Made in Canada: Economics for Canadians

Hardcover | August 1, 1995

byJames D. Thexton

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The third edition of this widely used resource has been redesigned and updated for use in high school e conomics courses. This text introduces students to general economic theory using predominantly Canadian examples. The book uses activities which involve the students in problem-solvingscenarios and simulations. "Building your skills" sections provide instruction and practice in budgeting; developing a business plan; reading tables, graphs, charts, and financial statements; interpreting stock market quotations; making foreign currency exchanges; and more. "Application" sectionslink theory with pra ctice. "Case study" sections challenge students to apply their learning to real-life situations and "Issues" sections present controversial economic problems for discussion and debate.This text features updated statistics and examples based on current economic realities. Also, fresh profiles, excerpts, articles, and cartoons reflect contemporary economic concerns. New to this edition are discussions of the government debt and deficit; the GST; NAFTA; global trade; the demise ofthe Soviet command economy; and the future of labour unions in Canada.

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The third edition of this widely used resource has been redesigned and updated for use in high school e conomics courses. This text introduces students to general economic theory using predominantly Canadian examples. The book uses activities which involve the students in problem-solvingscenarios and simulations. "Building your skill...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:378 pages, 9 × 8 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195411005

ISBN - 13:9780195411003

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Table of Contents

1. Scarcity and Decision Making2. National Decision Making3. Productive Resources4. The Entrepreneur5. Business Organization and Finance6. Demand, Supply, and Markets7. A Spectrum of Markets8. Distribution9. Labour Unions10. Consumption and Savings11. Government Expenditures and Revenues12. Money and Banking13. Unemployment14. Inflation15. Economic Growth and Productivity16. International Trade