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The Export Cult
A Global Display Of Economic Distortions

ISBN 9780367307486
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

This book deals with several general themes and the analytical tools, the most important of which is VALAD. It discusses the impact of export subsidies on the economy and evaluates the evidence and conjectures on the role of OECD exports in the nineties.

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Rules and the Tricks -- There is a moral aspect -- The merits of imports -- Schacht – the pioneer -- Britain’s export evangelist -- Aid for importers -- Exporters are penalised -- Some assorted illegalities -- The theory and practice of VALAD -- The inequality of export-dollars -- Statistical games -- A Catalogue of Crutches -- Oblique subventions -- An honest export subsidy -- Invidious compounds -- A benign welcome for foreigners -- The victimisation of foreigners -- Insurance -- Cheap money -- The abuse of foreign aid -- Import Entitlements -- Tax abatements -- Miscellanea -- Some Unpalatable Consequences -- Barren exports -- Devaluations -- Domestic demand -- Inflation -- Capital goods -- The scourge of countertrade -- Heretical Formulae -- There are alternatives -- We are entitled to know -- Free trade and full employment -- Free trade and no full employment -- Supporting Material -- The swapping game -- The astute Poles -- Exports sanctify mergers -- The textile-dollars of Colombia -- Barbara Castle -- The Republic of Ireland -- Export salesmen -- The royal bestowal of praise -- Business entertainment -- Company reports

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Alex Rubner