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consumer case for socialism by Martin Smith

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Published by Fabian Society in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementMartin Smith.
SeriesFabian tract -- 513
ContributionsFabian Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination32p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22641096M
ISBN 100716305135

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