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You will receive an e-book quickly and it is free. During our working hours, you can be reading the book in minutes. A link to download the book will be sent by e-mail and the e-book will be viewable for 90 days, when it will expire. E-book requests are approved and fulfilled within three working days.

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Book Title: Birth and Fortune
Author: Richard A. Easterlin
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Paper: 9780226180328

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