The Grabbing Hand: Government Pathologies and Their Cures (Paperback)
  • The Grabbing Hand: Government Pathologies and Their Cures (Paperback)
zoom

The Grabbing Hand: Government Pathologies and Their Cures (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£24.95
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 02/09/2002
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In many countries, public sector institutions impose heavy burdens on economic life: heavy and arbitrary taxes retard investment, regulations enrich corrupt bureaucrats, state firms consume national wealth, and the most talented people turn to rent-seeking rather than productive activities. As a consequence of such predatory policies--described in this book as the grabbing hand of the state--entrepreneurship lingers and economies stagnate. The authors of this collection of essays describe many of these pathologies of a grabbing hand government, and examine their consequences for growth. The essays share a common viewpoint that political control of economic life is central to the many government failures that we observe. Fortunately, a correct diagnosis suggests the cures, including the best strategies of fighting corruption, privatization of state firms, and institutional building in the former socialist economies. Depoliticization of economic life emerges as the crucial theme of the appropriate reforms. The book describes the experiences with the grabbing hand government and its reform in medieval Europe, developing countries, transition economies, as well as today's United States.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674010147
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 227 x 144 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Euro
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Taxes in America
Added to basket
Non-Resident & Offshore Tax Planning
Added to basket
Treasure Islands
Added to basket
Taxation: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Public Finance and Public Policy
Added to basket
The Euro Trap
Added to basket
£26.49
Hardback
Know Your Rights
Added to basket
£11.50
Paperback
HMRC - Her Majesty's Roller Coaster
Added to basket
Economic Evaluation in Health Care
Added to basket
The State of Welfare
Added to basket
Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes
Added to basket
Public Economics
Added to basket
£55.99
Paperback
Small Business Taxes For Dummies
Added to basket
The Frackers
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.