Table of contents:
Ch 1: Economic Growth: An Introduction to Scarcity and Choice
Ch 2: An Introduction to Economic Systems and the Workings of the Price System
Ch 3: Competitive Markets and Government Policy: Agriculture
Ch 4: Efficiency in Resource Allocation: How Much Do We Have? How Much Do We Want?
Ch 5: Market Power: Does It Help or Hurt the Economy?
Ch 6: Air Pollution: Balancing Benefits and Costs
Ch 7: Health Care: How Much? For Whom?
Ch 8: Crime and Drugs: A Modern Dilemma
Ch 9: College Education: Is It Worth the Cost?
Ch 10: Educational Reform: The Role of Incentives and Choice
Ch 11: Poverty: Old and New Approaches to a Persistent Problem
Ch 12: Tracking and Explaining the Macroeconomy
Ch 13: Unemployment: The Legacy of Recession, Technological Change, and Free Choice
Ch 14: Inflation: A Monetary Phenomenon
Ch 15: Sustained Budget Deficits: Is This Any Way to Run a Government?
Ch 16: Social Security: Leading Issues and Approaches to Reform
Ch 17: International Trade: Beneficial, but Controversial
Ch 18: Financing Trade and the Trade Deficit