CONTENIDO: Economics as a Tool for Critical Thinking in a Changing Global Economy. Economics as a Social Science. Exploring the Emerging Global Economy. Thinking Critically: Economics paradigms and Globalization: what are sweatshops for?. Economic History and the Development of Modern Economic Thought. The Evolution of Economic Systems. Property, Adam Smith, and the Division of Labor. The Rise of Laissez-Faire. The Marxian Critique of Capitalism. Thinking Critically: technological innovation, the new economy, and the future. Microeconomics. Scarcity: "You Can't Always Get What You Want". The Theory of Markets. Perfect Competition and Efficiency. Noncompetitive Markets and Inefficiency. Resource Markets and the Distribution of Income. Corporations and Labor Unions. The Economic Role of Government. Thinking Critically: Explorations in Microeconomics - Affirmative Action. Macroeconomics. Macroeconomics: Issues and Problems. Macroeconomic theory: Classical and Keynesian Models. Fiscal Policy: Government Spending and Taxation. Financial Markets, Money, and Monetary Policy. Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply. Unemployment, Inflation, and Stabilization Policy in a Global Economy. Thinking Critically: Spend me to the moon. International Economics and Finance. International Trade and Interdependence. International Finance. The Economics of Developing Nations. Economic Systems in Transition. Thinking Critically: Globalization in the twenty-first Century?.