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The Growth of the Relative Size of Government

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  • Thomas E. Borcherding

    (Claremont Graduate University)

  • Dong Lee

    (Claremont Graduate University)

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    Paper provided by Claremont Colleges in its series Claremont Colleges Working Papers with number 2002-05.

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