ERIC Number: ED068373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Primer on Social Economics.
Darcy, Robert L.
An elaboration of the author's booklet entitled "First Steps Toward Economic Understanding," this primer is designed to help the reader develop a functional understanding of the economic process so that he can make wiser decisions on issues of social policy and on matters affecting his economic well-being. The document is not "economics in one lesson" but attempts to take some second steps toward economic understanding. Chapter I, "The Subject Matter of Economics," discusses such topics as economic institutions and basic problems facing every economic system. Chapter II, "Market Capitalism and Some Basic Principles of Economics," treats such topics as the circular flow of economic activity, the division of labor and economic interdependence, evolution of the industrial system, and the gross national product. Chapter III, "Ends and Means in the American Economy," discusses such subjects as economic goals of the American people, the government's role in our economic life, the role of labor unions, and human resources and the American work system. Chapter IV, "The American Economy: Trends and Problems," explores such topics as the knowledge explosion in technology and cybernation, the job market, unemployment, inflation, inequality and poverty, and international economic relations. (GC)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Climate, Economic Progress, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, International Education, Monetary Systems, Social Influences, Social Sciences, Textbooks
Department of Economics, Social Science Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 ($2.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.