Miller’s Economics Today remains committed to providing readers with discussion and coverage of the most current issues and events. Given the immense changes in our economy, this sixteenth edition of Economics Today addresses what has occurred and discusses the importance of today’s major economic issues.
not as expected
By Valeria Siegrist on Apr 14, 2014
The book didn't come with the lab code. But the overall book is OK. It kind of disappointed me because I had to pay 75 more after my purchase
This did not come with the required access code
By A. Walker on Feb 28, 2013
Before purchasing this book, double check if you will be required to access the MyLab utilizing the access code that should come with the text. Unfortunately, the great deal I thought that I was getting while purchasing this text was not a great deal at all. In order to gain access to MyLab I had to pay for the access. Unfortunately, the sum of money between purchasing this text at the advertised low cost and access to MyLab cost more than if I had purchased the text at full price. In other short, this was a rip off, unless you do not need MyLab access.
A well organized and structured text exposing students to the discipline of economics.
By Srinidhi Anantharamiah on Jan 31, 2012
Roger Leroy Miller's latest edition in his prolific work as an author and a scholar in the field of economics is a testament to his life long commitment to the study and the genuine understanding of a discipline that has numerous practical applications to our dynamic world. Economics is a social science that examines how humankind fulfills its needs and wants given the limitations in resources and alternatives. I like to call it the "philosophy of life," as it plays an integral part in helping us to make decisions that not only impacts the individual but also those around hum/her and society as a whole. Society would essentially collapse without having a viable economic system to address the needs and wants of its citizenry. Miller's text carefully examines and assesses the importance of economics starting with the concept of scarcity and how this concept influences human behavior to optimize utility given budgetary constraints. It is indeed fascinating how this author organizes each chapter logically and coherently and does an excellent job of relating subsequent chapters to preceding ones. As economics teaches us that the sum is the aggregate of each individual and integral part, Miller integrates 33 chapters into a comprehensive and highly informative text. Both microeconomic and macroeconomic principles and concepts are presented, and Miller clearly presents the significance of both of these areas of economics and how they are essential in formulating policy objectives. Each chapter provides realistic and practical examples to demonstrate the relevance of the concepts presented in the chapter. The quantitative analysis utilized in the text is not overwhelming since this is considered an introductory text to students who may not necessarily be majoring in economics. As many students are intimidated by mathematics, Miller's book is not math intensive and utilizes more qualitative techniques and tools such as real world examples and case studies to help the student better understand the significance of the concepts. As an instructor of economics, I would say that Roger Leroy Miller has provided a thorough and a relevant text for understanding the significance and the practicality of the discipline known as economics, which I refer to in my classes as the "philosophy of life". It is not surprising to me that a number of academic institutions that I have been affiliated with utilize the economics text written by this author for their introductory courses in economics. Teachers should find it suitable to use for students who may not be majoring in economics but wish to have a genuine understanding and appreciation for this subject that is so important for our society. I would highly recommend the latest edition of "Economics Today" by Roger Leroy Miller as valuable asset in the study of practical knowledge that has far reaching impact in our ever changing world.
By Trina29 on Sep 23, 2012
Great text for my economics class. My instructor recommends this textbook and said to be an excellent overview of economics today. It is relative to what we need to know about our history and future predictions?
Great Customer Service
By Jonathon Cleary on Jan 28, 2013
I had this book rushed shipped to me for my class. i emailed the company explained my situation and the book was here in less than two days from across the country. great service i would strongly recommend!
By Tahj on Jan 04, 2012
Item arrived as described by seller. Thank you for the FAST shipment. I received product the next day. Thanks a bunch.!>
Exact book w/o CD
By Ashea88 on Jan 14, 2014
Bought this book for about 10x the cost at my schools bookstore. Once I found out I did not need the CD I returned mine and got this. The book is in excellent condition. So glad I found it
Not what it should be
By Skoot61 on Jul 04, 2013
When buying this hardcover book "new" I was under the assumption that it was complete with access code to include EconLab. The book description on the website should make it clear that it does NOT include access code. Very frustrating.
Might have been titled "Miller's Political Opinion Today"
By Justin on Feb 17, 2013
I understand that it is difficult to separate politics and economics, but it would be nice if Pearson had at least attempted to limit the shameless political propaganda in this book. Misrepresenting the realities of how the US government and economy interact in an entry-level ECONOMICS textbook goes beyond being irresponsible to being blatantly malicious. Additionally, I think it would be advisable to have someone who knows something about science and technology edit relevant asides or just omit them entirely. I recommend avoiding this book in favor of something a little more focused and much more honest.
By Cori Castaldo on Sep 30, 2013
I'm a beginner to the subject so I wouldn't know if this book was full of misinformation; however, I CAN say it's very easy to read and maneuver through. It's well-written and well-organized and so far, I haven't had any issues understanding what I'm supposed to understand!