The Economics of Macro Issues / Edition 5

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 69%)
Est. Return Date: 07/02/2015
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.38
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 82%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $7.38   
  • Used (13) from $7.37   


The Economics of Macro Issues is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking. The text encourages readers to apply theoretical discussions to today’s important issues and to gain a deeper understanding of current macroeconomic policy concerns.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321716798
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/24/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller received his PhD from the University of Chicago. 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 is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part One: The Miracle of Economic Growth
1. Rich Nation, Poor Nation (importance of institutions in promoting economic growth)
2. Going Underground (how the underground economy sustains prosperity)
3. Outsourcing and Economic Growth (impact of competition and voluntary exchange on wealth)
4. Poverty, Capitalism, and Growth (does a rising tide lift all boats?)
5. The Threat to Growth (why higher taxes can mean less prosperity)

Part Two: The Business Cycle, Unemployment, and Inflation
6. Is GDP What We Want? (is there a better measure than GDP?)
7. What’s in a Word? Plenty, If It’s the ‘R’ Word (how is a recession defined and why we care)
8. The Great Recession (why it happened and why it was a big deal)
9. The Case of the Disappearing Workers (misleading measures of unemployment)
10. Poverty, Wealth, and Equality (are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer?)
11. Will It Be Inflation or Deflation? (why rising prices are more likely than falling prices, and why you should care)
12. Is it Real, or is it Nominal? (why record-high prices aren’t always what they seem)

Part Three: Fiscal Policy
13. Are You Stimulated Yet? (why stimulus packages do—or don’t—work)
14. Health Care Reform (why spending more will get you less)
15. The Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Flimflam (your money at waste)
16. Big Bucks for Bailouts (if it’s “too big to fail,” it’s too big to save)
17. The Pension Crisis (the future is coming and it’s going to crush us)
18. Higher Taxes Are in Your Future (why you can expect to pay higher and higher taxes in the future)
19. The Myths of Social Security (it’s not what government says it is, nor will it ever be)

Part Four: Monetary Policy and Financial Institutions
20. The Fed and Financial Panics (why the Fed was founded, and what it learned from its failures)
21. The Fed Feeding Frenzy (why monetary policy no longer looks like it used to)
22. Deposit Insurance and Financial Markets (economic implications of subsidized deposit insurance)
23. Credit Card Crunch (how Fed rules on credit cards may keep you from getting one)

Part Five: Globalization and International Finance
24. The Opposition to Globalization (why people object to globalization)
25. The $750,000 Job (economic consequences of attempts to restrict free trade)
26. The Trade Deficit (it sounds bad and it looks ugly, but it’s not necessarily either)
27. The Value of the Dollar (why exchange rates move and what it means for America)

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)