Issues in Economics Today
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- Includes 8 theory chapters introducing the core topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics, and a selection of 40 short issues chapters, from which instructors can pick and choose - allowing maximum flexibility. 

- Issues can be organized along themes such as social policy, health and education policy, election year issues, and business issues, or combined with outside content.

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Chapter 1: Economics: The Study of Opportunity Cost

Chapter 2: Supply and Demand

Chapter 3: The Concept of Elasticity and Consumer and Producer Surplus

Chapter 4: Firm Production, Cost, and Revenue

Chapter 5: Perfect Competition, Monopoly, and Economic versus Normal Profit

Chapter 6: Every Macroeconomic Word You Ever Heard: Gross Domestic Product, Inflation, Unemployment, Recession, Depression

Chapter 7: Interest Rates and Present Value

Chapter 8: Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Chapter 9: Fiscal Policy

Chapter 10: Monetary Policy

Chapter 11: Federal Spending

Chapter 12: Federal Deficits, Surpluses, and the National Debt

Chapter 13: The Housing Bubble

Chapter 14: The Recession of 2007-2009: Causes and Policy Responses

Chapter 15: Is Economic Stagnation the New Normal?

Chapter 16: Is the (Fiscal) Sky Falling: An Examination of Unfunded Social Security, Medicare, and State and Local Pension Liabilities

Chapter 17: International Trade: Does it Jeopardize American Jobs?

Chapter 18: International Finance and Exchange Rates

Chapter 19: The European Debt Crisis

Chapter 20: Economic Growth and Development

Chapter 21: NAFTA, GATT, WTO: Are Trade Agreements Good for Us?

Chapter 22: The Line Between Legal and Illegal Goods

Chapter 23: Natural Resources, The Environment, and Climate Change

Chapter 24: Health Care

Chapter 25: Government-Provided Health Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and the Child Health Insurance Program

Chapter 26: The Economics of Prescription Drugs

Chapter 27: So You Want to Be a Lawyer: Economics and the Law

Chapter 28: The Economics of Crime

Chapter 29: Antitrust

Chapter 30: The Economics of Race and Discrimination

Chapter 31: Income and Wealth Inequality

Chapter 32: Farm Policy

Chapter 33: Minimum Wage

Chapter 34: Ticket Brokers and Ticket Scalping

Chapter 35: Rent Control

Chapter 36: Economics of K-12 Education

Chapter 37: Economics of College and University Education

Chapter 38: Poverty and Welfare

Chapter 39: Head Start

Chapter 40: Social Security

Chapter 41: Personal Income Taxes

Chapter 42: Energy Prices

Chapter 43: If We Build It, Will They Come? And Other Sports Questions

Chapter 44: The Stock Market Crashes

Chapter 45: Unions

Chapter 46: Walmart: Always Low Prices (and Low Wages) - Always

Chapter 47: The Economic Impact of Casino Gambling

Chapter 48: The Economics of Terrorism