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Socialism for Twenty-Two Families

Socialism for Twenty-Two Families H K P Industrial Concentration and Economic Power in Pakistan by Lawrence J White; Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1974, New Jersey; pp xii + 212, ONE of the by-products of the activities of American universities and Foundations in various developing countries has been that studies on aspects of these countries' economies which might otherwise have remained unexplored have become available. It is true that, if studies on the same subject by competent local economists were available, they might possibly have more depth and understanding of local problems and institutions which foreign students are not likely to acquire within the short period of their acquaintance with these countries. But since prominent economists in many developing countries work either for government or for international institutions, they are usually not free to write frank appraisals and analyses on the more controversial aspects of their economies. The only studies on such subjects that become available are those by foreign visitors. The present study on the concentration of economic power in Pakistan's industrial sector belongs to this category, and is therefore welcome as a net addition to the not-very- extensive literature on this subject.

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