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Published by Fraser Institute in [Vancouver, B.C.] .
Written in English


  • Free enterprise.,
  • Economic history.,
  • Economic development.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, Walter Block.
ContributionsLawson, Robert, 1967-, Block, Walter, 1941-, Fraser Institute (Vancouver, B.C.)
LC ClassificationsHB95 .G89 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 308 p. :
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL596070M
ISBN 100889751579
LC Control Number96188380

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