Real World Micro

Real World Micro cover
Edition:
20th
Date of publication:
June 2013
ISBN:
978-1-939402-04-2
Price:
$34.95



  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Markets: Ideology and Reality
    • Introduction
    • 1.1 Free-Market Outcomes are Not Fair—And Not Free Marty Wolfson
    • 1.2 Shaking the Invisible Hand Chris Tilly
    • 1.3 Freedom, Equity, and Efficiency Alejandro Reuss
    • 1.4 America Beyond Consumerism Thad Williamson
    • 1.5 Sharing the Wealth of the Commons Peter Barnes
    • 1.6 The Undeserving Rich Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly
  • Chapter 2: Supply and Demand
    • Introduction
    • 2.1 Supply, Demand, and Tortillas Chris Tilly and Marie Kennedy
    • 2.2 Price Gouging: It’s Just Supply and Demand Marc Breslow
    • 2.3 Bubble Trouble Dean Baker
    • 2.4 Famine Myths William G. Moseley
    • 2.5 Does Rent Control Hurt Tenants? Ellen Frank
    • 2.6 How High Could the Minimum Wage Go? Jeannette Wicks-Lim
  • Chapter 3: Consumers
    • Introduction
    • 3.1 Enough Is Enough: Why More is Not Necessarily Better Than Less Alan Durning
    • 3.2 The 800-Pound Ronald McDonald in the Room Helen Scharber
    • 3.3 Update on Mortgage Lending Discrimination Jim Campen
    • 3.4 Way Beyond Greenwashing Jonathan Latham
    • 3.5 Campus Struggles Against Sweatshops Continue Sarah Blaskey and Phil Gasper
  • Chapter 4: Firms, Production, and Profit Maximization
    • Introduction
    • 4.1 Corporations Alejandro Reuss
    • 4.2 How Important is Citizens United? Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.3 What’s Good for Wal–Mart... John Miller
    • 4.4 Why CEO Salaries Skyrocket Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.5 Bankruptcy as Corporate Makeover Anne Fischel, Mara Kardas-Nelson, and Lin Nelson
    • 4.6 Private Equity Moguls and the Common Good John Miller
    • 4.7 Turning Toward Solutions Rick Wolff
  • Chapter 5: Market Structure and Monopoly
    • Introduction
    • 5.1 Is Small Beautiful? Is Bigger Better? Chris Tilly
    • 5.2 Drug Prices in Crisis Dean Baker
    • 5.3 A Brief History of Mergers and Antitrust Policy Edward Herman
    • 5.4 Monopoly Capital and Global Competition Arthur MacEwan
    • 5.5 Not Too Big Enough Rob Larson
    • 5.6 Big Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down on Wall Street? Dean Baker
  • Chapter 6: Labor Markets
    • Introduction
    • 6.1 Are Low Wages and Job Loss Inevitable? Arthur MacEwan
    • 6.2 What's Behind Union Decline in the United States? Alejandro Reuss
    • 6.3 Unemployment: A Jobs Deficit or a Skills Deficit?John Miller and Jeannette Wicks–Lim
    • 6.4 Wrong About Right-to-Work John Miller
    • 6.5 Wal–Mart Makes the Case for Affirmative Action Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 6.6 Florida Tomato Pickers Demand "Fair Food" Dan Schneider
    • 6.7 Nike to the Rescue? John Miller
    • 6.8 International Labor Standards Arthur MacEwan
  • Chapter 7: The Distribution of Income
    • Introduction
    • 7.1 Geese, Golden Eggs, and Traps Chris Tilly
    • 7.2 Cause of Death: Inequality Alejandro Reuss
    • 7.3 Inequality: The Silly Tales Economists Like to Tell Dean Baker
    • 7.4 The Great Recession in Black Wealth Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 7.5 New Welfare Policy, Same Single-Mother Poverty Randy Albelda
    • 7.6 Unions and Economic Performance Arthur MacEwan
    • 7.7 The 99%, the 1%, and Class Struggle Alejandro Reuss
  • Chapter 8: Market Failure and Government Policy
    • Introduction
    • 8.1 Pricing the Priceless: Inside the Strange World of Cost–Benefit Analysis Lisa Heinzerling and Frank Ackerman
    • 8.2 Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces Frank Ackerman
    • 8.3 Are the Green Secretly Red? Alejandro Reuss
    • 8.4 Living Up to Renewable Fuel Standards Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 8.5 The Phantom Menace: Environmental Regulations Are Not "Job-Killers" Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 8.6 Universal Health Care: Can We Afford Anything Less? Gerald Friedman
  • Chapter 9: Taxation
    • Introduction
    • 9.1 Can Tax Cuts Really Increase Government Revenue? Ellen Frank
    • 9.2 The Great Tax-Cut Experiment Gerald Friedman
    • 9.3 No Fooling—Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes John Miller
    • 9.4 What's Wrong With a Flat Tax? Arthur MacEwan
    • 9.5 Transaction Tax: Sand in the Wheels, Not in the Face John Miller
    • 9.6 Second Coming of the Estate Tax Not So Rapturous John Miller
  • Chapter 10: Trade and Development
    • Introduction
    • 10.1 Comparative Advantage Ramaa Vasudevan
    • 10.2 The Globalization Clock Thomas Palley
    • 10.3 Should Developing Countries Embrace Protectionism? Ellen Frank
    • 10.4 Keep It In the Ground Elissa Dennis
    • 10.5 Is China's Currency Manipulation Hurting the U.S.? Arthur MacEwan
    • 10.6 Chinese Workers Stand Up John Miller
  • Chapter 11: Policy Spotlight: Education
    • Introduction
    • 11.1 Education: Not Just "Human Capital" Arthur MacEwan
    • 11.2 Student Loan Debt by the Numbers Molly Cusano and Zachary Santamaria
    • 11.3 Putting the Screws to Generation Screwed John Miller
    • 11.4 Higher Education as a Workplace Joe Berry and Helena Worthen
    • 11.5 Are Teachers, Secretaries, and Social Workers the New Welfare Moms? Randy Albelda
    • 11.6 Battling Business-as-Usual Unionism Brian Walsh
  • Contributors