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CRUNCH If the Economy's Doing So Well, Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? Table of Contents Preface Introduction: So What Is Economics, Anyway? Chapter 1: The Big Squeeze If the Economy's Doing So Well, Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? Econ-Noir All Is Not As It Appears: Measuring Economic Outcomes Whatever Happened to the Cleavers? The Health Care Squeeze The Medical Industrial Complex Health Care Reform Poverty Amid Plenty: The Whats Poverty Amid Plenty: The Whys Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The ABCs of Worker Pay What's So Bad About Inequality? All Education, All the Time Chapter 2: Don't Know Much About GDP Gross Domestic Product Unemployment: Wall Street vs. Main Street Underemployment Making Better Doughnuts Inflation What's a Recession? Blowing Bubbles The Night of the Living Wage (and Other Scary Stories) Your Textbook Got It Wrong Chapter 3: Political Economy 202 Social Insecurity Economists in Chief The Fed The Budget Deficit (Part 1) The Budget Deficit (Part 2, in Which a Nobelist Agrees with Me) The Economy and the Military Guns or Butter A New WPA? "Please Remain on the Line" Chapter 4: The World Ain't Flat As All That What's Right and Wrong About Globalization? Outsourcing The Conscience of a Shopper World Trade Globalization and Greed How the Capitalists Killed Capitalism Undocumented Workers The Not-So-Great Immigration Debate What's So Bad About a Labor Shortage? The Mighty Dollar Can Economists Save the Planet? Chapter 5: The Reconnection Agenda Easing the Squeeze Health Care Immigration Education Globalization What's Left? Conclusion: The Lesson of the Rink Notes Acknowledgments About the Author
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United States -- Economic policy -- 2001-.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
Cost and standard of living -- United States.
Income distribution -- United States.