Social Aspects of Industry: A Survey of Labor Problems and Causes of Industrial Unrest

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Our great increase in production has not followed an even course. It has reflected the fluctuations of the business cycle. Although increased industrial production has generally been accompanied by rising price levels, such was not the case from 1921 to 1928, during which period production increased without the lure of rising prices.Economic prosperity is conditioned by an abundance of natural resources in proportion to population. It is further conditioned by the state of the arts and by the intelligence and education of its people. In these respects the United States is fortunate.The present industrial revolution in this country is responsible for our increasing prosperity. In brief, this important movement involves the increased use of power resources, the increased mechanization of industry, the introduction of improved processes, mass production, and the decrease of waste by scientific management within industry and consolidation among industries.National prosperity does not guarantee individual prosperity. Although the national income is large enough to afford an average family wage which would be more than sufficient to maintain a decent standard of living for all, it does not follow that such is the case. The problems of economic inequality, inadequate wages, and poverty will be discussed in the following chapters.
Collateral Reading
BYE R. T., "Principles of Economics", chap. 2.
BYE R. T. and HEWETT W. W., "Applied Economics", chaps. 2 and 3.
BOUCKE O. F., "Principles of Economics", vol. 1, chap. 6.
FISHER I., "Principles of Economics", chaps. 3 and 4.
TUGWELL R. G., MUNRO T., and STRYKEN R. E., "American Economic Life", chaps. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

References
CHASE S., "Tragedy of Waste".
COBS C. W. and DOUGLAS P. H., "A Theory of Production", American Economic Review, Supplement March, 1928.
Federated American Engineering Societies, Report on "Waste in Industry".
KELSEY C., "Physical Basis of Society".
KING W. I., "Wealth and Income of the People of the United States".
National Bureau of Economic Research, Income in the Various States, 1919, 1920
and 1921," Income in the United States, 1309- 1918.
STEWART W. W., "An Index Number of Producdon", American Economic Review, March, 1921.
THOMAS W., "Economic Significance of Increased Efficiency of American Industry", American Economic Review, Supplement March, 1928.
TUGWELL R. G., "Industry's C oming of Age".
U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, series of articles on industrial productivity by E. Clague, July, October, November, December, 1926.
U. S. Census Bureau, Reports.

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