Economics of Social Issues / Edition 15

Economics of Social Issues / Edition 15

by Ansel M. Sharp, Charles A. Register, Paul W. Grimes, Charles A. Register
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072378778

ISBN-13: 9780072378771

Pub. Date: 07/13/2001

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072378771
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/13/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
443
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Human Misery: The Most Important Issue of Them All2
Pt. 1Resource Allocation27
2Government Control of Prices: Do the Poor Benefit?28
3Economics of Higher Education: Who Benefits and Who Pays the Bills?74
4Energy Problems: Must Simple Things Be Made Complex?102
5Economics of Crime and Its Prevention: How Much Is Too Much?132
6Pollution Problems: Must We Foul Our Own Nests?152
7The Economics of Big Business: Who Does What to Whom?176
8Airline Regulation and Deregulation: Who Gains from Regulation?198
9Protectionism versus Free Trade: Can We Restrict Ourselves into Prosperity?224
10Health Issues: Is It Worth What It Costs?244
Pt. 2Distribution of Income277
11Poverty Problems: Is Poverty Necessary?278
12Discrimination: The High Cost of Prejudice300
Pt. 3Stabilization319
13Unemployment Issues: Why Do We Waste Our Labor Resources?320
14Inflation: How to Gain and Lose at the Same Time346
Pt. 4The Public Sector375
15Government Expenditure and Tax Issues: Who Wins and Who Loses?376
16The Big National Debt: Is It Bad?404
Glossary429
Index443

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