Economic Issues Today: Alternative Approaches
M.E. Sharpe Inc.
By Robert B. Carson '56
April 1, 2002
The latest edition of a textbook that has been adopted by more than 500 colleges and universities since its initial publication in 1977. An introduction to economics by way of a unique approach, it presents 14 economic issues, along with analyses and proposed solutions from various ideological perspectives. The primary author of the book, updated in this edition to reflect current economic issues and data, is a professor emeritus at the State University of New York College in Oneonta.
From www.barnesandnoble.com: The new edition of a textbook for undergraduates introducing conservative, liberal, and radical analyses of broad American economic issues, both macroeconomic and microeconomic. Fourteen chapters separately examine agricultural competition, consumer welfare, environmental protection, deregulation, income distribution, taxation, economic instability, budget balancing, unemployment, inflation, international economics, and market versus regulatory controls. Each chapter presents solutions based on conservative free market capitalism, liberal regulated capitalism, and radical rejection of production-for-profit capitalism. Also published as two paperback volumes: and . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)