The end of economic growth what does it mean for American society? by Seymour W. Itzkoff

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • Economic forecasting -- United States,
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementby Seymour W. Itzkoff ; with a pref. by Paul Hollander.
LC ClassificationsHC106.84 .I89 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23697044M
ISBN 100773446680
ISBN 109780773446687
LC Control Number2009033812

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