‘UNUSUAL SKILL’

Rent in modern economic theory: an essay in distribution.

Columbia University, 1903.

8vo, pp. vi, 128 + [2]; uncut and mostly unopened; margins of preliminary leaves brittle, recently rebound in boards; remains of original printed wrapper pasted down.

£80

Approximately:
US $103€92

Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Rent in modern economic theory: an essay in distribution.

Checkout now

First edition of Johnson's doctoral dissertation. This work ‘showed unusual skill in solving problems by the dexterous use of classification. Many thinkers, he said were impressed by economic developments which seemed to foretell a new monopolistic order of society. Actually, competition had simply changed its form. “Competition is less keen” he said “among industrial establishments which create one and the same kind of commodity; but it is far keener than formerly between industrial groups which create, not like commodities, but commodities yielding like amounts of satisfaction, from which the consumer selects according to his estimates of utility and cost”’ (Dorfman).

See Dorfman, The Economic Mind in American Civilization III, 421.

You may also be interested in...

ZUCKERKANDL, Robert.

Die Währungsänderung in Britisch-Indien.

First edition of this rare paper, offprinted from Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft, Socialpolitik und Verwaltung, volume III, issue I, on the changes of the Indian currency against the silver and gold prices. From 1873 the value of the Rupee sank considerably, leading to the British government of India’s decision in 1893 to close the mints. Zuckerkandl (1856-1926), professor of political economy at the universities of Vienna and Prague, was among the first historians of price theory. In this work he illustrates the contemporary monetary turbulence with statistical material and tables of the development of the Indian economy.

Read more

[SUEZ CANAL.]

Vade-mecum des porteurs de Suez. Extrait du numéro du 4 mars 1882 du Courrier des Tirages financiers. Propriété de la Banque Générale d’Arbitrages et de Crédit

Scarce pamphlet, signed ‘J. R.’, advising investors in the Suez Canal – referred to as ‘capitalistes intelligents’ – on the likely return on their investments over the coming 10 years.

Read more