Economics

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Macmillan, 1902 - Economics - 404 pages
 

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Page 405 - We question if any other book before has achieved quite the important service to what may be termed theoretic municipalism. . . . One that all those interested in municipal matters should read. . . . Moderate in tone, sound in argument, and impartial in its conclusions, it is a work that deserves to carry weight." — London Liberal. " Here is without doubt one of the most trenchant and scholarly contributions to political science of recent writing, remarkable for analytical power and lucidity of...
Page 405 - BY FRANK J. GOODNOW, LL.D., Professor of Administrative Law, Columbia University in the City of New York. Cloth. i6mo. $1.50, net. COMMENTS. "Indeed, we doubt if any author has achieved such eminent success in the solution of the difficult problems of city government as the author of the present work.
Page 406 - THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, 66 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK. BY THE Right Hon. JAMES BRYCE, DCL, Author of " The Holy Roman Empire
Page iii - Long experience in the popular exposition of the principles of political economy has given Dr. Edward Thomas Devine peculiar qualifications for the preparation of a text-book upon this subject, and his recently published 'Economies...
Page 405 - FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK. MUNICIPAL HOME RULE. A Study in Administration. BY FRANK J. GOODNOW, LL.D., Professor of Administrative Law, Columbia University in the City of New York. Cloth.
Page 406 - A scholarly, thoughtful, and independent criticism of municipal experiences and the plans now urged to better municipal conditions. . . . The volume is an exceptionally valuable one to close students of municipal affairs.
Page 87 - A yields a utility of ten units, its succeeding increments may be represented as diminishing uniformly in utility until of the eleventh or final increment the utility is zero. The first increment of B yields it may be but eight units, the first increment of C six units, and the first increment of D three units. If we assume for convenience that there are only these four commodities from which to choose, the various increments, each designated by the number expressing its utility, may be arranged...
Page 264 - ... production in the possession of individuals or communities are merely means for the attainment of their ends, and are not things desired on their own account, and hence, from the stand-point of the consumer, are unfinished produce or products ; while those things like food and clothes are finished produce. A plough is so many loaves of bread partly made, while a loom and the engine which moves it are partly made coats ; that is, society, having determined to make some more bread and coats, is...
Page 88 - That it would be only after six hours' labor, of which four had been given to food and two to clothing, that sufficient pleasure could be derived from shelter to furnish an inducement to devote a portion of the time to the task of securing shelter. The corresponding numbers in the different columns represent different utilities, equal in amount and equally difficult of acquisition. If each separate desire could be completely satisfied, it would be found that ten increments of A, eight of B, six of...

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