ERIC Number: ED307209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Choices. Political Decisions that Affect You.
Fritsche, Joellen M.; And Others
The purpose of this book is to help students understand why the U.S. Government is involved in the economy, the underlying social values that government tries to promote, and how U.S. economic decisions affect the global economy. It was designed to give them the background they need to form their own opinions about the role of government in the economy and how decisions made today will affect tomorrow's citizens. Chapter 1 explores the government's role in the economy, including government intervention, the Great Depression, the Post-World War II era, and "Reaganomics." Chapter 2 describes how government affects the economy. Topics include monetary policy, fiscal policy, and trade policy. Chapter 3 examines U.S. values and economic policy. Chapter 4 addresses the United States in the global economy, budget deficits, foreign competition, the domino effect, the shift toward a service economy, and the outlook for the future. The book contains numerous illustrations, graphs, and charts, and provides questions for further student research. (GEA)
Descriptors: Books, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Financial Policy, Free Enterprise System, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Social Values
Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.