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ECO 210 The Economics of Social Issues

Course Description:The course surveys some of the most important socio-economic issues facing the world today. Through the application of economic theory several of the most current economic issues are explored. A partial list of topics includes "Federal Deficits and the National Debt, The Economics of Poverty, The Distribution of Income and Wealth, The Economics of Education, Social Security, The Economics of Health Care, Energy Proves, Immigration, the Housing Bubble, the Costs of War, Is Wal-Mart Good for the Economy? The basic premise here is to intertwine contemporary economic issues with theory by showing how theory can be applied to current real-world public policy decisions. In shirt how these economic issues are resolved shapes the types of jobs, wages, educational opportunities, etc. that are available in our society today as well as in the future.


3 credits