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The economics of public issues

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller; Daniel K Benjamin; Douglass C North
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2012.
Series: Pearson series in economics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 17th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger LeRoy Miller; Daniel K Benjamin; Douglass C North
ISBN: 9780138021139 0138021139 9780132827683 0132827689
OCLC Number: 709666718
Description: xvi, 238 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The foundations of economic analysis --
1. Death by bureaucrat --
2. The economics of oil spills : why they happen and who should pay --
3. Supersize it : the economics of obesity --
4. Flying the friendly skies? : how safe is commercial air travel and how safe should it be? --
pt. II. Supply and demand --
6. Sex, booze, and drugs : consequences of prohibiting voluntary exchange --
7. Kidneys for sale : does a market for human organs make sense? --
8. Are we running out of water? : on a planet that's two-thirds water, how can we be running out of the stuff? --
9. The (dis)incentives of higher taxes : there is no "free lunch" --
10. Bankrupt landlords, from sea to shining sea : when governments lower rents, tenants can suffer --
pt. III. Labor markets --
11. (Why) are women paid less? : ...while men are working less? --
12. The effects of the minimum wage : how a "living wage" can ruin the lives of minority youngsters) --
13. Immigration, superstars, and poverty --
14. The underground world : how informal labor markets are raising wealth around the globe --
pt. IV. Market structures --
15. Patent trolls and seed monopolies --
16. Contracts, combinations, and conspiracies : why the NCAA and OPEC have more in common --
17. Coffee, tea, or tuition-free? : who wins and who loses from price discrimination? --
18. Keeping the competition out --
pt. V. Political economy --
19. Health care reform --
20. The pension crisis --
21. Mortgage meltdown : subprime mortgage mess --
22. Raising less corn and more hell --
23. The graying of America --
pt. VI. Property rights and the environment --
24. Save that species --
25. Greenhouse economics : the economics of global climate change --
26. Ethanol madness : environmental policy gone bad --
27. The trashman cometh : the costs and benefits of recycling --
pt. VII. Globalization and economic prosperity 28. Globalization and the wealth of America --
29. The $750,000 steelworker : the economic consequences of restricting international trade --
30. The lion, the dragon, and the future : do China, India, and other modernizing nations spell the demise of America?.
Series Title: Pearson series in economics.
Responsibility: Roger LeRoy Miller, Daniel K. Benjamin, Douglass C. North.

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