor?
8 The Economics of Monopoly Power: Who Does What to Whom?
9 The Economics of Professional Sports: What Is the Real Score?
10 Competition in the Global Marketplace: Should We Protect Ourselves from International Trade?
11 Economic Growth: Why Is the Economic Road So Bumpy?
12 Money, Banking, and the Financial System: Old Problems with New Twists
13 Unemployment and Inflation: Can We Find a Balance?
14 Government Spending, Taxation, and the National Debt: Who Wins and Who Loses?
15 Social Security and Medicare: How Secure Is Our Safety Net for the Elderly?
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