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Public attitudes to economic policy in East and West: efficiency subsidies and public ownership

Sikora, Joanna


During the last two decades of the 20th century, the predominant opinion among elites in most Western nations has been that market economies, competition, free trade, and minimal government regulation are more efficient than government ownership of the economy. Throughout the West government policy has steadily shifted toward freeing market forces within nations and the globalization of trade between nations; changes in Eastern Europe have been even more dramatic. But it is by no means clear...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Research in social stratification and mobility vol. 23
DOI: 10.1016/S0276-5624(05)23008-1


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