America’s market economy—a heritage to cherish and the key to tomorrow’s prosperity—is the unifying theme of Economics: Work and Prosperity. Contrasting the free enterprise system to the system that kills the goose that laid the golden eggs, the author takes the cheerful view that the market economy can continue to produce abundantly for years if people will learn to understand it and care for it properly. This enlightening text will help students become informed citizens, able to make wise decisions in the crucial area of economics.
Economics does not have to be a dull, “dismal science.” Here is a text written in a clear, light style, on the high-school student’s level. Intriguing examples drawn from history, literature, and the author’s creative imagination enliven the text, while an interdisciplinary approach helps the student relate what he is learning to areas already familiar to him. Throughout, study questions stimulate thought and application to daily situations.