Smart Economics

Author: Michael Leonard Walden
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275987503
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Straight-shooting answers to everyday economic questions--from "Will the National Debt Sink Our Economy?" to "Can Families Afford College?"

North Carolina In The Connected Age

Author: Michael Leonard Walden
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807832219
Size: 67.74 MB
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One of North Carolina's leading economists applies the tools of his trade to chronicle the state's exploding population and expanding economy and to inform North Carolinians in easy-to-understand terms what to expect in the future.

Macro Mayhem

Author: Michael Leonard Walden
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059538000X
Size: 48.66 MB
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Dr. Lydia "Dia" Fenner is a newly minted PhD in economics who takes her first job with the U.S. Treasury Department. Her assignment is to design policies to get the economy out of its slump before the next election. But when the policies Dia recommends are implemented, they don't work. Something underhanded is going on that wasn't covered in her Ivy League education. Dia enters a race against time as she tries to determine who, or what, is trying to sabotage the economy. Along the way she must contend with a vengeful ex-boyfriend, an arrogant boss, an ambitious senator, and a mysterious, yet attractive, colleague. The action spans the halls of power in Washington, D.C., to the rolling hills of rural Virginia as Dia attempts to unravel the plot against the troubled economy. Will she succeed, or will she too become a target-and a victim? Macro Mayhem supplies the double punch of an entertaining story with insight into how the macroeconomy works. Economics, also known as the "dismal science," has never been as much fun-or as dangerous-as in this fast-paced thriller of financial intrigue.

Food And Nutrition Enzymes To Gout

Author: Dayle Hayes
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761478225
Size: 35.98 MB
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Food choices can be complex and confusing, with mixed messages, advertising hype, and misinformation. There is a heightened awareness about nutrition, weight control, and chronic diseases in childhood. It is helpful to have a source that can be trusted with easy-to-understand information about food and nutrition.

The Federal Budget Deficit

Author: Susan Hunnicutt
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
Size: 72.15 MB
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Essays debate the causes, repercussions, ethics, and importance of the United States budget deficit and suggests possible solutions.


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Back On The Road To Serfdom

Author: Thomas E Woods
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480492973
Size: 64.95 MB
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Leviathan is back The threat of statism has reemerged in force. The federal government has radically expanded its power—through bailouts, “stimulus” packages, a trillion-dollar health-care plan, “jobs bills,” massive expansions of the money supply, and much more. But such interventionism did not suddenly materialize with the recent economic collapse. The dangerous trends of government growth, debt increases, encroachments on individual liberty, and attacks on the free market began years earlier and continued no matter which political party was in power. This shift toward statism “will not end happily,” declares bestselling author Thomas E. Woods. In Back on the Road to Serfdom, Woods brings together ten top scholars to examine why the size and scope of government has exploded, and to reveal the devastating consequences of succumbing to the statist temptation. Spanning history, economics, politics, religion, and the arts, Back on the Road to Serfdom shows: · How government interventionism endangers America’s prosperity and the vital culture of entrepreneurship · The roots of statism: from the seminal conflict between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to the vast expansion of federal power in the twentieth century · Why the standard explanation for the recent economic crisis is so terribly wrong—and why the government’s frenzied responses to the downturn only exacerbate the problems · Why the European welfare state is not a model to aspire to but a disaster to be avoided · How an intrusive state not only harms the economy but also imperils individual liberty and undermines the role of civil society · The fatal flaws in the now-common arguments against free markets and free trade · How big business is helping government pave the road to serfdom · Why the Judeo-Christian tradition does not demand support for the welfare state, but in fact values the free market · How the arrogance of government power extends even to the cultural realm—and how central planning is just as inefficient and destructive there It’s been more than sixty-five years since F. A. Hayek published his seminal work The Road to Serfdom. Now this impeccably timed book provides another desperately needed warning about—and corrective to—the dangers of statism.

All Together Now

Author: Jared Bernstein
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609943139
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As the new century unfolds, we face a host of economic and social challenges--jobs lost to "off shoring," a huge and growing number of Americans without health insurance coverage, an expanding gap between rich and poor, stagnant wages, decaying public schools, and many others. These are difficult and complex problems, but our government's strategy for dealing with them has been essentially not to deal with them at all. Over and over, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, we're told that we're on our own--"Here's a tax cut and a private account; now go fend for yourself." As Jared Bernstein points out, this approach doesn't make any sense as a strategy for solving the enormous systemic problems we face. It's just a way of shifting economic risk from those most able to bear it--the government and the nation's corporations--to those least able: individuals and families. The result has been greater wealth for the top 1% of Americans and stagnant living standards and increasing insecurity for the vast majority. In All Together Now, Bernstein outlines a new strategy, one that applauds individual initiative but recognizes that the problems we face as a nation can be solved only if we take a more collaborative approach. The message is simple: we're all in this together. Bernstein draws on recent and historic events to explore how the proponents of what he dubs the YOYO (you're-on-your-own) approach have sold the idea, exposing the fallacies and ulterior motives in their arguments as well as the disasterous consequences of their policies. More importantly, he details practical WITT (we're-in-this-together) initiatives in specific areas like globalization, health care, and employment that could improve the lives of millions of Americans without increasing overall national spending. And he offers advice on how to overcome objections to the WITT agenda and bring the country together so that both risks and benefits are shared more fairly. While the prevailing philosophy insists that all we can do is cope with massive social forces, each of us on our own, Bernstein argues that we can unite and shape these forces to meet our needs. The optimistic message of All Together Now is that the economic challenges we face are not insoluble; we can wield the tools of government to meet them in such a way as to build a more just and equitable society.