Source book in economics, (1912) PDF book by Frank A. Fetter

Sourcebook in economics

Source book in economics

Frank Albert Fetter was an American economist of the Austrian School. Fetter's treatise, The Principles of Economics, contributed to an increased American interest in the Austrian School, including the theories of Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Friedrich von Wieser, Ludwig von Mises, and Friedrich Hayek




Content of the book


I MARKETS AND PRICES. 

1. Origin of exchange Herbert Spencer 3 

2. Origin of markets and market prices Henry C. Maine 8 

3. Odd prices and bargains in retail trade Robert C. Brooks 15 

4. Some seasonal price-variations Henry C. Taylor. 25 
_ 6. Marketing of farm products Frank Andrews . . 34 

C. Farm products and consumers' prices Secretary Wilson *8 

7. An unsalable food surplus The New York Times. 58 

II WEALTH AND ITS USES. 

8. Rentals of urban real estate Richard M. Hurd . . 81 

9. Housing and rents in American towns British Board 

of Trade 68 

10. The farmer's woodlot George F. Warren .... 75 

11. Hauling from farms to shipping points U. S. Department of Agriculture 81 

 12. Land from the waters Nathaniel S. Shaler . . .91 

13. Conservation of National resources National Conservation Commission 102 

14. Depreciation in cotton factories Tariff Board. .117 

III CAPITAL AND INVESTMENT. 

16. Capitalization and urban land-values Richard M. Hurd 120 

^ 18. Some examples of increasing land-values C. B. Fille brown 130 

17. The New York exchanges Governor Hughes' Commission 138 

IV LABOR AND POPULATION. 

18. Differences in efficiency of weavers Tariff Board. 157 

19. Conservation of human life Irving Fisher . . .163 

20. Wages of farm labor George K. Holmes . . . .176 

21. Real wages in American towns -British Board of Trade 184 

22. Immigration and conditions of labor J. W. Jenks and W. J. Lauck 187 

(23. Wages and cost of living British Board of Trade. 199 

24. Cotton mill efficiency and machinery Tariff Board. 206 

25. The minimum rate policy D. A. McCabe . . . .214 

IV COSTS, PROFITS, AND MONOPOLY. 

26. Prices and farm management Henry C. Taylor . . 228 

27. Some findings on cotton manufactures Tariff Board 233 

28. Cost of production in the steel industry Commissioner of Corporations 247 

29. The Standard Oil trust Commissioner of Corporations 255 

30. Water-power development in the United States Commissioner of Corporations 265 

VI PRIVATE INCOMES AND SOCIAL WELFARE. 

31. The standard of life Mrs. Bernard Bosanquet . . 275 

32. The influence of income on standards of life Robert C. Chapin 284 

33. Economic causes as affecting political history W. M. Daniels 292 

VIII THE STATE AND INDUSTRY. 

34. Gold production, 1890-1910 Director of the Mint. 303 

35. The National bank's Comptroller of the Currency. 314 

36. Plan for monetary legislation National Monetary Commission 324 

37. The trade balance of the United States George Parish 337 

38. Some findings on wool Tariff Board 347 

39. Findings on the wool tariff President Taft . . .358 

40. The Interstate Commerce Act Act of Congress. .361 

41. Railroad values and rates Interstate Commerce Commission 368 

42. Railroads as national assets Interstate Commerce Commission 379 

43. Sherman Anti-trust law Act of Congress . . . .383 

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