Economics of Public Issues eBook (20e) : 9780134532035

Economics of Public Issues eBook (20e)

 
Edition
 
20
ISBN
 
9780134532035
ISBN 10
 
0134532031
Published
 
04/10/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Title type
eBook
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About the book

For principles of economics, public policy, and social issues courses.

Brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions

The Economics of Public Issues is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussion in principles of economics and social issues. The 20th Edition encourages students to apply theoretical discussions to today’s important issues to gain a deeper understanding of current microeconomic policy concerns.

Table of contents
PART ONE: THE FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
1. Death by Bureaucrat
2. Innovation
3. Flying the Friendly Skies?
4. The Mystery of Wealth
5. The Economics of Exclusion

PART TWO: SUPPLY AND DEMAND
6. Sex, Booze, and Drugs
7. The Economics of Obesity
8. Kidneys for Sale
9. Are We Running Out of Water?
10. Bankrupt Landlords, from Sea to Shining Sea

PART THREE: LABOR MARKETS
11. Das Kapital in the Twenty-First Century
12. (Why) Are Women Paid Less?
13. The Effects of the Minimum Wage
14. The (Dis)incentives of Higher Taxes

PART FOUR: MARKET STRUCTURES
15. The Platform Economy
16. Contracts, Combinations, and Conspiracies
17. Coffee, Tea, or Tuition-Free?
18. Keeping the Competition Out

PART FIVE: POLITICAL ECONOMY
19. Health Insurance for All . . . Or Maybe Not
20. The Deception of Green Energy
21. The Fight over Genetically Modified Foods
22. Student Loans
23. The Graying of America
24. For Whom the Roads Are Tolled

PART SIX: PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
25. What to Do About the Climate?
26. Save That Species
27. Ethanol Madness
28. The Death of Recycling

PART SEVEN: GLOBALIZATION AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
29. The Economics of the Big Mac
30. Globalization and the Wealth of America
31. The $750,000 Steelworker

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