Sex, Drugs and Economics: An Unconventional Introduction to Economics / Edition 1

Sex, Drugs and Economics: An Unconventional Introduction to Economics / Edition 1

by Diane Coyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587991470

ISBN-13: 9781587991479

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

A refreshing look at economics with topics ranging from sex, drugs, arms and music to energy, movies and farming, the Internet and Aids, Diane Coyle plunges herself and the reader into some of the world's most contentious political and social issues. Diane Coyle shows how economic principles apply to headline issues in an entertaining, humane and highly intelligent

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A refreshing look at economics with topics ranging from sex, drugs, arms and music to energy, movies and farming, the Internet and Aids, Diane Coyle plunges herself and the reader into some of the world's most contentious political and social issues. Diane Coyle shows how economic principles apply to headline issues in an entertaining, humane and highly intelligent way. Harvard-educated Coyle is an economist and award-winning writer specializing in business, technology and global economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587991479
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction:Why Economics Trumps common Sense I.Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Economics Really does apply to Everything 1.Sex: Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing? 2.Illegal Drugs: It's the Economy 3.Risky Business: Why Most teenagers Don't 4.Sports: Better Than Sex 5.Music: The New Economy's Robber Barons 6.Food Fights: Helping Lame Ducks Waddle II.What Governments Are Good For: Public Good, Externalities, and Taxes 7.Infrastructure: But I never Travel by Train 8.Scoreboard for Energy Taxes: Industry 5, Environment 1 9.Auctions: Call My Bluff 10.Tax Incidence: Only People Pay Tax 11. War Games: A Government's Gotta do What a Government's Gotta Do III.New Technology: How Business is Coping with Change 12.Movies: Why Subtitles Need Subsidies 13.Networks: The Program has Unexepectedly Quit" 14.The Internet: The Economics of Dot-Bombs 15.Industrial Change: Creative Destruction IV.There's a World Out There: Globalization isn't all Globaloney 16.Disease: No Man is an Island 17.Multinationals: Sweatshop Earth? 18.Immigration: the Missing Link 19.Demography: The South has the Last Laugh 20.Development: The Triumph of Fashion V.Life, the Universe & Everything: Macreconomics 21.Japan: Kogaru versus One-kei, or Why Tokyo's Teenage Fashions Matter 22.Inflation: Targeting the Sleeping Beast 23.Defense spending: Farewell to the Peach Dividend 24.Weather: Why Economists Care About the Sex Life of Pigs 25.Work: Why Do It? Epilogue: In Praise of Economics Ten Rules of Economic Thinking Glossary Selected Bibliography Index

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