The Causes of Economic Fluctuations: Possibilities of Anticipation and Control

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which are decidedly anti-social. In the next chapter we shall turn to a consideration of other theories, some of which may have more foundations in fact, and none of which is as destructive in its consequences as the ones which have just been described.


REFERENCES

For discussions of the fallacies of overproduction theories see:

Mill John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy. Book I, Chs. I-V, X, XI; Book III, Chs. III, IV, XIV.

Phillips, McManus, and Nelson. Banking and the Business Cycle. The Macmillan Co., New York, 1937, Ch. IV.

Ricardo David. The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. Chs. I, XXI.

Say Jean Baptiste. A Treatise on. Political Economy. Translated from the fourth edition of the French by C. R. Prinser. Second American edition, Wells & Lilly, Boston, 1824. Book I, Clis. 10, 11, 15; Book II, Chs. 1, 3.

Senior, Nassau W. Industrial Efficiency and Social Economy. Edited by S. Leon Levy, Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1928, Part IV, Ch. 4.

An interesting analysis showing that decreasing the number of hours worked by individuals normally decreases their daily output is found in:

Florence P. Sargant. Economics of Fatigue and Unrest and the Efficiency of Labor in English and American Industry. Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1924, Chs. VI-XII.

Criticisms of oversaving appear in the following works:

Bye Raymond T., and Blodgett Ralph H. Getting and Earning, A Study of Inequality. F. S. Crofts & Co., New York, 1937, pp. 66-80.

"Capital Formation and Inequality". American Economic Review, December, 1936, pp. 607-617.

Egle Walter. "Saving, Investment, and Crisis". Journal of Political Economy, December, 1935, pp. 736-741.

Hayek F. A. Article on "Saving". The Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, The Macmillan Co., New York, 1934, Vol. 13.

Pigou A. C. The Economics of Welfare. Second edition, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., London, 1924, Part I, Ch. VI.

Smith Adam. The Wealth of Nations. Book II, Ch. III.

Snyder Carl. "Capital Supply and National Well-Being". American Economic Review, June, 1936, pp. 195-224.

Villard Henry Hilgard. "Dr. Moulton's Estimates of Saving and Investinent". American Economic Review, September, 1937, pp. 479-489.

Watkins G. P. "Economics of Saving". American Economic Review, March, 1933, pp. 61-81.

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  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Charts xiii
  • Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION 3
  • References 18
  • Chapter 2 - CHARACTERISTICS OF BUSINESS DEPRESSIONS 20
  • References 47
  • Chapter 3 - RECORD OF BUSINESS DEPRESSIONS IN THE UNITED STATES 49
  • References 72
  • Chapter 4 - MISLEADING EXPLANATIONS OF THE ORIGINS OF DEPRESSIONS 74
  • References 107
  • Chapter 5 - INADEQUATE EXPLANATIONS OF THE ORIGINS OF DEPRESSIONS 109
  • References 124
  • Chapter 6 - THE DEPRESSION CULTURE-MEDIUM 125
  • REFFRENCES 134
  • Chapter 7 - THE DEPRESSION'S ORIGIN 138
  • References 168
  • Chapter 8 - FORCES TENDING TO ACCENTUATE AND PROLONG DEPRESSIONSS 169
  • References 194
  • Chapter 9 - INEFFECTIVE WAYS OF COMBATING DEPRESSION 196
  • References 207
  • Chapter 10 - FORCES COMMONLY TENDING TO END DEPRESSION 209
  • References 222
  • Chapter 11 - CYCLES 223
  • References 244
  • Chapter 12 - THE POSSIBILITY OF FORECASTING BUSINESS FLUCTUATIONS 247
  • References 263
  • Chapter 13 - SOCIAL COST OF UNSTABLE PRODUCTION 266
  • References 279
  • Chapter 14 - WAYS TO MINIMIZE DEPRESSION 282
  • References 311
  • Chapter 15 - WAYS TO MINIMIZE DEPRESSION (CONTINUED) 313
  • References 337
  • Index 339
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