Economics for Today 5e aims to simplify the array of confusing economic analyses and present a straightforward and balanced approach that effectively teaches the application of basic economics principles. Only essential material is included in the book and key concepts are explained in clear and simple terms. Written in an engaging and user-friendly manner, the book is designed for non-majors (although can also be used in these courses). This edition includes discussion of important economic and financial issues being dealt with in the aftermath of the global financial crisis as well economic considerations of policy developments relating to carbon pollution abatement and housing affordability. The text also reflects several ongoing economic issues which hit the headlines during the 2008-2015 period.