The problem of economic order / by C.E. Ayres ...

By: Ayres, Clarence Edwin, 1891-1972Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, inc. [c1938]Description: vi, 92 p. 23 cmSubject(s): EconomicsDDC classification: 330.1 LOC classification: HB 172 | .A9 1938
Contents:
1. The machine process and economic order - 2. Program of study --
I. The rise of modern industry - 3. The industrial revolution - 4. The machine age - 5. Early industrial development - 6. The dram of invention and discovery - 7. The world origin of the great inventions - 8. The fertile soil of European culture - 9. The meaning of industrial revolution --
II. The economy of free private enterprise - 10. The meaning of free private enterprise - 11. Property and contract - 12. Money and the mercantile fallacy - 13. The price system - 14. Capital and the mercantile fallacy --
III. The classical theory of prices - 15. The "natural laws" of economics - 16. "value" and the "law of supply and demand" - 17. "Marginal utility" and the greatest good - 18. "Price equals cost of production" - 19. The "factors of production" - 20. "Productivity": The apotheosis of capital --
IV. The twilight of competition - 21. The importance of competition - 22. The combination of movement - 23. The failure of trust-busting - 24. Giant power and price control - 25. The eclipse of free trade - 26. Farewell to normalcy --
V. The condition of economic progress - 27. Poverty and progress - 28. The paradox of plenty - 29. "The absence of essential institutions" - 30. Toward economic order - 31. World order.
Summary: "... The present essay is an attempt to introduce the reader to that world. It opens with a distinction between technology and institutions, not because Veblen made and emphasized such a distinction, but because the growth of modern industry must be understood as a technological process if we are to emancipate ourselves of the dogmas of commercialism."
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HB 172 .A9 1938 (Browse shelf) Not For Loan Minor spine damage, ink stain and signature on cover. NPML18110008

After roman numeral pagination, first numerated page is 3.

1. The machine process and economic order - 2. Program of study --

I. The rise of modern industry - 3. The industrial revolution - 4. The machine age - 5. Early industrial development - 6. The dram of invention and discovery - 7. The world origin of the great inventions - 8. The fertile soil of European culture - 9. The meaning of industrial revolution --

II. The economy of free private enterprise - 10. The meaning of free private enterprise - 11. Property and contract - 12. Money and the mercantile fallacy - 13. The price system - 14. Capital and the mercantile fallacy --

III. The classical theory of prices - 15. The "natural laws" of economics - 16. "value" and the "law of supply and demand" - 17. "Marginal utility" and the greatest good - 18. "Price equals cost of production" - 19. The "factors of production" - 20. "Productivity": The apotheosis of capital --

IV. The twilight of competition - 21. The importance of competition - 22. The combination of movement - 23. The failure of trust-busting - 24. Giant power and price control - 25. The eclipse of free trade - 26. Farewell to normalcy --

V. The condition of economic progress - 27. Poverty and progress - 28. The paradox of plenty - 29. "The absence of essential institutions" - 30. Toward economic order - 31. World order.

"... The present essay is an attempt to introduce the reader to that world. It opens with a distinction between technology and institutions, not because Veblen made and emphasized such a distinction, but because the growth of modern industry must be understood as a technological process if we are to emancipate ourselves of the dogmas of commercialism."

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