Public Finance and the Price System
Macmillan Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1994 - Business & Economics - 566 pages
Focusing on questions and techniques in public finance, this edition aims to provide a balanced coverage of expenditure policies, and includes a new chapter on deficit finance, as well as examinations of social security, health care, tax laws and other governmental policies.
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Overview of Public Sector Fiscal Operations
The Price System
Public Goods and the Free Rider Problem
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