This book shows, from start to finish, how microeconomics can and should be used in the analysis of public policy problems. It is an exciting new way to learn microeconomics, motivated by its application to important, real-world issues. Lee Friedman's modern replacement for his influential 1984 work not only brings the issues addressed into the present but develops all intermediate microeconomic theory to make this book accessible to a much wider audience. Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern--including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college loans, and mass transit pricing. These issues are scrutinized through microeconomic models that identify policy strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for improvements. Each chapter begins with explanations of several fundamental microeconomic principles and then develops models that use and probe them in analyzing specific public policies. The book has two primary and complementary goals. One is to develop skills of economic policy analysis: to design, predict the effects of, and evaluate public policies. The other is to develop a deep understanding of microeconomics as an analytic tool for application--its strengths and extensions into such advanced techniques as general equilibrium models and pricing methods for natural monopolies and its weaknesses, such as behavioral inconsistencies with utility-maximization models and its limits in comparing institutional alternatives. The result is an invaluable professional and academic reference, one whose clear explanation of principles and analytic techniques, and wealth of constructive applications, will ensure it a prominent place not only on the bookshelves but also on the desks of students and professionals alike.
Congressman Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii and veteran novelist Richard Hoyt team up to write a dazzling political thriller. When terrorist barge into the crowded House of Representatives and open fire, leaving more than a hundred dead or dying, the nation is shocked. Former CIA agent James Burlane asks", Who profits?"--and follows the trail to chilling answers.
This fast-paced, exciting follow up to GUILTY?, moves Dean and Steph into the realms of high politics. Their task is to ensure the survival of a young girl, beneficiary to a multi-million dollar fortune left to her by the mother she never knew. A simple task, but one that brings them to the attention of clandestine agencies whose sole aim is to ensure that nothing thwarts their plans to control the most powerful job in the world. Unfortunately their charge can do this simply by existing and it because a race to get her to safety before the killers can wipe her name out of history. .
Meetha lassi and bhel puri; paneer tikka and masalas, chutneys, and samosas. All visitors to India are greeted by an astonishing display of roadside snacks throughout the country: from the teeming lanes of Old Delhi to the hot, dusty streets in the remote countryside. It is painfully hard to resist the smells and sights and tastes of this roadside food, prepared in front of customers’ eyes with the freshest ingredients and a good helping of panache and showmanship. The acclaimed photographer Sephi Bergerson has been tracking down the very best street food in the country, which has been his home for the past seven years. This book is a celebration of this splendid everyday cuisine and a virtual feast in itself. With authentic and detailed recipes for the simplest and tastiest dishes in the repertoire, using ingredients easily found in the West, this serving will inspire and intoxicate in equal measure.
In the summer of 2004, I traveled around the perimeter of the country by train - an 8,000 mile journey which included stops in New Orleans, Tucson, Oxnard, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Chicago. This book is a photo collection featuring over 100 of my best images taken on the trip along with the text of my 16,000-word travelogue. This book will delight readers who enjoy trains, travel, history, baseball, architecture, and stunning black and white photography. Read about my travels along some of Amtrak's most famous routes: Empire Builder, Sunset Limited, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Cascades, and Lakeshore Limited. Learn about the history and see the sights of each city through the lens of my camera. Other highlights of the book include my encounters with rattlesnakes outside of Tucson, a visit to Channel Islands National Park, a tour of New Orleans' French Quarter, a descent into underground Seattle, and my experiences at four major league ballparks in Chicago, Seattle, and Minneapolis.
Alternate Cover Edition of ASIN: B00BPXHM1G First in the Barry Philpot series of novellas featuring the exploits of an explorer and adventurer who chases legends, mysteries and lost people in remote and dangerous places. When Barry’s latest client demands that he find her father missing in the Amazon jungle, Barry has no idea he is about to risk his life searching for a lost tribe, a city of gold and a mystery older than time. When Barry Philpot sets out to find Laney Clinden’s naturalist father lost in the Amazon jungle, he does so with reluctance. The area where Professor Clinden has disappeared is remote and largely unexplored. The fact that Laney insists on accompanying Barry and his colleague, Dr Elgar Finch, means extra responsibility on a trip already fraught with a fair amount of danger. Worst of all, Laney Clinden is feisty, forthright, independent-minded and drop-dead gorgeous. Barry falls into a love/hate relationship with her that scrambles his mind and almost scuppers the trip. What he doesn’t expect from his client is duplicity. Searching for a famous naturalist who disappeared while investigating the Diamond-Toe frog is one thing, but finding yourself following the footsteps of many dead men before you on the trail of one of the world’s oldest mysteries, is another. Each story in this series of romantic mystery adventures with touches of fantasy and sci-fi, is complete at a maximum 30,000 words for easy mobile reading.