Economics and Contemporary Issues (with Economic Applications and InfoTrac 2-Semester Printed Access Card) 9th Edition

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1. Economic Growth: An Introduction to Scarcity and Choice. 2. An Introduction to Economic Systems and the Workings of the Price System. 3. Competitive Markets and Government Policy: Agriculture. 4. Efficiency in Resource Allocation: How Much Do We Have? How Much Do We Want? 5. Market Power: Does It Help or Hurt the Economy? 6. Air Pollution: Balancing Benefits and Costs. 7. Health Care: How Much? For Whom? 8. Crime and Drugs: A Modern Dilemma. 9. College Education: Is It Worth the Cost? 10. Educational Reform: The Role of Incentives and Choice. 11. Poverty: New Approaches to an Old Problem. 12. Tracking and Explaining the Macroeconomy. 13. Unemployment: The Legacy of Recession, Technological Change, and Free Choice. 14. Inflation: A Monetary Phenomenon. 15. Sustained Budget Deficits: Is This Any Way to Run a Government? 16. Social Security: Leading Issues and Approaches to Reform. 17. International Trade: Beneficial, but Controversial. 18. Financing Trade and the Trade Deficit. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Bill McLean has taught a variety of economics courses during the past 13 years. His experience includes instructing both at the college and high school levels where he has taught Advanced Placement (AP) Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics as well as Money and Banking. He is a reader for the National AP Economics Exam. His primary research covers economic education and economic teaching pedagogies. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Columbus State University and M.B.A from Florida Institute of Technology. He also holds a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Economics at Oklahoma State University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: South-Western College/West; 9 edition (July 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111823391
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111823399
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christie Jones on June 24, 2013
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This book was an excellent resource and it filled the general economics class that I took this summer. Highly recommend!
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This book is a good read and deals with contemporary issues well; however this edition is fraught with typos and errors. Two in particular regarding the GDP deflator on page 264-265 and the quantity theory of money formula on page 319 are particularly glaring and egregious. I normally don't write reviews of books, let alone bad reviews; however, if my professors expect me to submit error free work, my expectation is that the text should be error free. I understand that we are all human, but these errors are so glaring I find it reprehensible that an editor didn't catch them. Moreover I find it unconscionable that anyone could sell a book for $210 that has this many errors in it.
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Some chapters seem that they may flow better flowing a different chapter than in the way it's placed out now.
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By Jim Finn on May 10, 2015
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Reads good and relates to past and current examples which helps clarify
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