Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts : Myths and Morals of US Economic History

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These essays discuss topics in economic history that have a direct relevance to present policy debates, including banking regulation, immigration, and Third-World development policies. Each essay explores the role of government policies in the outcome of events. Contributors include: Julian and Rita Simon, Robert Higgs, Price Fishback, Elyce Rotella, Barry Eichengreen, Terry Anderson, Susan Phillips, and Richard more

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  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 172.72 x 246.38 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195066332
  • 9780195066333

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"McCloskey combines his talents with those of many of his closest professional colleagues to produce an enticing set of relatively short essays that use economic history to illustrate the pitfalls and promise for contemporary public policy problems....A delightful volume."--Choice"The caliber of the reasoning and the presentation of the historical evidence will place this book at the center of economic policy debates. It will be read by those who agree with the argument and, more important, by those who expect to disagree with it. Second Thoughts is an excellent volume to be used by students as well as by general readers."--Stanley R. Engerman, University of Rochester; coauthor of Time on the Cross"Second Thoughts reaches conclusions that will challenge people of every political persuasion."--Rocky Mountain Newsshow more

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