CURRENT ECONOMIC ISSUES
by A. V. Sloan, Stanford MBA
Analyze all sides by asking:
"What's in it for them?"
This book is part a series for high school economics and social studies courses. Other books are "The Invisible Hand" (free markets) and "Fostering Prosperity" (government's role).
01 (page #).. TABLE OF CONTENTS:
02 Chapter 1 ANALYZING A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE
04 Chapter 2 DRUGS: Lessons from the Prohibition era
06 Chapter 3 CRIME: Reducing its frequency and cost
09 Chapter 4 WELFARE: Helping those in greatest need
12 Chapter 5 HEALTH CARE: Controlling increasing costs
16 Chapter 6 ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Discouraging It
18 Chapter 7 EDUCATION: Getting the most for the dollar
20 Chapter 8 LEGAL SYSTEM: Reducing the costs of suits
22 Chapter 9 SPORTS TEAMS: Should taxes support them?
24 Chapter 10 INHERITANCE TAXES: How high should they be?
What's the best way to solve problems like drugs, crime, or health care costs? Rather than argue for specific solutions, this book presents an economics based method for analyzing such issues. Readers are encouraged to look at major issues in a rational way and to develop their own point of view on the best solution.
The start of Chapter I:
Politicians are always arguing. "Taxes should be reduced!" "No, lowering taxes would mean cuts in vital government services!" Which side is right? How can we analyze a controversial issue? A good starting point is to listen carefully to the messages each side is sending.
For a full chapter, click to readChapter II on analyzing the issue of Illegal Drugs.
See author's correspondencewith The Federal Reserve on other Current Issues
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