The Causes of Economic Fluctuations: Possibilities of Anticipation and Control

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make evident which ones are really efficient and which ones give rise to unexpected difficulties. In general, the purpose of this book has been amply fulfilled, if it has succeeded in helping the reader to obtain a clearer picture than he formerly possessed of the whys and wherefores of business ups and downs, and has suggested possible ways of lessening or eliminating their resulting evils.


REFERENCES

Intances of attempts to establish annual rates of pay for wage workers are described in:

Amidon Beulah. "Ivorydale, a Payroll that Floats". The Survey Graphic, April, 1930.

Hook James W. "What the Individual Company Can Do to Lessen Unemployment Burdens". The Annalist, December 18, 1931, p. 988.

Rose Marc A. "Wages by the Year". Literary Digest, December 25, 1937, p. 14.

Attempts to spread work and to eliminate fluctuations in employment are discussed in:

Dennison Henry S. "The Applied Technique of Stabilization". In The Stabilization of Business, Lionel D. Edie (editor), The Macmillan Co., New York, 1927, Ch. IX.

Employment Regularization in the United States of America. Prepared by the Sub-Committee of the American section of the International Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D. C., 1931.

Feldman Herman. The Regularization of Employment. Harper & Bros., New York, 1925, Part I, Part II, Chs. IV, V, X, XI; Part III, Chs. XIV, XVI.

Lay-Off and Its Prevention. National Industrial Conference Board, New York, 1930, Chs. I, II.

Lescohier Don D., and Peterson Florence. The Alleviation of Unemployment in Wisconsin. The Industrial Commission of Wisconsin, Madison, 1931, Chs. IV, V.

Saunders Christopher. Seasonal Variations in Employment. Longmans, Green & Co., New York, 1936, Chs. IV-VIII, X.

Smith Edwin S. Reducing Seasonal Unemployment. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1931.

For an example of stabilization by adjusting the wage rate to the demand for labor see:

Hapgood William P. The Columbia Conserve Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, An Experiment in Workers' Management and Ownership. Columbia Conserve Co.

"Self Help Among the Unemployed in California". Monthly Labor Review, December, 1935, pp. 1504-1509.

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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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