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Why do college students take economics? They may take economics to fulfill college requirements, because they think it may be the key to future riches, or for any number of other reasons. You know that the purpose of teaching economics is much larger, and the stakes are much higher—preparing students for informed and critical engagement with the burning issues of the day. And that's what Dollars & Sense Real World Economics books do. Here's what one college student was inspired to write to us:

Your analysis was incredibly helpful in understanding the recession and why recovery has been so lackluster. I simply wanted to express my gratitude for cutting through the smog of disinformation that our corporate media perpetuates and getting the facts out to people.

Real World Globalization (13th ed.) is an essential guide to rapidly changing trends in the global economy. It offers insightful and jargon-free analysis on topics including global trade, international investment, labor relations, and economic development.

Labor and the Global Economy is an accessible, concise, and timely textbook covering the essentials of globalization, international trade and investment, economic development, and alternatives to "globalization from above." It is an ideal companion to the classic D&S anthology Real World Globalization.

Two books on the global economy today

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Real World Globalization, 13th edition.
ISBN: 978-1-939402-08-0. List Price: $35.95

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Labor and the Global Economy.
ISBN: 978-1-939402-02-8. List Price: $35.95

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"Real World Globalization is an indispensable tool for understanding the social impacts of the new global economy ... and is written in a way that's accessible yet without compromise of rigor or principle."
—GERALD SUSSMAN, Portland State University

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"Labor and the Global Economy is an excellent text: clear and concise, progressive yet balanced, it provides a solid introduction to the basic concepts necessary to understand the process of globalization.
—MARTY WOLFSON, University of Notre Dame

Praise for Dollars & Sense's Real World Economics books:

"Lead students to ask the type of questions they should be asking."
—DAVID COLANDER, Middlebury College

"A marvelous teaching tool." —TIM KOECHLIN, Vassar College

"Accessible yet without compromise of rigor." —GERALD SUSSMAN, Portland State University

Introduce your students to Real World Economics:

America Beyond CapitalismReal World Banking and Finance (7th ed.)

Current Economic Issues (18th ed.)The Economic Crisis Reader (2nd ed.)

NEW! The Economics of the Environment (3rd ed.)Real World Globalization (13th ed.)

Introduction to Political Economy (7th ed.)Labor and the Global Economy

Real World Labor (2nd ed.)Real World Latin America (2nd ed.)

NEW! Real World Macro (32nd ed.)NEW! Real World Micro (22nd ed.)

NEW! Microeconomics: Individual Choice in Communities (2nd ed.)

Striking a Balance: Work, Family, LifeThe Wealth Inequality Reader (4th ed.)

Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination (4th ed.)

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