Political arithmetic of the world economics by Block, Herbert.

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  • Economic history -- 1971-1990.

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Bibliography: p. 89-90.

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StatementHerbert Block.
SeriesThe Washington papers ;, v. 2, 15, A Sage policy paper, Washington papers ;, 15.
LC ClassificationsHC59 .B583
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 90 p. ;
Number of Pages90
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Open LibraryOL5070175M
ISBN 100803904665
LC Control Number74079045

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