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Arthur Kitson

The Trade Slump (1921)

The Trade Slump (1921) by Arthur Kitson

THE present trade slump is not an entirely surprising or unexpected event to certain people. It had been predicted by two or three writers and economists, and particularly by certain financiers more than a year ago, when business was booming, and when there seemed a long period of prosperity before us.

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R. H. Tawney

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism - A Historical Study (1922)

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1922) by R. H. Tawney

Originally published in 1922. From The Holland Memorial Lectures.

From the PREFATORY NOTE

THE friends of the late Henry Scott Holland founded a lectureship in his memory, the Deed of Foundation laying it down that a course of lectures, to be called the Holland M...

Jerome Davis

Capitalism and Its Culture (1935)

Capitalism and Its Culture, (1935) by Jerome Davis

From the Foreword

We live in a capitalistic era and should uncover and appraise all ascertainable truth about the age in which we live. Surprisingly enough, there has been little or no detailed scientific research carried on concerning the general effects of capitalism and the part it plays in...

John Ruskin, 1819-1900

The communism of John Ruskin; or, "Unto this last"; two lectures from "The crown of wild olive"; and selections from "Fors clavigera." (1907)

Unto This Last (1907) by Ruskin, John, 1819-1900

The essay "Unto This Last" profoundly influenced the ideas of Gandhi and labour movements.

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From The Introduction

Surely Ruski...

Collin Brooks

The Economics of Human Happiness (1933)

The Economics of Human Happiness (1933) by Collin Brooks

From the Foreword

There is nothing original in this book. It is, in the best meaning of the term, a commonplace book. If it fails to say for half-a-guinea what a multitude of men are saying in pub and club, tavern and train, for nothing, it will be because I have an impediment in my spee...