Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Economic Issues

ISBN-10: 0073527343

ISBN-13: 9780073527345

Edition: 15th 2012

Authors: Frank Bonello, Isobel Lobo

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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.
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List price: $57.33
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface
Correlation Guide
Introduction
Microeconomic Issues
Are Profits the Only Business of Business?
Yes: "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits," The New York Times Magazine (September 13, 1970)
No: "Morality in the Marketplace: Reflections on the Friedman Doctrine," in Milton Snoeyenbos, Robert Almeder, and James Humber, eds., Business Ethics, rev. ed. (Prometheus Press, 1998)
Should the Compensation of Executives Be Subject to Government Regulation?
Yes: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services" (January 22, 2010)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services" (June 11, 2009)
Has the Supreme Court Made It Possible for Corporations to Buy Elections?
Yes: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration" (February 3, 2010)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration" (February 3, 2009)
Should the United States Stop All New Offshore Drilling for Oil?
Yes: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources" (May 27, 2010)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources" (May 27, 2010)
Are Health Savings Accounts Working Effectively?
Yes: American Benefits Council, from "Statement Before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Ways and Means" (May 14, 2008)
No: "Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Ways and Means" (May 14, 2008)
Should NBC and Comcast Be Allowed to Merge?
Yes: "Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights" (February 4, 2010)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights" (February 4, 2010)
Macroeconomic Issues
Is Obamacare a Disaster for the Economy?
Yes: "Top 10 Disasters of Obamacare," Heritage Foundation WebMemo #2848 (March 30, 2010)
No: "Will Health Care Reform Hurt the Economy and Increase Unemployment?" Timely Analysis of Immediate Health Policy Issues (August 2010)
Will Health Reform's Pilot Programs Lead to the Control of Health Care Costs?
Yes: "The Health-Care Bill Has No Master Plan for Curbing Costs. Is That a Bad Thing?" The New Yorker (December 14, 2009)
No: "Would Reform Bills Control Costs? A Response to Atul Gawande," Health Affairs Blog at http:// healthaffairs.org/blog (December 22, 2009)
Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Create Jobs?
Yes: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee" (July 14, 2010)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee" (July 14, 2010)
Do American Consumers Need a Financial Protection Agency?
Yes: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services" (September 30, 2009)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services" (September 30, 2009)
Should Minimum Wage and Living Wage Laws Be Eliminated?
Yes: "Mythology of the Minimum Wage," Ludwig von Mises Institute, http://www.mises.org/story/2130 (May 3, 2006)
No: "Measuring the Full Impact of Minimum and Living Wage Laws," Dollars & Sense (May/June 2006)
Does Immigration Benefit the Economy?
Yes: "Immigration's Economic Impact," White Paper (June 20, 2007)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law" (September 30, 2010)
The World Around Us
Is a Fair Trade Policy Superior to a Free Trade Policy?
Yes: "Fair Trade," The National Interest (May/June 2008)
No: "Free Trade," The National Interest (May/June 2008)
Is Loan Mitigation the Answer to the Housing Foreclosure Problem?
Yes: "A Review of Mortgage Servicing Practices and Foreclosure Mitigation," Statement Before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services (July 25, 2008)
No: "A Review of Mortgage Servicing Practices and Foreclosure Mitigation," Testimony Before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services (July 25, 2008)
Are Biofuels Like Ethanol the Answer to U.S. Energy Problems?
Yes: "Should Congress Reassess the Renewable Fuel Standard in the Energy and Independence Security Act? (Pro)," Congressional Digest (June 2008)
No: "Should Congress Reassess the Renewable Fuel Standard in the Energy and Independence Security Act? (Con)," Congressional Digest (June 2008)
Can U.S. Deficit and Debt Problems Be Solved Without Increases in Taxes?
Yes: "Statement Before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform" (June 30, 2010)
No: "Testimony Before the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform" (June 30, 2010)
Is China's Currency Undervalued and Should the United States Take Action to Correct This Undervaluation?
Yes: "Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Policy" (April 22, 2010)
No: "Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Policy" (April 22, 2010)
Do the Testing and Accountability Elements of the No Child Left Behind Act Prevent a Proper Cost-Benefit Evaluation?
Yes: "Should Congress Make Fundamental Changes in the No Child Left Behind Act? (Pro)," Congressional Digest (May 2008)
No: "Should Congress Make Fundamental Changes in the No Child Left Behind Act? (Con)," Congressional Digest (May 2008)
Is the Inequality in U.S. Income Distribution Surging?
Yes: "Slicing Up at the Long Barbeque," Dollars & Sense (January/February 2007)
No: "Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the House Committee on Education and Labor" (July 31, 2008)
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