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Economics An Introduction to Tradional and Progressive Views

ISBN-10: 0765616688
ISBN-13: 9780765616685
Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $96.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Economics of History and History of Economics
The Long Road to Capitalism
Prehistoric Communal Institutions in the Middle East
Communal Equality to Slavery in the Middle East
Slavery to Feudalism in Europe
Feudalism and Paternalism in England
Feudalism to Capitalism in England
Mercantilism in England
Pre-Capitalism to Industrial Capitalism in the United States, 1776-1865
Slavery in the United States
Capitalism, Its Defenders, and Its Critics
Classical Liberalism: Defense of Industrial Capitalism
Socialist Protest Against Industrial Capitalism
Marx: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism
Rise of Corporate Capitalism in the United States, 1865-1900
Socialist Critique of Corporate Capitalism, 1865-1900
Neoclassical Economics: Defense of Corporate Capitalism
The New Paternalism and the New Deal
Veblen: Critique of Corporate Capitalism
War and the Great Depression in the United States, 1900-1940
Growth of Socialism, 1900-1940
Keynes and the Great Depression
The United States and Global Capitalism, 1940-2006
How War Has Changed
Socialist Critique of Global Capitalism
Microeconomics: Prices, Profits, and Poverty
Introduction
Robinson Crusoe: Two Perspectives on Microeconomics
Elements of Progressive Microeconomics
The Two Americas: Inequality, Class, and Conflict
Inequality, Exploitation, and Economic Institutions
Prices, Profits, and Exploitation
Rejection of Labor Theory and Consideration of Alternative Theories
Market Power and Global Corporations
Applications of Progressive Microeconomics
Economics of Racial and Gender Discrimination
Environmental Devastation
Government and Inequality
Appendix: A Case Study
Economic Democracy
Elements of Neoclassical Economics
Scarcity and Choice: Neoclassical View
More on the Production Possibility Curve
Simple Analytics of Supply and Demand
Equilibrium
Elasticity
Consumption Theory: Demand
Utility Maximization Demand Curve
Production Theory: Supply
The Relationship between Total, Average, and Marginal Product
Costs of Production
Cost Diagrams
Work and Wages: Neoclassical View of Income Distribution
Profit Maximization and the Input Decision
The Markets for Capital and Land
Neoclassical Approach to Market Structure and Market Failure
Prices and Profits in Pure Competition
Clarifying the Meaning of Costs
Monopoly Power, Prices, and Profits
Modification of Monopoly Analysis
Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Price Determination in an Oligopoly
Market Failures: Public Goods, Market Power, and Externalities
Further Aspects of Neoclassical Theories of Market Failure
Macroeconomics: Growth and Instability
Aggregate Supply and Demand
History of Business Cycles and Human Misery
National Income Accounting: How to Map the Circulation of Money and Goods
Detailed, Systematic Institutional Income Accounts
Net Economic Welfare
Money and Profit: Say's Law and Institutionalist Criticism
Neoclassical View of Aggregate Supply and Demand
Blaming the Victim
Keynesian View of Aggregate Supply and Demand
Understanding Instability
How to Measure Instability
Consumer Spending and Labor Income
Investment Spending and Profit
The Stock Market and Investment
The Multiplier
Calculations and Limits of the Accelerator
Business Cycles and Unemployment
Under-Consumptionism: A Demand-Side View
Supply-Side Problems: High Wages, Interest, and Raw Material
Growth
Population and Growth
Government Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policies of Presidents Clinton and Bush
Fiscal Policy in Wars
Government Spending and Taxes
Money and Monetary Policy
Money, Banking, and Credit
How Banks Multiply Money
Inflation
Market Power and Administered Prices
Wage and Price Controls
Monetary Policy
Furious Debates on Montary Policy
International and Global Policy
Exports and Imports
International Trade, Investment, and Finance: How Instability Spreads Around the World
Debate on Globalization
Debate on Free Trade
Conservative Defense of Comparative Advantage
Criticisms of Comparative Advantage
Development
Effects of Militarism on U.S. Development

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