Ever wonder why you have the number of friends that you do? Would a tax on soda really reduce obesity? What is going on with the financial problems in Greece? Is a tax rebate is better than a tax bonus? ECONOMICS, 12E answers these questions and many more as this book opens up the world of economic analysis. This edition offers more detailed coverage of the financial and economic crisis than any other economics book of its kind on the market. Memorable examples from pop culture illustrate the unexpected places economics occur and show how economic forces link to every day events. This edition offers complete video assets ideal for self-study. "Video Office Hours" digital lectures walk you through worked problems, while new Progression Graphs demonstrate key concepts in graphing for clarification. A new Test Prep Generator available on MindTap(TM) enables you to assess your personal economic understanding. Powerful digital resources, including Aplia(TM), MindTap(TM), and Cengage's CourseMate(TM), work with the book's latest content to reflect today's changing economy and equip you with a thorough understanding of contemporary economics.