Publications of the American Economic Association: 1886-1887, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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The Association, 1886 - Economics
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Includes the Papers and proceedings of the annual meeting.
  

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Page 429 - That at no time shall more than one-half of the funds in the treasury of the corporation be applicable to the demands of withdrawing stockholders, without the consent of the board of directors, and that no stockholder shall be entitled to withdraw, whose stock is held in pledge for security.
Page 522 - But though a better organization of governments would greatly diminish the force of the objection to the mere multiplication of their duties, it would still remain true that in all the more advanced communities, the great majority of things are worse done by the intervention of government, than the individuals most interested in the matter would do them, or cause them to be done, if left to themselves.
Page 36 - ARTICLE V. OFFICERS. The officers of the Society shall consist of a President, three Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Council.
Page 6 - We regard the state as an educational and ethical agency whose positive aid is an indispensable condition of human progress. While we recognize the necessity of individual initiative in industrial life, we hold that the doctrine of laissez-faire is unsafe in politics and unsound in morals; and that it suggests an inadequate explanation of the relations between the state and the citizens.
Page 7 - ... conflict of labor and capital has brought into prominence a vast number of social problems, whose solution requires the united efforts, each in its own sphere, of the church, of the state, and of science. 4. In the study of the industrial and commercial policy of governments we take no partisan attitude. We believe in a progressive development of economic conditions, which must be met by a corresponding development of legislative policy.
Page 358 - ... he still resides, though in other business, as full of faith as ever in the future of the ideas to which he gave some of his best years. The Worcester Gazette of January 15, 1874, thus referred to him : " Mr. Earle has resided in this city but a few years, but has won the respect and confidence of all with whom he has come in contact. In matters pertaining to horticulture, and among those interested in that pursuit, he is widely and favorably known.
Page 38 - Committee may assign to him. 3. The Treasurer shall receive and have the custody of the funds of the Association, subject to the rules of the Executive Committee.
Page 36 - We hold that the conflict of labor and capital has brought into prominence a vast number of social problems, whose solution requires the united efforts, each in its own sphere, of the church, of the state, and of science.
Page 10 - In love, or war, or politics, or religion, or morals, it is impossible to foretell how mankind will act ; and therefore on these subjects it is impossible to reason deductively. But once place a man's ear within the ring of pounds, shillings, and pence, and his conduct can be counted on to the greatest nicety.
Page 174 - A tract containing 253 acres was purchased and paid for with preferred stock of the road, making the cost of the land about $2.50 per acre. It fronts upon Bay Lake, a beautiful sheet of water about three and a half miles long and two and a half miles wide. The land is finely timbered with oak, maple, hickory, ash and white walnut, with occasional openings. Definite arrangements have been made which give the land association control of contiguous land, and the domain of the colony practically...

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