Ernest Aves (1857-1917) was an influential social analyst and civil servant. This title, first published in 1907, during Aves’ work for the Board of Trade, investigates the different forms of industrial co-operation within Britain; the fundamental principle of this is stated as "equitable association", leading to increased profitability and the strengthening of industry. Chapters discuss such areas as centralisation, co-operative production and co-operative agriculture. This interesting reissue will be of particular value to students of economics with an interest in co-operative industry and the history of economic thought.
Introduction; Part I: The Store 1. Some General Principles 2. The Distributive Store 3. Centralisation 4. The Claims of Education 5. A Question of "Class" 6. Co-operation and Women 7. Health Propaganda 8. "Poor Stores"; Part II: The Workshop 9. Co-operation and "Labour" 10. The Position of Distributive Employees 11. Co-operative Production 12. Retail Societies as "Producers" 13. The Wholesales as "Producers" 14. "Cheapness" 15. Industrial Co-partnership 16. The Lines of Progress 17. Obstacles 18. A Co-operative Opinion 19. Co-operators and Housing; Part III: The Farm 20. The Claims of Agriculture 21. Co-operative and Other Aims 22. The Principles of Association as Applied to Agriculture 23. Co-operative Agriculture in Ireland 24. Co-operative Agriculture in Great Britain 25. Official Propaganda 26. A Co-operative Opportunity 27. Railway Rates – The Problem of Displacement; Index
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