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Future : economic peril or prosperity?

Author: Christopher J Coyne; Michael C Munger; Robert Whaples
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Independent Institute, [2016]
Series: Independent Institute studies in political economy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prediction has a venerable tradition among economists. In "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren," John Maynard Keynes, the well known classical economist, --even as the Great Depression was unfolding--famously threw aside the contemporary "attack of economic pessimism" and predicted that a century later the "standard of life" in economically progressive countries would be "between four and eight times as
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
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Oakland, CA : Independent Institute, 2016
(DLC) 2016005020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Coyne; Michael C Munger; Robert Whaples
ISBN: 9781598132748 1598132741 9781598132755 159813275X
OCLC Number: 936006086
Description: viii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Christopher J. Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Co-Editor of The Independent Review. Michael C. Munger is Co-Editor of The Independent Review and Professor of Political Science, Economics and Public Policy, and Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at Duke University. Robert M. Whaples is Co-Editor and Managing Editor for The Independent Review and Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University.
Series Title: Independent Institute studies in political economy
Responsibility: edited by Robert M. Whaples, Christopher J. Coyne and Michael C Munger.

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