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Reinventing the Bazaar - by John McMillan (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Business + Money Management

Sub-Genre: Economic History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: John McMillan

Language: English

Street Date: November 17, 2003
TCIN: 77474739
UPC: 9780393323719
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-6170


From the wild swings of the stock market to the online auctions of eBay to the unexpected twists of the world's post-Communist economies, markets have suddenly become quite visible. We now have occasion to ask, "What makes these institutions work? How important are they? How can we improve them?"

Taking us on a lively tour of a world we once took for granted, John McMillan offers examples ranging from a camel trading fair in India to the $20 million per day Aalsmeer flower market in the Netherlands to the global trade in AIDS drugs. Eschewing ideology, he shows us that markets are neither magical nor immoral. Rather, they are powerful if imperfect tools, the best we've found for improving our living standards.

A New York Times Notable Book.

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