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Fair growth : economic policies for Latin America's poor and middle-income majority

Author: Nancy Birdsall; Augusto de la Torre; Rachel Menezes
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center for Global Development : Inter-American Dialogue, ©2008.
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"Presents 'tools' to make life in Latin America more equitable and fair for the majority. Suggests policies and programs for making tax structures more progressive; giving small businesses a chance; protecting labor mobility and workers' rights; tackling corruption; and raising levels of quality, efficiency, and equity of the education systems"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Birdsall, Nancy.
Fair growth.
Washington, D.C. : Center for Global Development : Inter-American Dialogue, ©2008
(OCoLC)654157301
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Birdsall; Augusto de la Torre; Rachel Menezes
ISBN: 9781933286167 1933286164
OCLC Number: 156811160
Description: xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Rule-based fiscal discipline --
Smoothing booms and busts --
Social safety nets that trigger automatically --
More taxes on the rich and better spending on the rest --
Giving small businesses a chance --
Protecting job mobility and workers' rights --
Repairing rural markets --
Tackling corruption head on --
Schools for the poor, too --
Dealing openly with discrimination --
Consumer-driven public services --
How the United States can help: opening markets and more.
Responsibility: Nancy Birdsall, Augusto de la Torre, Rachel Menezes.
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