Part I: Economics: The Science of How People Deal with Scarcity.
Chapter 1: Discovering What Economics Is and Why You Should Care.
Chapter 2: Cookies or Ice Cream? Exploring Consumer Choices.
Chapter 3: Producing the Right Stuff the Right Way to Maximize Human Happiness.
Part II: Microeconomics: The Theories of Consumer and Firm Behavior.
Chapter 4: Supply and Demand Made Easy.
Chapter 5: Getting to Know Homo Economicus, the Utility-Maximizing Consumer.
Chapter 6: The Core of Capitalism: The Profi t-Maximizing Firm.
Chapter 7: Why Economists Love Free Markets and Competition.
Chapter 8: Monopolies: How Badly Would You Behave If You Had No Competition?
Chapter 9: Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition: Middle Grounds.
Part III: Applying the Theories of Microeconomics.
Chapter 10: Property Rights and Wrongs.
Chapter 11: Market Failure: Asymmetric Information and Public Goods.
Chapter 12: Taking the Pulse of Health Economics and Finance.
Part IV: Macroeconomics: The Science of Economic Growth and Stability.
Chapter 13: Measuring the Macroeconomy: How Economists Keep Track of Everything.
Chapter 14: Infl ation Frustration: Why More Money Isn't Always a Good Thing.
Chapter 15: Understanding Why Recessions Happen.
Chapter 16: Fighting Recessions with Monetary and Fiscal Policy.
Chapter 17: Grasping the Origins and Aftermath of Financial Crises.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Seductive Economic Fallacies.
Chapter 19: Ten Economic Ideas to Hold Dear.
Chapter 20: Ten Great Ways to Become Informed about Economic Issues.