For principles of economics, public policy, and social issues courses. Brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions. The Economics of Public Issues 16e is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in Principles of Economics and Social Issues courses. This text encourages students to apply theoretical discussions to today’s important issues and to gain a deeper understanding of current economic policy concerns. The sixteenth edition offers provocative new topics, updates to ongoing macroeconomic policy debates, and new discussion questions. A flexible format and built-in correlation guide make this text easy to integrate into a course without adding to the professor’s preparation time.
- Part One: The Foundations of Economic Analysis
1. Death by Bureaucrat
2. Ethanol Madness
3. Flying the Friendly Skies?
4. The Mystery of Wealth
- Part Two: Supply and Demand
5. Sex, Booze, and Drugs
6. Kidneys for Sale
7. When High Prices Are Low Prices
8. Are We Running Out of Water?
9. The (Dis)incentives of High Taxes
10. Bankrupt Landlords, from Sea to Shining Sea
- Part Three: Labor Markets
11. (Why) Are Women Paid Less?
12. The Effects of the Minimum Wage
13. Immigration, Superstars, and Poverty
14. A Farewell to Jobs
- Part Four: Market Structures
15. Big Oil, Big Oil Prices?
16. Contracts, Combinations, and Conspiracies
17. Coffee, Tea, or Tuition-Free?
18. College Costs (...and Costs and Costs)
19. Keeping the Competition Out
- Part Five: Political Economy.
20. Mortgage Meltdown
21. The Political Economy of Collapsing Bridges
22. Is Your Bank Manager Headed to Vegas with Your Money?
23. Raising Less Corn and More Hell
24. Crime and Punishment
25. The Graying of America
- Part Six: Property Rights and the Environment
26. The Trashman Cometh
27. Bye Bye Bison
28. Smog Merchants
29. Greenhouse Economics
- Part Seven: Globalization and Economic Prosperity
30. Globalization and the Wealth of America
31. The $750,000 Steelworker
32. The Lion, the Dragon, and the Future