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The grabbing hand : government pathologies and their cures

Author: Andrei Shleifer; Robert Ward Vishny
Publisher: Cambridge, MA ; London : Harvard University Press, ©1998.
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Andrei Shleifer and Robert Vishny describe the many pathologies of "grabbing hand" government, and examine their consequences for growth. The essays share a common viewpoint - that political control  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei Shleifer; Robert Ward Vishny
ISBN: 0674358872 9780674358874
OCLC Number: 318358896
Description: x, 278 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Perspectives and government; princes and merchants - European city growth before the industrial revolution; the allocation of talent - implications for growth; why is rent-seeking so costly to growth; corruption; pervasive shortages under socialism; the politics of market socialism; a theory of privatization; politicians and firms; privatization in the United States; government in transition.
Responsibility: / Andrei Shleifer, Robert W. Vishny.

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