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Economic Issues Today: Alternative Approaches: Alternative Approaches
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ISBN: 9780765615015 | 0765615010
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Table of Contents
Figures and Tables
Part I. Introduction
Alternative Economic Philosophies: A Survey of Conservative, Liberal, and Radical Critiques
Part II. Problems in the Marketplace
Issue 1 Responding to Market Outcomes: Competition or Protection for American Agriculture?
Issue 2 Consumer Welfare: Is It Necessary to Protect the Consumer?
Issue 3 Dealing with Externalities: How Can We Save the Environment?
Issue 4 Imperfect Competition: Is Big Business a Threat or a Boon?
Issue 5 Economic Regulation. Which Path: Deregulation or Reregulation?
Issue 6 Income Distribution: Does America Have an Income Inequality Problem?
Issue 7 Financing Government: What Is a Fair System of Taxation?
Part III. Problems of Aggregate Economic Policy
Issue 8 Macroeconomic Instability: Are We Depression-Proof?
Issue 9 Economic Growth and Stability: Can We Maintain High and Steady Rates of Economic Growth?
Issue 10 Balancing the Federal Budget: Should We Be Worried About the Rising Federal Deficit?
Issue 11 Unemployment: Is Joblessness an Overrated Problem?
Issue 12 Inflation: Can Price Pressures Be Kept Under Control?
Issue 13 The New Population Problem: Can We Save Our Social Security System?
Issue 14 International Economics: Where Does America Fit into the New World Order?
Part IV. Conclusion
Reprise. The Market Versus Planning and Controls: Which Strategy Works Better?
Final Thoughts and Suggested Readings
About the Authors
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