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1 Dam, Kenneth W. Law Growth Nexus: the Rule of Law and Economic Development
0815717202 / 9780815717201; Much of what we call the developing world has stopped developing, while growth in other regions has slowed. As a result, billions of people remain trapped in poverty, despite decades of foreign aid and lending by multilateral institutions such as the World Bank. In the past, economists prescribed liberalization and privatization to governments seeking to improve their economic performance. But dissatisfaction with these remedies in many countries left policymakers searching for new methods to jumpstart growth. In this book Kenneth Dam explores the newly ascendant view that institutions - in particular, the rule of law - play a critical role in determining which economies thrive and which lag behind. The author explains what policymakers need to know about the relationship between legal institutions and economic growth. Dam uses an extended analysis of China to assess the importance of the rule of law. This case study illustrates several of the book's central themes, including the difficulting of building a strong, independent judiciary and a first-class financial sector. 323 pages with index, references, and footnotes. 33 pages are cut short at the top; doesn't affect reading. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Brookings Institute Press
Washington, D. C., 2006, First Edition
Hardcover
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002982; 
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2 Thurow, Lester C. The Zero-Sum Society: Distribution and the Possibilities for Economic Change
0465085881 / 9780465085880; Business Week said: "A ruthlessly honest, tough-minded book on what it will take to restore the U. S. Economy to health. " As relevant today as it was twenty years ago, The Zero-Sum Society shows us how to think about the best way to balance government stewardship of the economy with the free market aspirations of upwardly mobile Americans. Interpreting macroeconomics as a zero-sum game, Thurow proposes that the American economy will not solve its trenchant problems - inflation, slow economic growth, the environment - until the political economy can support, in theory and practice, the idea that certain members of society will have to bear the brunt of taxation and other government-sponsored actions. This book is a piercing analysis of the social implications of economic policy and a classic work of economic problem solving. 230 pages including notes and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Basic Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Reprint Edition
Softcover
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001714; 
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