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The Grabbing Hand

Government Pathologies and Their Cures

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674010147

Publication Date: 09/30/2002

Short

288 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

11 line illustrations, 29 tables

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[The Grabbing Hand’s] range of materials is impressive: the chapters deal with the growth of European cities before the industrial revolution, corruption in post-Soviet Russia, privatisation in Eastern Europe, local government in the United States, and more. The authors keep technical apparatus to a minimum. By any standard, let alone the debased standard of most modern economics, the essays are lucid and literate.The Economist

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