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[Xmca-l] Re: Effects of Inequality and Poverty

There are several versions of this paper on youtube when David was giving talks based on this material prior to publication, e.g., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyYCEqHOhzk

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Berliner seems to have it nailed down pretty well.

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