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The Scope of Government and the Wealth of Nations


  • James Gwartney
  • Randal Holcombe
  • Robert Lawson


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  • James Gwartney & Randal Holcombe & Robert Lawson, 1998. "The Scope of Government and the Wealth of Nations," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, vol. 18(2), pages 163-190, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:cto:journl:v:18:y:1998:i:2:p:163-190

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    1. McCormick, Robert E & Shughart, William F, II & Tollison, Robert D, 1984. "The Disinterest in Deregulation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 74(5), pages 1075-1079, December.
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