Cover: International commodity agreements; bonanza or illusion?

International commodity agreements; bonanza or illusion?

Published 1966

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A discussion of international commodity agreements and their relation to pressures for world commodity controls exerted by underdevelopd countries seeking to stabilize and increase their export earnings. The author predicts that no panacea will emerge and that the commodity problem will be dominant in the world's political economy as long as long as the economic welfare of most people depends on markets for food and raw materials.

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