Economics/Political Economy Books
By: Albert Shaw (1857-1947)
|The business career in its public relations|
By: Calvin Elliott
|Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View|
By: Francis Wrigley Hirst (1873-1953)
|The Paper Moneys of Europe Their Moral and Economic Significance|
By: Herbert Feis (1893-1972)
|The Settlement of Wage Disputes|
By: Willard E. (Willard Eugene) Hotchkiss (1874-)
|Higher Education and Business Standards|
By: Clément Juglar
|A Brief History of Panics and Their Periodical Occurrence in the United States|
By: Cornelia Stratton Parker (1885-?)
American Idyll: The Life of Carlton H. Parker
In a memoir marked by joy, love, and an unbending sense of adventure, Cornelia Stratton Parker reveals the heart of a unique man and their life together. As a member of California's turn-of-the-20th-century Immigration and Housing Commission, Carlton H. Parker came to understand the problems surrounding migrant camps and the labor movement in general. In this volume she recounts his undertakings in that regard and their family life.
By: Hamilton Holt (1872-1951)
|Commercialism and Journalism|
By: George Washington Brooks
|The Spirit of 1906|
By: Austin Potter (1842-1913)
|From Wealth to Poverty|
By: John Graham Brooks (1846-1938)
|The Conflict between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship|
By: Thurman William Van Metre (1884-1961)
|Outline of the development of the internal commerce of the United States 1789-1900|
By: Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster (1874-1936 and 1875-1932)
The Short Line War
"The Short Line War is a story that will appeal more particularly to the sterner sex, and we take it that the hyphenated name, Merwin-Webster, stands for two healthy-minded young men who have put their heads together and who have mapped out this story of a railroad war, in which politics form a considerable part. Jim Weeks is the central figure in the fight, and we like him so much better for knowing of the romance in his early life. He was a man 'without much instinct or imagination; he took everything seriously and literally, he could not understand a whim'--therefore a very foolish little woman came into his life only to leave it desolate...
By: John Mavrogordato
|The World in Chains Some Aspects of War and Trade|
By: Mary Huston Gregory
|Checking the Waste A Study in Conservation|
By: Clara Rayleigh (-1900)
|The British Association's Visit to Montreal, 1884 : letters|
Catholic and Anti-Catholic History
G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage, not only to truth, but to the human soul.
By: Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993)
Thinking as a Science
Written in a conversational style that will appeal to the younger person as well as seasoned professional, "Thinking as a Science" is timeless classic. Through eleven chapters, the last being a descriptive, annotated bibliography, Henry Hazlitt systematically takes the step-by-step on the process of introducing logic and context into the thinking process. The rather long chapter on "Reading and Thinking" clarifies several notions on where one needs to understand where mere knowledge acquisition ends and using reading the stimulate thinking begins.For an individual who was largely self taught, Hazlitt's contribution to the process of thinking is a must-read.
By: H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
Wells considered this book one of his most important, a natural follow-up to such works as his Man of the Year Million and The Time Machine. His goal was to get people to think and act in new ways. The book starts with a look at how humans get along socially and how they carry out their business ventures. It then discusses how these elements influence others, such as politics, the world of work, and education. H. G. tried to make clear how the current social order was disintegrating without preparing another to take its place. He then traced the roots of democracy, which in its present state he saw as unworkable. Instead, he proposed a new republic. He also critiqued modern warfare.
The Night Side of New York
This nonfiction collection of sketches, by "members of the New York press," takes the reader on a tour of 1866 New York City after dark, with stops along the way to vividly depict scenes ranging from the splendid to the squalid - but focusing largely on the latter!
By: Plato (424-348 BC)
Νόμοι (Laws) is Plato's final dialogue written after his attempt to advise the tyrant Dionysius II of Syracuse. The dialogue takes place between: an Athenian Stranger (Socrates? A god in human form?); the quiet Lacedaemonian Megillus; and the Cretan Cleinias. The Stranger asks whether humans live to be more effective at waging war or if there is something more important a legislator should seek to achieve. During their pilgrimage Cleinias discloses his role in the establishment of a new colony...
By: Various (1833-1884)
John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works
This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of endeavor. Those areas include his experiences in India House, his moral character, certain botanical explorations, how effective he was as a critic, studies in morals and the law, and discoveries concerning political economy. They also explore ideas concerning his influence on institutions of higher learning, accomplishments as a politician, and fame as a philosopher.
By: Theodor Herzl (1860-1904)
A Jewish State
Read in English, this is a pivotal document in the history of Zionism and the State of Israel. Herzl designed this work to elevate the discussion of "the Jewish Question" so it would "no longer take the form of violent abuse or sentimental vindication but of a debate, practical, large, earnest, and political." While few of Herzl's proposals were actually carried out, the importance of A JEWISH STATE was in the groundswell of support for a Jewish homeland engendered by its solutions to the practical problems of establishing a new state...
By: William Morris (1834-1896)
Signs of Change
In the 1880s William Morris, the artist and poet famously associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, left the Liberal Party and threw himself into the Socialist cause. He spoke all over the country, on street corners as well as in working men's clubs and lecture halls, and edited and wrote for the Socialist League's monthly newspaper. Signs of Change is a short collection of his talks and writings in this period, first published in 1888, covering such topics as what socialism and work should be, and how capitalism and waste developed.
|Bank of the Manhattan Company Chartered 1799: A Progressive Commercial Bank|
|The Economist Volume 1, No. 3|
By: Unknown (431 BC - 350? BC)
Eryxias (ΕΡΥΞΙΑΣ) may not have been written by Plato (ΠΛΑΤΩΝ). The dialogue discusses whether wealth has value and what the aim of philosophy should be.
|The Causes of the Rebellion in Ireland Disclosed In an Address to the People of England|
|Susan and Edward or, A Visit to Fulton Market|
|Sam Lambert and the New Way Store A Book for Clothiers and Their Clerks|