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Butterfly Economics

A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior

by Paul Ormerod

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Published by Basic Books .
Written in English


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Number of Pages240
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Open LibraryOL7593803M
ISBN 100465053564
ISBN 109780465053568

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