The Economics of Collective Action

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The Economics of Collective Action

John R. Commons

Late Professor of Economics University of Wisconsin

With

A Biographical Sketch by

SELIG PERLMAN

Professor of Economics University of Wisconsin

Manuscript Edited, Introduction and Supplemental Essay Contributed by

KENNETH H. PARSONS

Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

New York: 1950

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Editor's Preface v
  • Contents xi
  • John Rogers Commons 1862-1945 1
  • Introduction 9
  • Part One - Economic Activity 19
  • Introduction 21
  • Chapter I - Collective Action 23
  • Chapter II - Individual Action 36
  • Chapter III - Transactions 43
  • Chapter IV - Capitalism 58
  • Summary - Part One 69
  • Part Two - Simplified Assumptions 71
  • Introduction 73
  • Chapter V - Sovereignty 74
  • Chapter VI - Scarcity 89
  • Chapter VII - Efficiency 97
  • Chapter VIII - Futurity 104
  • Chapter IX - Custom 110
  • Summary - Part Two 113
  • Part Three - Relativities 115
  • Introduction 117
  • Chapter X - Methods of Investigation 120
  • Chapter XI - Valuation: The Economists' Theory of Value 145
  • Chapter XII - Strategy of Management And Administration 170
  • Chapter XIII - Conciliation and Limitations 184
  • Summary - Part Three 203
  • Part Four - Public Administration In Economic Affairs 207
  • Chapter XIV - Agricultural Administration 209
  • Chapter XV - Credit Administration 239
  • Chapter XVI - Capital-Labor Administration 261
  • Summary - Part Four 285
  • Chapter XVII - Concluding Remarks 287
  • Appendices 295
  • A Bibliography of the Writings Of John R. Commons 377
  • Index 409
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