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The Voice of the Poor

Essays in Economic and Political Persuasion

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674942967

Publication Date: 01/01/1984


96 pages

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

Not for sale in India

Piously but astutely, Galbraith hits the shared American and Soviet penchant for ignoring historical evolution in their rush to implant advanced capitalism or socialism in infant nations’ economies. He lucidly shows how newly free nations with self-governing urges confound ‘imperialist’ politics. Finally, he assails the tragic stupidities inherent in U.S. and Soviet arms sales to poor countries, to conclude with prayers for the future.The Los Angeles Times Book Review

A concise and enlightened view of the currently most widely held theories on economic development.The Washington Post Book World

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