1.Alleviating Human Misery: The Role of Economic Reasoning 2.Economic Systems, Resource Allocation, and Social Well-Being: Lessons from China's Transition 3.Government Control of Prices in Mixed Systems: What Are the Actual Outcomes? 4.Pollution Problems: Must We Foul Our Own Nests? 5.Economics of Crime and Its Prevention: How Much Is Too Much? 6.The Economics of Education: Crisis and Reform 7.Poverty Problems and Discrimination: Why Are So Many Still So Poor? 8.The Economics of Monopoly Power: Who Does What to Whom? 9.The Economics of Professional Sports: What Is the Real Score? 10.Competition in the Global Marketplace: Should We Protect Ourselves From International Trade? 11.Economic Growth: Why Is the Economic Road So Bumpy? 12.Money, Banking, and the Financial System: Old Problems with New Twists 13.Unemployment and Inflation: Can We Find a Balance? 14.Government Spending, Taxation, and the National Debt: Who Wins and Who Loses? 15.Social Security and Medicare: How Secure Is Our Safety Net for the Elderly?