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Books on Economics and Economy

-Elementary Principles of Economics | by Richard T. Ely and George Ray Wicker
A text-book to teachers and students of economics
-Economics In Two Volumes: Volume I. Economic Principles | by Frank A. Fetter
This text makes practical application of the theories treated in "Principles of Economics" to such matters as money, banking, international trade, labor organizations, agricultural economics, trusts, taxation, insurance, immigration, and similar topics. The book was completely revised in 1922; hence it considers economic matters in the light of the changed conditions following the World War. The volume is equipped with charts, diagrams, statistical tables, reference reading lists, and other numerous helps for both the teacher and the student.
-Economics In Two Volumes: Volume II. Modern Economic Problems | by Frank A. Fetter
In this revised edition every chapter has been rewritten with reference to the momentous events that have filled the years since 1916, when the first edition of this work appeared. The statements of facts and figures have so far as possible been brought down to date. The materials formerly constituting the first two chapters have been distributed under other headings. New sections appear in every chapter, and new chapters have been added in the treatment of money, insurance, transportation, and socialism. Numerous charts have been added which, it is hoped, will be helpful to the reader. Most of these have been reproduced from charts prepared for the use of the author's classes, and others have been taken from various sources. A brief list of references has been appended to each chapter.
-Outlines of Public Finance | by Merlin Harold Hunter
Interest in fiscal problems has grown rapidly. Twenty-five years ago the subject matter of Public Finance aroused comparatively little discussion. While public expenditures were continually on the increase, wealth and population were increasing more rapidly, so that no greater per capita burden was felt by the citizen. To-day the situation is different. The demands upon the public purse have become so large, because of extended and increased governmental activities, that the burden of taxes has begun to be felt, and in many cases it has begun to cut deeply. A few decades ago, therefore, the principles of Public Finance primarily commanded the interest of public officials, while at present the citizen upon whom the tax burdens fall is also interested. He is beginning to ask what is being done with the funds he has paid in taxes, whether he is paying more than his share, whether the funds are properly handled, and what can be done to secure a better fiscal system.
-Elementary Economics | by Charles Manfred Thompson
With Special Reference To Social And Business Conditions In The United States
-Commerce and Finance | by O. M. Powers
The book is a combination of history and economics. It relates to both the past and present. In the first 146 pages of the book, embracing a history of commerce and of banking, a foundation is laid for the proper consideration of the subjects which follow. In dealing with historical facts we have aimed to show why commerce flowed in certain channels at certain times and the influences which have affected its progress and development. In the discussion of the various subjects which follow, the aim has constantly been to reach the basic principles underlying each, to discover the theories upon which business is done. Necessarily the subjects could not be treated in exhaustive detail in a work of this size, but the most important features are set forth, and a basis is thus furnished for those who wish to pursue any special line of study farther into its details and intricacies.
-Source Book In Economics | by Frank Albert Fetter
Selected and edited for the use of college classes.
-The Dogs And The Fleas | by Frederic Scrimshaw
Henry Ward Beecher, in a sermon shortly before his death, said America was going through a period of disgrace. This was true; for there had come to pass, what the prophetic Lincoln had foretold, that, as the result of the war, monopolies had been enthroned, that had filled the land with corruption and imperilled the liberties of the people. Today the period of disgrace is worse than then, for the corrupt tree which was then bearing so luxuriant a crop has had several years more in which to develop its fruit-bearing capacity.
-The Principles Of Economics With Applications To Practical Problems | by Frank A. Fetter
This book had its beginning ten years ago in a series of brief discussions supplementing a text used in the classroom. Their purpose was to amend certain theoretical views even then generally questioned by economists, and to present most recent opinions on some other questions. These critical comments evolved into a course of lectures following an original outline, and were at length reduced to manuscript in the form of a stenographic report made from day to day in the class-room. The propositions printed in italics were dictated to the class, to give the key-note to the main divisions of the argument. Repeated revisions have shortened the text, cut out many digressions and illustrations, and remedied many of the faults both of thought and of expression; but no effort has been made to conceal or alter the original and essential character of the simple, informal, classroom talks by teacher to student. To this origin are traceable many conversational phrases and local illustrations, and the occasional use of the personal form of address...
-Introduction To Economics | by Frank O'Hara
The attempt is made in the following pages to present the elementary principles of economics clearly and in a small compass. The author trusts that this presentation in brief form will prove helpful not only to the general reader but also to the student who is making a beginning in economics and who often finds that the diffuseness of the text serves to obscure the principles which he is trying to grasp.
-Political Economy For The People | by George Tucker
The following pages are, in substance, a compendium of the lectures on Political Economy delivered by the author in the University of Virginia, with such alterations and additions as his further experience and reflection have suggested. They are now offered to the public under the belief that the subject is one of peculiar importance to a free people, whose will often directs and controls the policy of the State; and who, when they do not exert that influence, ought to know how far the sentiments of the candidates for their favor are in accordance with the true principles of national prosperity.
-On The Modern Science Of Economics | by Henry Dunning MacLeod
It is a matter of common notoriety that while economists, in this country at least, have during the last three-quarters of a century achieved a series of great successes, the science of Political Economy itself, or Economics as it may more aptly, and is now becoming more usually termed, is in a most unsatisfactory state; and, indeed, a very large number of persons deny that there is any intelligible science of Economics at all...
-Indian Finance. Three Essays | by Henry Fawcett
The three Essays which form the chief contents of this volume were published last year in the Nineteenth Century, and I wish to express my best thanks to my friend, Mr. James Knowles, the Editor of that Review, for his kind courtesy in permitting their republication. In some introductory remarks I have endeavoured to show the importance of placing the present system of financial control on a different basis. Although it is generally supposed that the entire control over the expenditure of the revenues of India was vested in the Council of the Secretary of State by the Government of India Act of 1858, yet by an Act which was passed in 1869 the tenure of the office of the Members of Council was materially modified, and the discussion which took place when this Act was passing through Parliament plainly shows that the law had been left in a state of such extreme uncertainty by the Act of 1858 as to make inquiry into the entire subject by a Parliamentary Committee urgently necessary.
-The Economics Of Railroad Construction | by Walter Loring Webb, C.E.
In many cases, instead of merely substituting other data for that compiled about six years ago, the author thought it would be advisable, in order to make forcible conclusions, to give both sets of figures and point out the changes occurring in the last five or six years and their significance. He also added some tabular statements on various kinds of traffic, for instance, VIa, VI6, and VIc, the data for which were not available when the first edition was published and he believes that its value, presented as it is, in condensed figures, will be seen, and the average reader will thereby avoid the necessity of compiling these matters for himself.
-The Wheel Of Wealth: Being A Reconstruction Of The Science And Art Of Political Economy On The Lines Of Modern Evolution | By John Beattie Crozier
The Spectator says: The book of a very able man. The testimony which we are compelled to give to the high ability of this ambitious work is completely impartial. Full of original criticism. Great literary faculty. A book far less superficial than Mr. Buckle's.

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