The economic news of the last several years has been remarkable--from the collapse of the "New Economy" and the bursting of the housing bubble, to the buildup of a war economy.
The eleventh edition of Current Economic Issues is an invaluable tool for understanding the real world economics behind the headlines. Its 49 articles offer progressive perspectives on major economic news stories, separating the facts from both abstract textbook theory and rose-colored media reports.
The book starts by assessing current macroeconomic conditions in the United States. It then discusses the increasingly harsh conditions facing organized labor in the age of Wal-Mart. Three chapters scrutinize the impact of the Bush Administration's fiscal policies, the impact of tax cuts, the disappearing safety net, and proposals to privatize Social Security and Medicare. Final chapters take a hard look at the global spread of neoliberalism, and the economics of the "War on Terror," offshoring, trade deficits, AIDS, and global warming, and also discuss underreported efforts to advance economic alternatives.
A great resource to keep your intro courses fresh, topical, engaging, and accessible, or for anyone looking for a progressive voice to help them make sense of the latest economic news.
The sharply written, well-researched articles are drawn from the pages of Dollars & Sense, the bimonthly magazine of popular economics. Dollars & Sense also publishes Real World Macro, Real World Micro, Real World Globalization, The Wealth Inequality Reader, Introduction to Political Economy, Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination, The Environment in Crisis, Grassroots Journalism, Striking a Balance:Work, Family, Life, and Real World Banking.