Summary: Purpose: To provide students with a readable, interesting, and purposeful introduction to economics. Thirty-nine chapters, each structured into easily managed sections, develop and expand students' awareness of the economic bases of their lives as present and future consumers, workers, producers, and taxpayers; of the United States as part of the global economy; and of the issues and problems facing Americans today.
Seven units cover:
- basic economic principles: scarcity and opportunity cost; economic systems; supply and demand; inflation
- consumer economics: advertising; budgeting; saving; credit; insurance; smart shopping; consumer protection
- labor: planning a career; getting a job; wages; unions
- business: sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations; stocks and bonds; mass production; mergers; government regulation
- government: taxes; budgets; business cycles; economic goals; monetary and fiscal policies
- global economy: international trade; economies of developed and of developing countries
- issues and problems: economic growtn and the environment; farming; cities; poverty and unemployment.
Other aspects of the text include:
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- introductions to units and chapters that provide interesting and motivating leadins to the text
- special text features that deepen students' understanding of economic principles, activities, and issues
- photographs, tables, graphs, and cartoons that illustrate the concepts and situations discussed in the text
- end-of-chapter exercises
- index, glossary, bibliography
- Softbound, 629 pages
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Year Published: 2003