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Economics and world history : myths and paradoxes

Economics and world history : myths and paradoxes

Author: Paul Bairoch
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bairoch
OCLC Number: 1033566893
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 184 pages)
Contents: The 1929 crash and the Great Depression --
Was there a golden era of European free trade? --
Was there free trade in the rest of the world? --
Has protectionism always had a negative impact? --
Were Third-World raw materials central to western industrialization? --
Were colonial outlets crucial to western industries? --
Was colonialism important in triggering the industrial revolution? --
The balance sheet of colonialism --
Was there a large income differential before modern development? --
A long-term deterioration in the terms of trade? --
The more tropical products exported, the more food imported? --
Population growth : the more, the better? --
Some less important myths --
Generally unnoticed historical turning points --
The paradox of economic history or the absence of absolute economic laws.
Responsibility: Paul Bairoch.
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