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Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion Paperback – January 1, 1981

ISBN-13: 978-0674259867 ISBN-10: 0674259866 Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674259866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674259867
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Robert Stewart on August 27, 2008
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this is a gem, and absolute classic. Chapter 1, entitled "The Grail of Equality" is alone worth the cost of the book. Peter Bauer is an excellent writer and his exposure of the foreign aid mess is a salutary lesson on the incompetence of governments to end poverty.

Buy this book as soon as you can.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter D. Reimer on June 24, 2013
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Great arguments. Well written. I got this book because Thomas Sowell, one of my favorite authors, recommended it in an article. I am very happy I bought it. Full of great arguments you won't hear anywhere else.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ted Bartelstone on July 17, 2013
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A common sense, deeply detailed explanation of worldwide economic development. Common assumptions, many of them widely held, are exposed as untrue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CHARLES R WELFARE JR on September 14, 2013
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Tough read for the layman, but very easy to understand Thomas Sowell's recommendation. All liberals should read this book; it will probably change some attitudes.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Al from Chicago on June 17, 2011
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I wish I had time to give a "real" review of this book. It is a must-read, especially if you are interested in ways to help the poor and less fortunate around the world. Excellent. Get it now.
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