An introduction to economic thinking by Richard H. Leftwich

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .

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  • Economics.

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Statement[by] Richard H. Leftwich
LC ClassificationsHB171.5 .L375
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 686 p.
Number of Pages686
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5680034M
ISBN 100030694957
LC Control Number69011231

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Sooner or later, any introduction to the economic way of thinking will have to discuss the major economic systems: capitalism, socialism, and the mixed economy. My brief analysis of the idea of the market in the third part of this series provides a helpful way of getting into our subject for this : Ronald Nash.

Thinking Like an Economist (Continued) So far, we’ve covered three useful principles of economic thinking. Think about the goods (not the money). Everything has a cost. People respond to incentives—sometimes in unexpected ways.

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