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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.

Unlevel Playing Fields (4th ed.) provides an accessible introduction to wage inequality and employment discrimination. The authors contrast mainstream and heterodox theories of inequality, and offer several bold policy proposals.

Real World Labor (2nd ed.) features the latest analysis by leading writers and scholars of labor and the labor movement—covering changes in the conditions of work, labor-market discrimination, unions and new forms of rank-and-file organizing, and much more.

Two invaluable books on work and labor markets

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Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination, 4th edition.
ISBN: 978-1-878585-95-0. List Price: $34.95

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Real World Labor, 2nd edition.
ISBN: 978-1-878585-78-3. List Price: $34.95

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"Real World Labor provides students with invaluable historical background, up-to-the-minute analysis, and many compelling stories about both workers being exploited and workers fighting back."
—THAD WILLIAMSON, University of Richmond

"Unlevel Playing Fields is an excellent ... survey of the economic analysis of race and gender for students with a wide range of backgrounds in economics—including those with no exposure to economics at all."
—MARY KING, Portland State University

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

"Useful and accessible." —JAMES K. GALBRAITH, University of Texas

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

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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