Originally published in the Great Depression this accessible volume was aimed not only at the academic economist, but also the general reader. The cycles of panic, boom and bust are discussed and solutions provided as to how to get over the bust periods as efficiently as possible. The commodities of wheat and gold are discussed in detail, and comparisons made between UK and US budget surpluses and deficits.
Part 1: The Theory 1. Introduction 2. Description of ‘Key’ Cycle and Chart 3. Wheat and Gold 4. Résumé of Commercial History of the 19th Century 5. Commercial Epochs During the Past 125 Years Part 2: The Proof 6. Concerning the Figures 7 – 11 Facts: The Material Years 1910-1935 Part 3: Conclusions 12 The Markets 13. Application of ‘Key’ Cycle 14. A Prophecy. Appendices 1. Annual Totals: Imports, Exports and Re-Exports in U.K. 2. Annual Average Price of Wheat: 1810-1935 3. Summary of Dates Connected with England’s foreign Trade 4. Budget Surpluses and Deficits 5. Income Tax 6. Bibliography.
Originally published between 1925 and 1997 the volumes in this set: Discuss the Impacts of Profitability, Business Cycles and the Capital Stock on Productivity; Evaluate various approaches to managing the uncertainty inherent in the future course of the interest rate cycle; Examine the combined effect of financial instability and industrial restructuring on postwar economic growth and recession in the US; Determine what statistical and other information is needed to formulate both the objects and the means of government economic policy; Ask what theoretical tools should be used in order to clarify the issues of economic policy; Examine the sociological aspects of the business cycle.