Creating Capital: Money-making as an Aim in Business

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Houghton Mifflin, 1918 - Business - 72 pages
 

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Page 36 - honesty is the best policy" and "do unto others as you would want others to do unto you" are two examples of instrumental value.
Page 26 - ... under-developed countries seeking to compress centuries of social experience into a single generation and to advance from the ox-cart to the steel-mill in a single leap. The passion for forced-draft modernization imposes on these nations an exceedingly difficult and tangible economic problem : that is, to produce as much as possible and consume as little as possible so there will be savings enough to maintain a high rate of capital investment. It imposes on them also a less tangible but equally...
Page 72 - ... capital. The economic reasoning as to the benefits of saving and accumulation of capital to the worker and to society in general is for the most part orthodox. Profits are regarded as the test of workableness and success of business efforts, the criterion of serviceability to mankind. The conclusion is that "thrift, the creation of capital for one's self and for the race, comes into conflict with no other proper aim in life, but on the contrary constitutes a fundamental duty to society, to the...
Page 1 - THE object of this paper is to discuss money-making ; to examine its prevalence as an aim among people generally and the moral standards which obtain among those who consciously seek to make money.

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