Economics of Public Issues

Economics of Public Issues, 20th edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller, 
  • Daniel K. Benjamin, 
  • Douglass C. North

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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

Table of contents

I: 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

II: 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

III: 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

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

V: 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

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

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

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