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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1934)

Max Wertheimer

On Truth 

The scientific situation with reference to the theory of truth is complicated at present... In this paper I shall discuss only one aspect of the problems, and in the simplest way. What follows has to do with things that the natural man feels as self-evident; but the theory must envisage these things.


Max Ascoli

Realism versus the Constitution

I consider this article as an experiment in intellectual adjustment in a new country and in a new scientific atmosphere. I will not deal with the realistic school as a whole but almost exclusively with one of its most prominent representatives, Karl Llewellyn.


Karl Brandt

Farm Relief in Germany

The collapse of agricultural prices throughout the world which attended, and in some respects, preceded the general depression of 1929 to the present, has produced serious agrarian unrest in every western country and has evoked in most countries more or less serious attempts to restore the position of agriculture through legislation.

 

Mark Mitnitzky

Economic Effects of Changes in Consumers' Demand

In the following, we will attempt to establish how the influence of a single change in demand is transmitted and how far it can extend; in other words, to describe the conditions for the restoration of equilibrium.

 

Emil Lederer

Freedom and Science

Science is not an entity in itself, independent of the mysterious forces of life, and therefore it cannot be separated from its irrational human instruments. Thus there are two problems that challenge us. First, can we exclude certain values, discard them with certainty as non-values, as negative values...Secondly, can we declare that science itself, in the light of its historical development, implies certain values which cannot be discarded? And if this is so, what are the values thus implied?

 

Hans Speier

Germany in Danger (Concerning Spengler)

Review of Book by Oswald Spengler. Spengler's new book, The Hour of Decision, adds little in the way of new ideas to his earlier works--or in fact, to those of a number of other writers around the turn of the century.


Gerhard Colm

Some International Comparisons of Taxation

In addition this table illustrates the differences in the structure of taxation, and exhibits for the United States the paramount importance of taxation of the corporation itself as against the taxation of personal incomes derived from industrial firms.

Arthur Feiler

America in World Trade

The urgency with which the Secretary of Agriculture has repeatedly in the last few months emphasized the importance of the foreign market for American agricultural products makes it appear proper to call attention here briefly to a German investigation which offers interesting material with regard to the question of the position of the American continent in world trade.

Emil Lederer

Strategic Factors in Business Cycles

Review of book by John Maurice Clark. New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, in cooperation with the Committee on Recent Economic Changes. 1934. 238 pp.

Max Ascoli

The New Party Politics

Review of book by A. N. Holcombe. Social Action Series, ed. By Alvin Johnson. New York: Norton. 1933. 148 pp.


Max Ascoli

The Intelligent Man's Review of Europe Today

Review of book by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole. New York: Knopf. 1933. 624 pp.


Gerhard Colm

Balanced Deflation, Inflation, or More Depression

Review of book by Jacob Vinder. Day and Hour Series, no. 3. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1933. 30 pp.

 

Frieda Wunderlich

National Recovery Measures in the United States

Review of book by International Labour Office. Studies and Reports, Series B (Economic Conditions) no. 19. Geneva. Boston: World Peace Foundation. 1933. 224 pp.


Gerhard Colm

The Tax Racket. What We Pay to Be Governed

Review of book by Ray E. Untereiner. Philadelphia: Lippincott. 1933. 162 pp.

 

Frieda Wunderlich

The Social Aspects of Rationalization

Review of book by International Labour Office. Studies and Reports, Series B (Economic Conditions) no. 18. Introductory Studies. Geneva. Boston: World Peace Foundation. 1931. 381 pp.


Frieda Wunderlich

Insecurity: A Challenge to America

Review of book by Abraham Epstein. Introduction by Frances Perkins. New York: Smith and Haas. 1933. 680 pp.

Frieda Wunderlich

The United States Employment Service

Review of book by Ruth M. Kellogg. Social Science Studies, directed by the Social Science Research Committee of the University of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1933. 192 pp.

Frieda Wunderlich

Unemployment in Germany since the War

Review of book by Kenneth Ingram Wiggs. With an introduction by Henry Clay. London: P.S. King. 1933. 216 pp.

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