Modern Economic Problems by Frank A. Fetter

The contents of this book are organized as follows

PART I. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION.

1. Material resources of the nation

2. The present economic system

PART II. MONEY AND PRICES.

3. Nature, use, and coinage of money

4. The value of money

5. Fiduciary money, metal and paper

6. The standard of deferred payments

PART III. BANKING AND INSURANCE.

7. The functions of banks

8. Banking in the United States before 1914

9. The Federal Reserve Act

10. Crises and industrial depressions

11. Institutions for saving and investment

12. Principles of insurance

PART IV. TARIFF AND TAXATION.

13. International trade

14. The policy of a protective tariff

15. American tariff history

16. Objects and principles of taxation

17. Property and corporation taxes

18. Personal taxes

PART V. PROBLEMS OF THE WAGE SYSTEM.

19. Methods of industrial remuneration

20. Organized labor

21. Public regulation of hours and wages

22. Other protective labor and social legislation

23. Social insurance

24. Population and immigration

PART VI. PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION.

25. Agricultural and rural population

26. Problems of agricultural economics

27. The railroad problem

28. The problem of industrial monopoly

29. Public policy in respect to monopoly

30. Public ownership

31. Some aspects of socialism

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