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A National Academy of Sciences symposium held in Washington, D.C., Apr. 30, 1969, which was organized by the Urban Institute and moderated by William Gorham.
|Statement||[by] Kenneth J. Arrow [and others]|
|Contributions||Arrow, Kenneth Joseph, 1921-, Gorham, William, 1930-, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), Urban Institute.|
|LC Classifications||HT107 .U73|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||79|
|LC Control Number||73120085|
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