3 Economic Power

This listing of patterns of economic power is arranged in a sequence of increasing complexity.  The analysis of contentious economic issues in the last segment is the most likely to be of interest to readers, but it relies upon the analysis in earlier segments.

3.1      An Overview of Economic Power

a high-level view of an economic system and its analysis in this book

3.2   The Components of an Economic System

the parts of an economic system and the roles that they play

3.3   Markets and the Exercise of Economic Power

economic negotiations in markets, and how the economy is controlled

3.4   Subsidiarity and Geography in Economics

different layers of economic power, and how geography affects it

3.5   Contentious Economic Issues

policy choices to resolve economic tensions and disagreements

Several of the patterns of economic power in this listing are referred to in later chapters, particularly politics



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