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The Grabbing Hand

Government Pathologies and Their Cures

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$37.00 • £32.95 • €33.95

ISBN 9780674010147

Publication Date: 09/30/2002


288 pages

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

11 line illustrations, 29 tables


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  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Perspectives on Government
  • 2. Princes and Merchants: European City Growth before the Industrial Revolution
  • 3. The Allocation of Talent: Implications for Growth
  • 4. Why Is Rent Seeking So Costly to Growth?
  • 5. Corruption
  • 6. Pervasive Shortages under Socialism
  • 7. The Politics of Market Socialism
  • 8. A Theory of Privatization
  • 9. Politicians and Firms
  • 10. Privatization in the United States
  • 11. Government in Transition
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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