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Free markets under siege : cartels, politics, and social welfare

Author: Richard Allen Epstein; Geoffrey E Wood
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, ©2008.
Series: Hoover classics.; Hoover Institution Press publication, 536.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Hoover classics edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on his extensive knowledge of history, law, and economics, Richard Epstein examines how best to regulate the interface between market choice and government intervention?and find a middle way between socialism and libertarianism. He argues the merits of competition over protectionism and reveals the negative results that ensue when political forces displace economic competition with subsidies and barriers to  Read more...
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Epstein, Richard Allen, 1943-
Free markets under siege.
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)646054280
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allen Epstein; Geoffrey E Wood
ISBN: 9780817946111 081794611X
OCLC Number: 166317510
Notes: "Reissued with a new introduction."
Description: xxvi, 99 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Hoover classics edition --
Foreword / by Sir Geoffrey Owen --
Brief introduction to the American edition: Back home again --
Modern justifications for classical liberalism --
Between socialism and libertarianism --
Competition and cartels --
Agricultural markets, protectionism, and cartels --
Cartels in labour markets --
Conclusion: The importance of getting the easy cases right --
References --
Commentary / by Geoffrey Wood --
Index.
Series Title: Hoover classics.; Hoover Institution Press publication, 536.
Responsibility: by Richard A. Epstein ; with a foreword by Sir Geoffrey Owen and commentary by Geoffrey Wood.
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