Economics of Public Issues, The, 20th edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller

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Overview

Economics of Public Issues is your source to gain a deeper understanding of current microeconomic policy concerns. The text offers a collection of brief and inspiring readings that will help you make relevant connections and lead theoretical discussions about today's important issues.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137525331

Subject: Economics

Category: Principles of Economics

Table of contents

Brief 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

  1. Sex, Booze, and Drugs
  2. The Economics of Obesity
  3. Kidneys for Sale
  4. Are We Running Out of Water?
  5. Bankrupt Landlords, from Sea to Shining Sea

PART THREE: LABOR MARKETS

  1. Das Kapital in the Twenty-First Century
  2. (Why) Are Women Paid Less?
  3. The Effects of the Minimum Wage
  4. The (Dis)incentives of Higher Taxes

PART FOUR: MARKET STRUCTURES

  1. The Platform Economy
  2. Contracts, Combinations, and Conspiracies
  3. Coffee, Tea, or Tuition-Free?
  4. Keeping the Competition Out

PART FIVE: POLITICAL ECONOMY

  1. Health Insurance for All . . . Or Maybe Not
  2. The Deception of Green Energy
  3. The Fight over Genetically Modified Foods
  4. Student Loans
  5. The Graying of America
  6. For Whom the Roads Are Tolled

PART SIX: PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  1. What to Do About the Climate?
  2. Save That Species
  3. Ethanol Madness
  4. The Death of Recycling

PART SEVEN: GLOBALIZATION AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

  1. The Economics of the Big Mac
  2. Globalization and the Wealth of America
  3. The $750,000 Steelworker

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