For principles of economics and social issues courses. Brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions. The Economics of Macro Issues 4e is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in Principles of Economics and Social Issues. The text encourages students to apply theoretical discussions to today's important issues and to gain a deeper understanding of current macroeconomic policy concerns. The fourth edition offers provocative new topics, updates to ongoing macroeconomic policy debates, and new discussion questions. A flexible format and built-in correlation guide make this text easy to integrate into a course without adding to the professor's preparation time.