Economic Issues and Policy

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Cengage Learning, Jun 12, 2007 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
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This book provides students with a grasp of basic economic tools through the analysis of important economic issues and their related policy perspectives. Economic theory is presented in a simple, market-oriented framework at a level of technicality that is deliberately appropriate for a basic first course in economics directed at non-majors. Complex topics more appropriate for a Principles of Economics course are left out or contained in appendices. In analyzing economic situations and the implications of policies, liberal and conservative viewpoints are effectively balanced -- the careful presentation of conservative and liberal viewpoints is one of the unique characteristics of this book.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Crime and Drugs
27
The Environment
53
Education
83
Discrimination
111
US Poverty
131
World Poverty
161
Housing
183
Agriculture
271
International Trade
297
Unemployment and Inflation
323
Government Macroeconomic Policy
349
Taxes Borrowing and the National Debt
377
Globally Free Markets for the TwentyFirst Century?
405
You and the World Around You
425
Glossary
428

Health Care
207
Social Security
227
Market Power
245

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Jacqueline Murray Brux received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1983 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A respected economic professional, Dr. Brux's area of expertise is the economic development of developing countries. Her research encompasses the area of economic development, with special focus on women in development and the effects of structural reforms. Dr. Brux's international experiences include work and research in the countries of Burkina Faso and Ghana in West Africa; Mexico, Chile, and Cuba in Latin America; Russia; and Vietnam.

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