Economics of Social Issues / Edition 19

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Sharp, Register, and Grimes’ Economics of Social Issues originated the social issues approach to teaching basic economic principles. This edition reflects the important societal trends and public debates current at the time. Currency and relevance are the motivations behind the major changes that previous users will quickly find in this edition. Each chapter presents economic concepts then places them within the context of very current issues facing society.

Economics of Social Issues has garnered a loyal user following for its timely and impartial handling of current social issues that dominate the news. As the major social issues facing our society change, so does this textbook. While the issues are contemporary and the supporting information updated, the authors remain objective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073511337
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/25/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Human Misery: The Most Important Issue of Them All 2
Pt. 1 Resource Allocation 27
2 Government Control of Prices: Do the Poor Benefit? 28
3 Economics of Higher Education: Who Benefits and Who Pays the Bills? 74
4 Energy Problems: Must Simple Things Be Made Complex? 102
5 Economics of Crime and Its Prevention: How Much Is Too Much? 132
6 Pollution Problems: Must We Foul Our Own Nests? 152
7 The Economics of Big Business: Who Does What to Whom? 176
8 Airline Regulation and Deregulation: Who Gains from Regulation? 198
9 Protectionism versus Free Trade: Can We Restrict Ourselves into Prosperity? 224
10 Health Issues: Is It Worth What It Costs? 244
Pt. 2 Distribution of Income 277
11 Poverty Problems: Is Poverty Necessary? 278
12 Discrimination: The High Cost of Prejudice 300
Pt. 3 Stabilization 319
13 Unemployment Issues: Why Do We Waste Our Labor Resources? 320
14 Inflation: How to Gain and Lose at the Same Time 346
Pt. 4 The Public Sector 375
15 Government Expenditure and Tax Issues: Who Wins and Who Loses? 376
16 The Big National Debt: Is It Bad? 404
Glossary 429
Index 443
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