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The Economics of Public Issues (17th Edition) (The Pearson Series in Economics) Paperback – July 16, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0138021139 ISBN-10: 0138021139 Edition: 17th

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Product Details

  • Series: The Pearson Series in Economics
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 17 edition (July 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0138021139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0138021139
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller received his PhD from the University of Chicago.  He is currently Director of the Institute for University Studies in Arlington, Texas.  Dr. Miller is a legal specialist and author of numerous books on law and the legal environment, including criminal procedure.  In addition, Dr. Miller has authored books on the war on drugs, the economics of crime and criminal behavior, and on related topics.

 

Daniel K. Benjamin - Alumni Distinguished Professor, John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marguerite Abaddonais on December 30, 2012
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I have to read this book for a class in college and I have to say, it's probably the most concise and clearly written introduction to economics and public issues I've ever encountered. Not only is it well written, it was exceedingly well edited. Nothing in this book is superfluous and everything is relevant. I would read this book even if it wasn't assigned reading. It's very even-handed, it's academic without being boring, but basically the point of the book is that there's no free lunch: Public issues are issues for a reason; there is no magical system that will result in no cost somewhere to someone, and sometimes measuring the outcomes is impossible until you've already chosen a path.

This book deals with some very serious issues in an engaging and thought provoking way, and it's a pretty easy read. You do not have to know one thing about economics to appreciate this book. I'd recommend it to anyone that's interested in politics, economics, business, or even just plain old social philosophy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GY on January 30, 2012
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This book takes you to a short, but deep conversation on how public issues in United States has become very debatable and hard to control. The chapters pertaining to mortgages meltdown, public pensions, and our favorite, Social Security, all gives us how origination came to be and how Americans demand more out of it, as if it were supposed to be used as income to live off of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lbcarter on January 15, 2014
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Short chapters, easy to understand, covers some topics of today. Used for college classes to work in the public sector.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Ferree on January 4, 2014
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The chapters are short (4-6 pages), getting straight to the point while still providing a lot of information. The subject matter is actually thought provoking and a great discussion starter. I am glad I bought this instead of renting it because it is a book I will enjoy reading beyond what was required for class.
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By Thomas Sengeh on July 13, 2014
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Excellent piece. Simple and easy to understand. Current issues are addressed and treated with utmost concern
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By Collegemutant10 on August 27, 2013
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This book has great chapters and isn't as bad many other books I needed to read for other classes! Plus, my seller got it to me fast!
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