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The Tyranny of the Market

Why You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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$50.50 • £40.95 • €45.50

ISBN 9780674025813

Publication Date: 10/15/2007


216 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

5 line illustrations, 6 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Theory
    • 1. Markets and the Tyranny of the Majority
    • 2. Are “Lumpy” Markets a Problem?
  • II. Empirical Evidence
    • 3. Who Benefits Whom in Practice
    • 4. Who Benefits Whom in the Neighborhood
    • 5. Preference Minorities as Citizens and Consumers
  • III. Market Solutions and Their Limits
    • 6. Market Enlargement and Consumer Liberation
    • 7. Fixed Costs, Product Quality, and Market Size
    • 8. Trade and the Tyranny of Alien Majorities
    • 9. Salvation through New Technologies
  • IV. Policy Solutions and Their Limits
    • 10. Government Subsidies and Insufficient Demand
    • 11. Books and Liquor: Two Case Studies
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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