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Adam Smith Revisited

Adam Smith Revisited

Date: January 1967
Creator: Roden, Peyton Foster
Description: This study represents an interpretation of Adam Smith's attitude toward a commercial society based upon natural liberty. In developing the thesis that the two works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations, are logically consistent, it is necessary to establish the reason of reasons why Adam Smith embraced a commercial society based upon the "obvious and simple system of natural liberty." It will be established that he embraced such as system because it allowed the maximum accumulation of capital, which is the manifestation of being truly virtuous as developed in his Moral Sentiments. To go one step further, it will be seen that, so far as Smith is concerned, it is the rising bourgeoisie, the manufacturers and artificers, which is truly virtuous, i.e., accumulates capital.
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Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Date: December 1970
Creator: Fagbamiye, Theophilus Ademola
Description: This study involves an analysis of the problems of agricultural development in Nigeria. The investigation made was concerned with agricultural planning initiated by the four regional governments of the North, the West, the Mid-west, and the East, and the problems associated with national agricultural development. It is the object of this study to identify the problems involved in Nigerian agricultural development before and after Nigerian independence, October 1, 1960, and to identify the steps that have been taken since to increase and improve agricultural production and yield per acre of land.
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An Analysis of Teacher Militancy and Its Impact on the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers

An Analysis of Teacher Militancy and Its Impact on the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers

Date: January 1970
Creator: Shamblin, Joe D.
Description: The present study has several purposes in mind. First, the increasing teacher militancy from January, 1940, to July, 1968, will be delineated. Second, possible causes of increasing militancy since World War II will be evaluated. Special emphasis will be given to the current period of teacher strikes. Third, the historical roles of the NEA and AFT, with emphasis on their respective positions with respect to the improvement of teacher welfare, will be surveyed. Fourth, the impact of increasing teacher militancy on the NEA and AFT, will be investigated.
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An Analysis of the Impact of Medicare: a Case Study of Flow Memorial Hospital, Denton, Texas

An Analysis of the Impact of Medicare: a Case Study of Flow Memorial Hospital, Denton, Texas

Date: August 1968
Creator: Savage, Vernon Howard
Description: "The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the medicare law on a particular hospital: Flow Memorial Hospital, Denton, Texas. The scope of this study is limited to an analysis of changes in hospital car at Flow Memorial Hospital resulting from medicare. These changes are examined on the basis of 1. number of patients and days of care; 2. hospital services by department; 3. the means of payment; and 4. social characteristics of the aged patient group. A detailed examination of aged patient care was made for the fiscal years 1966 and 1967. The 1966 year was the year immediately preceding medicare. The 1967 year was the first year of medicare. Longer time periods were used where the data were available and pertinent."-- leaf 1.
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An Analysis of the Sources of Tax Revenue of the State of Texas

An Analysis of the Sources of Tax Revenue of the State of Texas

Date: 1947
Creator: McCloud, Leland W.
Description: The study proposes to analyze the tax sources of the State of Texas and to evaluate these sources on the basis of certain principles of sound taxation.
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Analysis of Variation in Local Government Per Capita Expenditures for Selected Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Analysis of Variation in Local Government Per Capita Expenditures for Selected Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Date: August 1968
Creator: Griffith, Billy R.
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the patterns and magnitudes of per capita expenditures and revenue collections in selected metropolitan areas in an attempt to explain variations in expenditures between metropolitan areas.
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Appeals Made to Employees to Influence Their Decision Regarding Collective Bargaining

Appeals Made to Employees to Influence Their Decision Regarding Collective Bargaining

Date: 1945
Creator: Boyd, Sulton J.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the types of appeals made to employees by employers and labor organizations for the purpose of influencing the employees' decision with respect to accepting or rejecting collective bargaining, and classifying, as near as possible, the types of appeals.
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An Assessment of Occupational Needs and Training Programs in Saudi Arabia

An Assessment of Occupational Needs and Training Programs in Saudi Arabia

Date: May 1979
Creator: Awwad, Muhammad M. Joma
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine (1) the size of the Saudi Arabian manpower shortage in light of the Second Development Plan, (2) the number of skilled and semi-skilled workers that will be graduated from vocational and technical programs during the plan period, and (3) the factors that explain the major causes of the labor shortage problem. In order to accomplish these objectives, the study has considered two questions: (1) Is there a consistency between the manpower needs of skilled and semi-skilled workers and the vocational and technical training programs' output? (2) What are the major factors that explain the labor shortage in Saudi Arabia?
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The Automatic Adjustment of Wages to Changes in Price Levels

