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Author Sowell, Thomas, 1930-

Title Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy / Thomas Sowell

Publ Info New York : Basic Books, [2011]
Edition Fourth edition
 CCRI-Lincoln  HB171 .S713 2007    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  HB171 .S713 2011    AVAILABLE
 J&W-N.Miami  HB171 .S713 2011    AVAILABLE
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 RWU Main Library  HB171 .S713 2011    AVAILABLE
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1 copy ordered for CCRI-Warwick Orders on 06-23-2011.
Descript ix, 689 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents What is economics? -- Prices and markets: The role of prices ; Price controls ; An overview -- Industry and commerce: The rise and fall of businesses ; The role of profits -- and losses ; Big business and government ; An overview -- Work and pay: Productivity and pay ; Controlled labor markets ; An overview -- Time and risk: Investment and speculation ; Risks and insurance ; An overview -- The national economy: National output ; Money and the banking system ; Government functions ; Government finance ; An overview -- The international economy: International trade ; International transfers of wealth ; An overview -- Special economic issues: Myths about markets ; "Non-economic" values ; The history of economics ; Parting thoughts
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 569-613) and index
LC subject Economics
United States -- Economic conditions
Alt Title Economics
Common sense guide to the economy
ISBN 9780465022526