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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rod Hill; Tony Myatt
|Description:||ix, 305 p. : ill.|
|Contents:||Introduction - Our Goals, Audience, and Principal Themes 1. What is economics? Where you start influences where you go 2. Introducing economic models 3. How markets work (in an imaginary world) 4. People as consumers 5. The firm 6. Market Structure and Efficiency - or why perfect competition isn't so perfect after all. Addendum - What about the efficiency of asset markets? 7. Externalities and the ubiquity of market failure 8. The marginal productivity theory of income distribution - or you're worth what you can get 9. Government, taxation, and the (re)distribution of income: is a just society just too expensive? 10. Trade and globalization without the rose-tinted glasses Conclusion Postscript - A Case Study on the Global Financial Meltdown|
|Responsibility:||Rod Hill and Tony Myatt.|
'What humankind needs second most (first is a cure for global warming), is a means of defusing the lethal ideological superstitions implanted in the educated masses by Samuelson/Mankiw type economics