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The economics of macro issues

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller; Daniel K Benjamin
Publisher: Boston : Pearson Addison Wesley, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in principles of economics and social issues courses. This edition offers six provocative  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Roger LeRoy.
Economics of macro issues.
Boston : Pearson Addison Wesley, ©2008
(OCoLC)621740213
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger LeRoy Miller; Daniel K Benjamin
ISBN: 9780321416599 0321416597
OCLC Number: 126231424
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Rich nation, poor nation (importance of institutions in promoting economic growth) --
2. Return of the luddites : technophobia and economic growth (negative impact of fear of technology on economic growth) --
3. The lion, the dragon, and the tigers : economic growth in Asia (causes and consequences of rapid growth in China) --
4. Immigrants and economic growth (role of immigration in economic growth) --
5. Outsourcing and economic growth (impact of competition and voluntary exchange on wealth) --
6. Poverty, capitalism, and growth (does a rising tide lift all boats?) --
7. What's in a word? : plenty, if it's the "R" word (how a recession is defined and why we care) --
8. The case of the disappearing workers (misleading measures of unemployment) --
9. The graying of the workforce (economics of the aging workforce) --
10. The problem with deflation (economic consequences of deflation) --
11. The problem with inflation (economic consequences of inflation) --
12. Measuring GDP (what GDP does and doesn't tell us about the world) --
13. The return of big government (why government spending is growing so fast) --
14. The myths of social security (it's not what the government says it is, nor will it ever be) --
15. Macro disasters (why Uncle Sam intervenes after a disaster and what happens when he does) --
16. The brain gain (why lower taxes can mean greater wealth) --
17. Tax cuts when they matter, when they don't (differing economic implications of cutting taxes in different ways) --
18. Simplifying the federal tax system (don't hold your breath) (why the tax system is complicated --
and won't ever be simplified) --
19. The future of the fed : new economy versus Inflation Targeting (has the Fed's mission changed --
and should it?) --
20. Monetary policy and interest rates (long- and short-term effects of monetary policy on interest rates) --
21. The savings glut (how sophisticated financial markets help hide America's thrifty habits) --
22. Beating the market (why you can't beat the stock market, no matter how hard you try) --
23. Don't worry, your deposits are insured (economic implications of subsidized deposit insurance) --
24. The opposition to free trade (why people object to free international trade) --
25. The $750,000 job (economic consequences of attempts to restrict free trade) --
26. The trade revolution in textiles (why the textiles industry is once again moving) --
27. The trade deficit (it sounds bad and it looks ugly, but it's not necessarily either) --
28. The dollar versus the Euro : winner take all? (how the dollar and the euro are battling to become the world's money).
Responsibility: Roger LeRoy Miller, Daniel K. Benjamin.
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