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Wealth of Nations in Crisis
Wealth of Nations in Crisis
By Ronald C. Nairn
Bayland, 1979, 289 pp

If peasants were allowed to get on with the job without the inhibitions that come from instability, ideology, politics, governments, bureaucracy, environmentalists and some other sources, there would be a lot more food in the world. This is the essential message of an argumentative, somewhat garrulous but often entertaining book by an Arizona businessman with land interests in Asia who stems from Ireland via New Zealand, the RAF, Asian diplomatic and military service and a Yale Ph.D. in international relations.