The Automatic Adjustment of Wages to Changes in Price Levels

Date: 1949
Creator: Turpen, George William
Description: This study of automatic wage adjustments to changes in price levels will do the following: (1) give the historical background of cost-of-living wage adjustments to changes in price levels; (2) show whether there is a need for adjusting wages to changes in price levels; (3) show whether or not industry can afford to pay wages that are automatically adjusted to changes in price levels; (4) list some of the contracts between labor and capital that contain an example of the automatic cost-of-living wage adjustment; (5) summarize the problem and draw conclusions from the study as a whole.
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Banking and Economic Growth in India

Banking and Economic Growth in India

Date: August 1977
Creator: Anthraper, Alphiene
Description: This paper discusses the attempt to achieve balanced economic growth in India. The process is viewed as a transition of society from a traditional stage to one characterized by industrialization and economic growth, and which involves major economic, social and political changes. It specifically deals with the Indian banking system and its structural development since independence as a means to hasten economic growth. These changes in the banking system, through social control, and eventually nationalization of the major commercial banks in India,, illustrate the increasing role of the State in gearing the banking sector towards meeting the goals of national economic planning. The above events are related to the struggle between the moderates and those who advocate a more socialist approach to solving the economic and social problems in India.
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Characteristics of Texas Border and Non-Border Banks and a Comparison of their Lending Practices

Characteristics of Texas Border and Non-Border Banks and a Comparison of their Lending Practices

Date: August 1994
Creator: Neal, William R. (William Russell)
Description: This thesis presents a comparison of the loan to deposit ratios of Texas banks along the Mexican border and banks located throughout the rest of the state. Mean characteristics of the two groups (i.e. border and non-border groups) are presented. A multivariate regression model is used to examine the extent to which various operating ratios of the banks and differing economic conditions of the communities in which the banks are located help explain the loan to deposit ratios of the banks involved in this study. The model incorporates data from 1984-1989. No evidence was found to refute the hypothesis that Texas border banks have a lower loan to deposit ratio than their non-border counterparts. The evidence points to a need for developmental capital, supplied by some form of development bank.
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Communism in China

Communism in China

Date: 1949
Creator: Dickie, Alex, Jr.
Description: The purpose of this study is fourfold: to show why and how Communism is emerging in China; to explain the special characteristics of the Chinese Communists and their tactics; to indicate the effect of Communism on the people of China; and to attempt an analysis of the attitude the Chinese Communists manifest toward the United States and Russia. Special emphasis will be laid upon the conflict between the Kuomintang (Nationalists) led by Chiang K'aishek and the Communists led by Mao Tze-Tung.
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Community Pressures Exerted by Employers to Break Strikes

Community Pressures Exerted by Employers to Break Strikes

Date: August 1952
Creator: Barnebey, June Mandeville
Description: This thesis explores community pressures exerted by employers to break strikes and their history.
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A Comparison and Contrast of the Classical and Institutional Theories of Monopoly

A Comparison and Contrast of the Classical and Institutional Theories of Monopoly

Date: August 1949
Creator: Robertson, Jack E.
Description: "... it will be the purpose of this paper to search the writings of Classicism as exemplified by Smith, Say, Ricardo, Senior, Mill and Marshall, and the works of Veblen for their theories of monopoly. By a contrast and comparison of these theories, it is hoped that the information developed may become the basis for checking any hidden holdovers from these two schools and, by showing their origin, to develop some understanding of a singularly complex problem of the modern world."--leaf 2
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A Comparison of Permanent and Measured Income Inequality

A Comparison of Permanent and Measured Income Inequality

Date: August 1986
Creator: McHargue, Susan L. (Susan Layne)
Description: The degree of inequality present in the distribution of income may be measured with a gini coefficient. If the distribution is found to empirically fit a particular distribution function, then the gini coefficient may be derived from the mean value of income and the variation from the mean. For the purpose of this study, the Beta II distribution was used as the function which most closely approximates the actual distribution of income. The Beta II function provides the skewness which is normally found in an income distribution as well as fulfilling other required characteristics. The degree of inequality was approximated for the distribution of income from all sources and from ten separate components of income sources in constant (1973) dollars. Next, permanent income from all sources and from the ten component sources was estimated based upon actual income using the double exponential smoothing forecasting technique. The estimations of permanent income, which can be thought of as expected income, were used to derive measures of permanent income inequality. The degree of actual income inequality and the degree of permanent income inequality, both being represented by the hypothetical gini coefficient , were compared and tested for statistical differences. For the entire period ...
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Corporate Tax Rates and the Purchasing Power Parity Doctrine

