Prosperity Versus Planning: How Government Stifles Economic Growth

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Index
Achnacarry Agreement of 1928, 191
Afghanistan, 4, 149
Africa: arable land in, 65, 66; capital flight in, 152; economic decline in, 72-74; economic future of, 78-80; famine in, 61, 63, 72, 76, 128; food production in, 63-65, 72-80, 143-44; foreign aid for, 143-44, 158; government marketing boards in, 207, 214; investment sector in, 78; nonfarm sector in, 77; per capita income in, 73; physical resources in, 99; poverty in, 74-78; underpopulation in, 128. See also individual countries
Aggregate data: conclusions regarding, 17; First and Second World conditions and, 15- 17; First and Third World conditions and, 14-15, 17; margin of error in, 9-10; political problems with, 13-14; technical problems with, 10-13
Agriculture: availability of arable land for, 64- 66, 71-72; government intervention in, 74- 77, 133; mortality rates and, 115-16; population growth and, 106, 116; socialism, capitalism and, 80-82; technological advances in, 67-69, 80-81; transition from hunting and gathering to, 133-34. See also Food production
Ahmed, Osman, 46
Akinsanya, Adeoye, 181
Albania, 16
Allende, Salvadore, 188
Allocation of resources: by Central Planning Board, 26, 27; in market economy, 20-21
Altruistic behavior, 52
Aluminum, 89, 98
American Petroleum Institute, 191
Anderson, Gary, 8, 38-39
Andreski, Stanislav, 210
Aquaculture, 71
Arable land: availability of, 64-66, 71-72; transformation of, 66-67
Arbenz, Guzman, Jacobo, 187
Arella, Oswaldo Lopez, 184
Argentina: arable land and food production in, 65; foreign debt of, 152; public-sector corruption in, 210
Aristotle, 44
Armas, Castillo, 187
Ashland Oil, 185
Australia, 3
Automobiles: ownership of, 14-15; production of, 174-75
Avery, Dennis, 71, 72, 148
Ayittey, George, 46, 152, 180
Ayres, Robert, 159
Baby boom, 120. See also Population growth
Bangladesh: educational expenditures in, 14; food production in, 63-64; foreign aid for, 142, 147, 157
Barnet, Richard, 173, 180
Bartlett, Bruce, 35
Batkin, Leonid, 103 n.6
Bauer, Peter: on culture, 49; on economic development, 161, 167, 178, 181; on First and Third Worlds, 4, 46; on foreign aid, 140, 155; on immigrants and development, 202; on income statistics, 10; on Westernization, 117, 181, 202
Bayley, David, 204
Beckerman, Wilfred, 95
Beckmann, Petr, 97
Benedict, Burton, 114
Berle, Adolf, 188
Biotechnology: impact on agriculture of, 70- 71; used in Africa, 76-77
Birdzell, L. F., 17, 43
Black, Eli, 185
Black market, 12, 216
Blackmail, 184
Bolivia, 65
Bosch, Juan, 188
Boserup, Ester, 127
Botswana, 46
Bovard, James, 147
Brandt Commission Report, 4, 139, 159, 172

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • I - Theoretical Framework 1
  • 1 - The Three Worlds 3
  • 2 - Economy, Government, and Culture 19
  • II - The Key Variables 59
  • 3 - Food 61
  • 4 - Resources 84
  • Notes 102
  • 5 - Population 104
  • III - Economic Development: Engines and Obstacles 137
  • 6 - Foreign Aid 139
  • 7 - Multinationals 162
  • 8 - Migration 194
  • 9 - Corruption 204
  • Note 218
  • IV - Conclusion: The Enabling Environment 219
  • 10 - Property, Law, and Development 221
  • Notes 245
  • References 247
  • Index 265
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