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First published in 1927, Hobson’s treatise on industrial conflict analyses the nature and causes of industrial disputes with the aim of finding an equitable means of settling them. Assessing the notion of a fair wage within the context of the pool of wealth, Hobson sets about creating a peace policy for industry. Set against the backdrop of economic downturn and struggle in the interwar years, in the years preceding the great depression, this is work of social, historical and economic interest.
1. The Causes of Industrial Conflicts 2. Finding a Fair Wage 3. The Pool of Wealth 4. Costs and Surplus 5. A Peace Policy for Industry