Public Utility Valuation for Purposes of Rate Control

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INDEX
Administration
effectiveness of, 84.
Appraisal
difference of opinion in, 178.
inventory and pricing in, 157.
presentation of, 184.
uncertainty of, 375.
Appreciation
causes of, 199.
Capital, in utilities, 399.
determined by need, 402.
flight of, 406.
investment of, 12.
issues of fixed return, 389, 438.
Capital in other enterprises
flow of, 396.
Capitalistic organization
character of, 3.
Cases
"bad," during and after the war, 81.
Civil War
development of utilities after, 26.
Competition
norms of, 22, 399.
Condemnation
value in, 22, 52, 56, 147.
Consolidations
public interest in, 139.
rapid and haphazard, 25, 460.
Constitution
provisions of, as to regulation, 25.
Construction
conditions of, assumed in valua-
tion, 165.
Consumers
loss to, 386.
Contracts
intercorporate, public interest in,
137.
Control
by holding companies, 25.
public, extension of, 9.
public, according to needs, 4.
Cost, actual
early tendency as to rate base, 19.
favored by commissions as rate base, 103.
of railroads, 120.
Cost, actual -- continued
reasons for rejection as rate base,
52, 63.
Court
conceptions of, concerning regulation, 132.
crowded with rate cases, 81.
divided in many cases, 31.
function of, in regulation, 363.
interested in result rather than procedure, 108.
position of, as to its powers, 34.
position of, reversed, 39.
protection of, against state rates, 26.
reluctance of, to interfere, 35, 40.
resort to, forced, 80.
right of, to hold rates confiscatory, 38.
trend of, prior to World War, 71.
Deficits
because of rising prices, 78.
Demarcation
line of, between utilities and other
enterprises, 6, 31.
Depreciation
accrued v. realized, 228.
and basis of valuation, 203, 237.
and reserve equipment, 228.
as allocation of cost, 203.
at current prices, 234.
burden of, 231.
calculation of v. inspection, 220.
causes of, 201, 217.
cause of confusion, concerning, 238.
determination of, by formula, 220.
determination of, by inspection,
214, 219
iscussed by Court, 210.
denial existence of, 235.
extent of, determined by inspection, 214.
functional, 226.
inconsistent position as to, 221.
phases of, 201.
procedure of, 204.
provisions for, involve cost accounting, 203.
provisions for, postponed, 233.

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