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THE BEAUTIFUL TREE

by James Tooley

The book follows James Tooley in his travels from the largest shanty town in Africa to the mountains of Gansu, China, and of the children, parents, teachers, and entrepreneurs who taught him that the poor are not waiting for educational handouts.

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HOW CHINA BECAME CAPITALIST

by Ronald Coase and Nina Wang

Published in 2012, the book makes new claims about the role of spontaneous private behavior in driving economic reforms, with the Communist Party moving slowly out of the way.

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