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[measuring national wealth adjusting for pollution and depleted resources]
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[Does globalization especially hurt poor workers in the developing countries?]
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The Region, May 2004: 4-22.
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[Giving the poor proper title to what they own]
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Internet Resources for Economists
CIA World Factbook