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Against the conventional wisdom

a primer for current economic controversies and proposals

by Douglas Fitzgerald Dowd

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Free enterprise -- United States,
    • Radical economics,
    • United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993,
    • United States -- Economic policy -- 1993-2001

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-191) and index.

      StatementDouglas Dowd.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC106.8 .D68 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 198 p. ;
      Number of Pages198
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL666137M
      ISBN 100813327954, 0813327962
      LC Control Number97011797

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