9780321416100

The Economics of Public Issues

  • ISBN 13:

    9780321416100

  • ISBN 10:

    0321416104

  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/10/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

The Economics of Public Issuesis a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in principles of economics, public policy, and social issues courses.The Foundations of Economic Analysis:Death by Bureaucrat; Ethanol Madness; Flying the Friendly Skies?; The Mystery of Wealth.Supply and Demand:Sex, Booze, and Drugs; Expanding Waistlines; Is Water Different?; Slave Redemption in Sudan; Smoking and Smuggling; Bankrupt Landlords, from Sea to Shining Sea.Labor Markets:(Why) Are Women Paid Less?; The Effects of the Minimum Wage; Immigration, Superstars, and Poverty; A Farewell to Jobs.Market Structures:Monopsony and Competition in Health Care; Big Oil, Big Oil Prices?; Contracts, Combinations, and Conspiracies; Coffee, Tea, or Tuition-Free?; College Costs (hellip;and Costs and Costs); Keeping the Competition Out;Political Economy:Raising Less Corn and More Hell; Killer Cars and the Rise of the SUV; Crime and Punishment; The Graying of America; Heavenly Highway.Property Rights and the Environment:The Trashman Cometh; Bye-Bye, Bison; Smog Merchants; Greenhouse Economics.International Trade and Economic Prosperity:Free Trade, Less Trade, or No Trade?; The $750,000 Steelworker; The Lion, the Dragon, and the Future.For all readers interested in principles of economics, public policy, and social issues..

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