Table of contents:
Chapter 1 Alleviating Human Misery: The Role of Economic Reasoning
Chapter 2 Economic Systems, Resource Allocation, and Social Well-Being: Lessons from China’s Transition
Chapter 3 Government Control of Prices in Mixed Systems: Who Are the Winners and Losers?
Chapter 4 Pollution Problems: Must We Foul Our Own Nests?
Chapter 5 Economics of Crime and Its Prevention: How Much Is Too Much?
Chapter 6 The Economics of Education: Crisis and Reform
Chapter 7 Poverty and Discrimination: Why Are So Many Still So Poor?
Chapter 8 The Economics of Monopoly Power: Can Markets Be Controlled?
Chapter 9 The Economics of Professional Sports: What Is the Real Score?
Chapter 10 Competition in the Global Marketplace: Should We Protect Ourselves From International Trade?
Chapter 11 Economic Growth: Why Is the Economic Road So Bumpy?
Chapter 12 Money, Banking, and the Financial System: Old Problems with New Twists
Chapter 13 Unemployment and Inflation: Can We Find a Balance?
Chapter 14 Government Spending, Taxation, and the National Debt: Who Wins and Who Loses?
Chapter 15 Social Security and Medicare: How Secure Is Our Safety Net for the Elderly?