The Economics of Social Issues / Edition 13

The Economics of Social Issues / Edition 13

by Ansel M. Sharp, Register, Grimes
     
 

Accessible to any student, this undergraduate textbook analyzes the economic effects of pollution, crime, education, big business, professional sports, unemployment, and government spending. The seventeenth edition replaces the discussion of Soviet transition with China?s transition, and incorporates new developments in school vouchers, outsourcing, tax rates, and… See more details below

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Accessible to any student, this undergraduate textbook analyzes the economic effects of pollution, crime, education, big business, professional sports, unemployment, and government spending. The seventeenth edition replaces the discussion of Soviet transition with China?s transition, and incorporates new developments in school vouchers, outsourcing, tax rates, and Social Security. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780256172065
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.76(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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