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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1935)

Karl Brandt 

The Employment Capacity of Agriculture

The object of the present study is to consider whether the economic forces that have operated to expel labor from agriculture have exhausted their potency, and whether counterbalancing forces increasing the employment capacity of agriculture are gaining strength.

Emil Lederer

The Problem of Development and Growth in the Economic System

[M]ost economists emphasize the elasticity of the modern monetary and credit system, which conditions the dynamic character of our economic organization. Although, however, the general process of dynamics has been discussed, the concrete steps in this process of growth have thus far not been analyzed.

Alfred Braunthal

Types of Adjustment in Relation to Types of Economic Structure

At the London Economic Conference of 1933 there was the chance of arriving at definite adjustments by a pari passu credit expansion in the most important countries, instead of making currency devaluation a weapon of conflict between various groups of nations. Since international action has therefore failed, we must study the different types of adjustment that have been applied nationally. The following remarks are intended to indicate the most important aspects of such an inquiry.

Albert Salomon

Max Weber's Sociology

In 1901 a pupil of Max Weber demonstrated the fact that the majority of industrial establishments in Baden were under the direction of Protestants...This dissertation provided the external impetus to Max Weber's work in the sociology of religion, which revolves mainly around the problem of the relations between capitalism and evangelical Christianity.

Hans Speier

Honor and Social Structure

Thus for honor to arise it is essential that there be bearers, bestowers and observers of honor. The observers, who are to be understood as those who pay honor, may on occasion perform the same function as the bestowers of honor, but theoretically they must be distinguished. The problem of the relationship between personal honor in the sense in which it has been used here will be discussed in Section V.

Oscar Jaszi

The Economic Crisis in the Danubian States

Agricultural economists have demonstrated the fact that in Europe the farther east or south a territory lies, the greater is its agrarian overpopulation... The rule applies equally in other parts of the Danube basin.

Hans Neisser and Walther Lederer

Competition and Price Changes

In his interesting article in the last issue of Social Research, Dr. Walther Lederer seems to overlook that his conclusions are valid only under one important presupposition, not expressly stated by him, namely discontinuity of the variation by which the structure of production adapts itself to price variations.

Max Ascoli

The Curse of Bigness

Review of book by Louis D. Brandeis. Miscellaneous Papers of Mr. Justice Brandeis, ed. By Osmond K. Fraenkel, as arranged by Clarence M. Lewis. New York: Viking. 339 pp.

Karl Brandt

World Resources and Industries

Review of book by Erich W. Zimmerman.New York: Harpers. 1933. 842 pp.

Walther Lederer

Die Wirtschaftskrisis von 1857-1859

Review of book by Hans Rosenberg.Vierteljahresschrift fur Sozial und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, ed. H. Aubin, Beiheft 20. Stuttgart-Berlin: Kohlhammer. 1934. 210 pp.

Gerhard Colm

Tax Systems of the World. A Year Book of Legislative and Statistical Information Including All the States of the United States

Review of publication by the Tax Research Foundation. Prepared under the direction of The New York State Tax Commission. 5th ed. Chicago: Commerce Clearing House. 1934. 282 pp.

Frieda Wunderlich

The Origins of the International Labor Organization

Review of publication edited by James T. Shotwell. 2 vols. The Paris Peace Conference, History and Documents, published for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; James B. Scott, general editor. New York: Columbia University Press. 1934. 497 and 592 pp.

Hermann Kantorowicz

New Governments in Europe

Review of publication edited by Raymond Leslie Buell. Publication of the Foreign Policy Association. New York: Nelson. 1934. 440 pp.

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