Economics for the Rest of Us Debunking the Science That Makes Life Dismal

ISBN-10: 1595586415
ISBN-13: 9781595586414
Edition: 2011
Authors: Moshe Adler
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528

John Dower is Professor Emeritus of history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His interests lie in modern Japanese history and U.S.-Japan relations. He is the author of several books includingWar Without MercyandEmbracing Defeat,which was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History, and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Prize. He lives in Boston.

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Introduction
Economic Efficiency and the Role of Government
Income Equality: The Earliest Standard of Efficiency
Equality Does Not Matter: Pareto Efficiency and the Free Market
The Pareto Efficiency Cops
Why Redistributing Goods May Be Pareto Efficient After All
A Brief History of the Federal Income Tax
It Is Not Pareto Efficient: The Rich Pay Too Much Taxes (Or, Laffer's Napkin)
Private Goods
Government-Supplied Goods
Theories of Wages
The Classical Theory of Wages
The Neo-classical Theory of Wages: John Bates Clark
The Evidence
The Minimum Wage
Theories of Wages and the Great Depression
�Sticky Wages�
�Efficiency Wages� or: Why Unemployment Is the Fault of Shirking by Workers
Executive Compensation
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes

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