Corporate Tax Rates and the Purchasing Power Parity Doctrine

Date: August 1988
Creator: Ballard, Billy L. (Billy Lanoy)
Description: This thesis analyzes the effect of corporate tax rates on the purchasing-power-parity (PPP) doctrine. The data used to test this hypothesis are drawn from the U. S., the U. K., the Federal Republic of Germany, Canada, and Japan. The first chapter introduces the reader to the concepts of the PPP doctrine and states the hypothesis. Chapter 2 reviews the literature on the PPP doctrine. Chapter 3 specifies a model of the PPP doctrine including tax rates. Chapter 4 reports and interprets the findings. The study is summarized and conclusions are drawn in chapter 5. In this study it is shown that tax rates are significant only in the case of the U. S. dollar/Canadian dollar exchange rate.
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The Corps of Engineers and a New Approach to Project Evaluations

The Corps of Engineers and a New Approach to Project Evaluations

Date: August 1973
Creator: Sparks, Cecil W.
Description: This research report attempts to provide an understanding of the origin and nature of the Corps of Engineers' civil works program and outlines a theory for evaluating water resources development projects.
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A Critical Analysis of the Equity and Efficiency of the Nigerian Personal Income Tax System

A Critical Analysis of the Equity and Efficiency of the Nigerian Personal Income Tax System

Date: December 1978
Creator: Inyang, Efanga
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the system of personal income taxation in Nigeria, especially with respect to its administration, equity, and effects on efficient resource usage. There have, in the past, been numerous complaints that the personal income tax in Nigeria does not yield enough revenue for the state governments, primarily because of widespread avoidance and evasion of the tax, especially by persons who do not derive income from wages and salaries. This study examines this problem in light of questions as to how the tax evolved, how important it is to state governments, how efficient and equitable it is, what administrative problems it faces, and what reforms can be implemented to best solve existing problems.
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A Critique of John Maynard Keynes' Concept of the Propensity to Consume

A Critique of John Maynard Keynes' Concept of the Propensity to Consume

Date: 1949
Creator: Ashby, James B.
Description: It will be a part of the purpose of this paper to show that Keynesian economics treats a closed economy in a static condition while American and British society in actuality exist in open economies in a dynamic condition. In scope this paper is limited to an appraisal of the first of the main concepts of John Maynard Keynes' General Theory. That is, this paper will be concerned only with the "Theory of the Propensity to Consume" and its ramifications.
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Crude Oil Pipe Lines: A Study of Economic Control

Crude Oil Pipe Lines: A Study of Economic Control

Date: 1947
Creator: Bass, Carlyle McCoy
Description: The present study does not represent a general investigation of all the various divisions of the transportation phase of the petroleum industry but a very small segment of the industry, i.e., crude oil pipe lines. Rather than being an examination of the technical operations of the industry the study is directed towards a consideration of the instrumentalities of control of interstate pipe line facilities exercised at the hands of major or integrated companies.
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Current Developments in the Exploitation of the Sea as a Source of Food

Current Developments in the Exploitation of the Sea as a Source of Food

Date: June 1970
Creator: Goodman, Lonnie E.
Description: The chronic problem of protein deficiency that prevails in many parts of the world today poses a great challenge to modern technology. Current production of protein food of animal origin is insufficient to meet the needs of an increasing world population. From this fact arises the possibility of a world in which the majority of people will never have enough to eat,
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The Dairy Industry and the Texas Antitrust Laws

The Dairy Industry and the Texas Antitrust Laws

Date: 1949
Creator: Self, Stanley Allen
Description: The general problem to be dealt with in this thesis is that of determining whether the antitrust laws of the state of Texas fulfill their aim of maintaining competition through the prosecution of conspiracies in restraint of trade. The specific problem is the determination of the effect of the antitrust laws on the dairy industry in Texas.
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Dependence of the Egyptian Historic Transition on the Banking System

Dependence of the Egyptian Historic Transition on the Banking System

Date: May 1977
Creator: Nijim, Monther M.
Description: The problem with which this paper is concerned is that of examining the role that the Egyptian Banking System had to assume during the transition period, 1952 - 1964. This paper is divided in four parts; the first part is an introduction and it is composed of Chapter I. Part two is a brief survey of the economic and monetary developments in Egypt during this transition period and it is composed of Chapters II and III. Part three examines the reconstruction of the banking system and it is composed of Chapters IV and V. Part four presents a conclusion and some implications for other developing countries. The Egyptian experience's lack of success was due to non-realistic and uncoordinated planning.
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Determinants of Income and Income Differentials between Blacks and Whites in the South

Determinants of Income and Income Differentials between Blacks and Whites in the South

Date: August 1972
Creator: Burnim, Mickey L.
Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is that of discrimination. Data from the United States Bureau of the Census is used to approach the problem through the concept of economic discrimination. This study has two purposes. First, it tests the hypothesis that blacks in the South have been subjected to significant economic discrimination, and, in turn, to give quantitative estimates of its magnitude if the hypothesis is accepted. The secondary purpose is to make a comparison of the relative importance of the independent variables for blacks and whites.
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