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Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book addresses one of development’s major issues: that during the early phases of economic development, there are often serious conflicts between the interests of town and country. The Corn Law ... More


Rural–Urban Prices in Open Economies

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An analysis is begun of the basic question of how the burden of financing economic development in less developed countries (LDCs) should be shared between those in the urban and rural sectors. An ... More


Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Colin Fisher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones ... More


Introduction: Roughing It Smoothly

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses how the nature-loving antimodernism of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was shaped by innumerable actors, including writers, painters, philosophers, ... More


Furusato Boom, Kaminoseki Bust

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the concept of furusato, which literally means “old village.” It can also be translated as “hometown,” a term that captures the sense of roots, tradition, and nostalgic ... More


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