Field Guide to the U.S. Economy (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - 516 pages
Extensively revised and expanded with the most up-to-the-minute data, this new edition of the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy brings key economic issues to life, reflecting the collective wit and wisdom of the many progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics. User-friendly and accessible, the book covers a wide range of subjects, including workers, women, people of color, government spending, welfare, education, health, the environment, macroeconomics, and the global economy, as well as brand-new material on the war in Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security, the prison-industrial complex, foreign aid, the environment, and pharmaceutical companies. This new edition includes cartoons on every page, along with a glossary and analytical tool kit to help readers along the way.
 

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Contents

Owners
1
vi
12
The Price of Dollar Controlling Corporate Multinational Goliaths
27
Owner Activism
33
Premium
51
Contingent Who Belongs to Unions
71
Women Still Earn Less than
81
The Care Penalty
87
Cupboards
206
Who Graduates from College?
214
Poor
228
Greater
232
7
238
7
244
Gifts of Jobs and the Toxic Environmental Environmental UpperClass Benefit EPA Environmental When a Tree
267
8
271

People of Color
110
Unemployment by The Education More Menial Wage
122
Wage
130
The Color of Doing Children
136
CHAPTER
146
Back in the
161
Corporate Tax Loopholes
171
Who Votes
177
Welfare
183
Poor Schools for Poor The Price of College
196
Welfare Farewell
198
8
282
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8
294
8
301
CHAPTER
312
9
325
The Global
343
Tripped
365
Foreign Direct Investment
371
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NANCY FOLBRE is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. BARBARA BERGMANN is Professor of Economics at the American University, Washington, D.C. and the author of The Economic Emergence of Women. BINA AGARWAL is Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Institute of Agricultural Economics at Delhi University and is currently a Fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe/Harvard University and the author of several books, including Mechanization in Indian Agriculture. MARIA FLORO is Assistant Professor of Economics at the American University in Washington, D.C.

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