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By John Dennis Chasse

ISBN-10: 1412865395

ISBN-13: 9781412865395

John R. Commons is among the few reformers of the previous century whose significant works are nonetheless actively learn, whose rules are nonetheless debated, and whose rules are nonetheless utilized to the research of latest difficulties. His existence spanned the years of America’s “Great Transformation,” from a state of shopkeepers, farmers, and small cities to 1 of big companies, landless employees, and crowded towns. He turned inquisitive about virtually each element of America’s reaction to the harmful negative effects of that transformation.


A Worker’s Economist starts with John Commons’ early life and schooling and keeps via his lifestyles as a student, instructor, administrator, and reformer. Commons’ record of accomplishments are nice in quantity and total impression. He labored at the employees of the 1st executive fee to enquire the commercial and social effects of company mergers. He served as a public consultant at the fee that investigated commercial violence and office kin. He used to be a player observer in America’s biggest and so much ancient mineworkers’ strike. He wrote and administered the nation’s first constitutional employee repayment legislations. He constructed ideas of social reform and public management that his scholars carried into the layout and management of the Social defense process in addition to Lyndon B. Johnson’s warfare on Poverty.


John Dennis Chasse reports Commons’ significant works, describes the folk with whom he labored, and follows the fortunes of the unions that have been intrinsic to his imaginative and prescient of “collective democracy.” As a last testomony to Commons’ significance, Chasse considers his legacy because it endures within the paintings of his scholars and beyond.

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