Equality The Third World And Economic Delusion

Author : P. T. Bauer
ISBN : 0674259866
Genre : Business & Economics
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Essays examine barriers to economic growth, the struggle for economic equality, and the economic relations between the Third World and Western countries
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Author : P. T. Bauer
ISBN : OCLC:933803052
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Reality And Rhetoric

Author : P. T. Bauer
ISBN : 0674749472
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book is the culmination of P.T. Bauer's observations and reflections on Third World economies over a period of thirty years. He critically examines the central issues of market cersus centrally planned economies, industrial development, official direct and multi-national resource transfers to the Third World, immigation policy in the Third World, and economic methodology."--Back cover.
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From Subsistence To Exchange And Other Essays

Author : Lord Peter Tamas Bauer
ISBN : 9781400824649
Genre : Political Science
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Peter Bauer, a pioneer of development economics, is an incisive thinker whose work continues to influence fields from political science to history to anthropology. As Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen writes in the introduction to this book, "the originality, force, and extensive bearing of his writings have been quite astonishing." This collection of Bauer's essays reveals the full power and range of his thought as well as the central concern that underlies so much of his diverse work: the impact of people's conduct, their cultural institutions, and the policies of their governments on economic progress. The papers here cover pressing and controversial issues, including the process that transforms a subsistence economy into an exchange economy, the reputed correlation between poverty and population density, the alleged responsibility of the West for Third World poverty, the often counterproductive results of foreign aid, and the effects of egalitarian policies on individual freedoms. Bauer addresses these and other matters with clarity, verve, and wit, combining his deep understanding of economic theory and methodology with keen insights into human nature. The book is a penetrating account of how to develop a prosperous economy alongside a free and fair society and a stimulating introduction to the work of a man who has done so much to shape our modern understanding of developing economies and of the relationship of economics to the other social sciences. "This selection of essays will give readers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the rich world of cognizance and analysis erected by one of the great architects of political economy. I feel privileged to be able to offer this letter of invitation."--From the introduction by Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in economics
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Dissent On Development

Author : Péter Tamás Bauer
ISBN : 0674212827
Genre : Business & Economics
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With style and imagination, this iconoclastic work covers the major issues in development economics. In eight carefully reasoned essays, P. T. Bauer challenges most of the accepted notions and supports his views with evidence drawn from a wide range of primary sources and direct experience. The essays were selected on the basis of their interest to students and general readers from Bauer's book, Dissent on Development: Studies and Debates in Development Economics. Reviewing the previous work, the Wall Street Journal wrote: "It could have a profound impact on our thinking about the entire development question... Quite simply, it is no longer possible to discuss development economics intelligently without coming to grips with the many arguments P. T. Bauer marshalled in this extraordinary work."
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

Author : Walter Rodney
ISBN : 9781906387945
Genre : Business & Economics
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Rodney's groundbreaking analysis shows how the wealthy countries and international capitalism bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. This classic remains an essential introduction to the dynamics of Africa's relations with the West.
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States Or Markets

Author : Christopher Colclough
ISBN : 0198288115
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume examines the usefulness of neo-liberal theory and its prescriptions for tackling problems in developing countries, ranging through agriculture, industry, education, and health. It considers the impact of neo-liberal theory on the poor and on women, and assesses the neo-liberal record on trade, and financial and structural adjustment problems.
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