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  • Published: New York : Basic Books, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Description: 627 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780465002603
  • 0465002609


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Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy

by Sowell, Thomas, 1930-

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Call number: 330 So

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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What is economics? -- pt. I. Prices and markets. The role of prices ; Price controls ; An overview --pt. II. Industry and commerce. The rise and fall of businesses ; The role of profits--and losses ; Big business and government ; An overview -- pt. III. Work and pay. Productivity and pay ; Controlled labor markets ; An overview -- pt. IV. Time and risk. Investment and speculation ; Risks and insurance ; An overview -- pt. V. The national economy. National output ; Money and the banking system ; Government functions; Government finance; An overview -- pt. VI. The international economy. International trade ; International transfers of wealth ; An overview-- pt. VII. Special economic issues. Myths about markets; "Non-economic" values ; Parting thoughts.

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