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Economists Can Be Bad for Your Health

Second Thoughts on the Dismal Science

by George P. Brockway

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


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Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL7456858M
ISBN 100393315061
ISBN 109780393315066
OCLC/WorldCa36365962

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