ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, 14TH EDITION reflects current economic conditions, enabling you to apply economic concepts to the real world. The up-to-date text includes analysis and explanation of measures of economic activity in today's market. It also includes highlights of the recession of 2008-2009, and an in-depth look at the lives and contributions of notable economists. ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE dispels common economic myths. The text uses the "invisible hand" metaphor to explain economic theory, demonstrating how it works to stimulate the economy.