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Economics at the Wheel: The Costs of Cars and Drivers

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09 Jun 1999
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
258 pages - 152 x 229 x 19mm


"Economics at the Wheel" is about cars and driving, and all the problems that cars and drivers create for America. It explains actual government policy intended to reduce the damage cars and drivers do to us, and it explains why these government policies are almost all failures because they attack the wrong problem or attack it in the wrong way. The reader will come away with a much fuller understanding of air pollution, global warming, highway safety, auto insurance, gasoline taxation, rush-hour congestion, leaking underground storage tanks, and many other auto-related issues. It looks at common actions and circumstances from an economics perspective. It is readable with accessible prose style and few footnotes. It includes questions to provoke student thinking and boxed sections of side materials to stimulate discussions.
Introduction. The Cost of Driving. The Demand for Driving. Fuel Efficiency. Air Pollution. Global Warming. An Overview of Highway Safety. Vehicle Safety. Seat Belts and Air Bags. Legal Liability and Insurance. Alcohol. Youth. Speed and Highway Design. Congestion, Roads, and Parking. Water Pollution. Potpourri. Where Should We Go from Here? Where Can We Go from Here? Answers to Text Questions. References.

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