TITLE

ECONOMICS

PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
American Enterprise;Sep2001, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents summaries of articles on economics. `Whom the Gods Would Destroy, or How Not to Deregulate,' by Alfred Khan; `Inequality and Happiness: Are Europeans and Americans Different?,' by Alberto Alesina et al; `The Trust About Light Trucks,' by Douglas Coate and James Vanderhoff.
ACCESSION #
5032581

 

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