Description Designed as an introduction to general economics for non-majors, this book presents economic concepts as useful tools to analyze contemporary social issues. Each chapter presents the concepts, then places them within the context of current issues facing society. The text may also be used to supplement principles courses with lively social issues to add relevance to the economic principles being taught. Economics of Social Issues has garnered a loyal user following for its timely and impartial handling of current social issues which dominate newspapers and television news. While the issues are contemporary and the supporting information updated, the authors remain objective.