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In defense of a tax on foreign exchange

In defense of a tax on foreign exchange Prasch, Robert E This past fall has been a most interesting period in the history of the world’s financial markets. Several East Asian countries, so recently celebrated as models of orthodox economic development strategies, suddenly foundered under the pressure of dramatic capital outflows. Following a time-honored script, […]

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A dual-stage view of the consumer goods economy

A dual-stage view of the consumer goods economy Steiner, Robert L Over the course of many years as a manufacturer in a number of consumer goods industries I became increasingly aware of certain disconnections between what I and countless other business people had observed and the predictions of the conventional, neoclassical economics I had learned […]

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Winners and Losers In Trucking Deregulation

Sweatshops On Wheels: Winners and Losers In Trucking Deregulation Trebing, Harry M SWEATSHOPS ON WHEELS: WINNERS AND LOSERS IN TRUCKING DEREGULATION. By Michael H. Belzer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xi, 256. Cloth $35.00. This book should be of considerable interest to institutional economists studying the consequences of economic deregulation. Michael Belzer’s work […]

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Winners and Losers in Globalization

Winners and Losers in Globalization Griffith, Winston H Winners and Losers in Globalization, by Guillermo de la Dehesa. Maiden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. 2006. Cloth, ISBN: 1405133621, $29.95. 235 pages. Very few economic topics in recent times have aroused such intense passions as the economic globalization debate. Anti’globalization protesters have been descending on every major meeting […]

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How to Reduce Unemployment in Europe

How to Reduce Unemployment in Europe Wolfram Elsner How to Reduce Unemployment in Europe, edited by Mario Baldassarri. Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy Series. Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K., and New York: Palgrave, in association with Rivista di Politica Economica, Rome. 2003. Cloth, ISBN 1403908044, $69.95. 164 pages. The topic of this volume is […]

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Poverty and the death penalty

Poverty and the death penalty Johnson, Jeffrey L Disparities of wealth are inevitable within capitalism. Perhaps nowhere are these disparities more disturbing and deadly than in our system of justice and, in particular, in the way in which the death penalty is meted out in the United States. Our thesis is a simple one: Capital […]

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Lessons from the Asian crisis

Identifying risks, preventing crisis: Lessons from the Asian crisis Grabel, Ilene The recent financial crises in Asia, Brazil, Russia, and Mexico, and the success of regimes of financial control in China, India, Chile, Colombia, and earlier in most OECD countries, have motivated me to think about ways that emerging economies can capture the benefits and […]