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The Prairie Dichotomy: an American Cultural Pattern
This thesis discusses American prairie culture through the writings of Thorstein Veblen and Mark Twain. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130272/
Community Pressures Exerted by Employers to Break Strikes
This thesis explores community pressures exerted by employers to break strikes and their history. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130268/
The Present Status of Sociology in Texas High Schools
It is the purpose of this study to classify the high schools in the State of Texas offering accredited courses in sociology, and to make an analysis and evaluation of the textbooks that are on the recommended list for use in the secondary schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83335/
Some Aspects of Consumer Credit in the United States
This study attempts to present a brief survey of the major aspects of consumer credit in the United States today: credit institutions in general, co-operative and non cooperative consumer credit agencies, and the regulation of such agencies. A special chapter is devoted to consumer credit in Texas, with emphasis upon the fight which certain Texas cities are making against the loan-shark evil. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83345/
Dialectical and Institutional Continuity in Relation to Evolutionary Thought
This thesis discusses dialectical and institutional continuity in relation to evolutionary thought. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130436/
England and the International Monetary System of the Nineteenth Century
There were two international standards in the nineteenth century, the theoretical gold standard and the historical sterling standard. The primary interest of this thesis is the latter, although the theoretical framework of the gold standard will also be examined. Because of its role in the London money market, particular attention will be given to the Bank of England. Since the Bank and the international standards were products of the evolutionary and revolutionary changes which occurred in Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, an attempt will be made to examine them within their historical context. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108206/
An Analysis of the Sources of Tax Revenue of the State of Texas
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75618/
The Discount Operations of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
It is the purpose of this thesis to give a factual presentation of the operation of the discount system of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas, covering the years 1914 through 1935. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75633/
Crude Oil Pipe Lines: A Study of Economic Control
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53594/
The Law Concerning Trade Regulations Prio to the Twentieth Century
This thesis discusses trade regulations throughout history. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108216/
The Weatherford Municipal Light and Power Plant
This thesis is a study of the Weatherford Municipal Light and Power Plant. An attempt has been made to trace the history of electric service in Weatherford, Texas, and to reveal why this present, and previous, service has culminated in a municipally owned system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75604/
The Labor Policy of the Ford Motor Company at Dallas, Texas
A study of the labor policy of the Ford motor company at Dallas, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75438/
Disposition of Disputed Cases, Involving Non-Basic Wage, Union Security, and Non-Wage Issues of the Oil Refining Industry by the Eighth Regional War Labor Board
This investigation is a study of the issues involved in the disputed cases pertaining to the Oil Refining Industry which were certified to the Eighth Regional War Labor Board serving Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana during World War II. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53730/
The Effect of World War II on the Aluminum Industry
This study attempts to impart such facts as will enable the reader to select his own alternative as to the feasibility of monopoly or free competition within the aluminum industry. In order to assist the reader in making decisions the evolution of the su8pply and price structure of aluminum and its effects on demand are submitted. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96914/
A History of the Labor Movement in the Oil Industry
This is a study of the labor movement in the oil industry from an historical approach. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75458/
Social Trends and Civic Education
This thesis attempts to answer the following questions: How is democracy threatened today? What are some of the specific issues of domestic and foreign policy which the American people face? Are citizens prepared to make intelligent choices on such matters? How does propaganda complicate the political process? Are the schools doing their part in preparing citizens for self-government? If not, why? digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75355/
Industrial Espionage and Surveillance : A Study of Employer Resistance to the Institution of Collective Bargaining
The primary object is to make an exploration of and to examine in detail the practice of industrial espionage and surveillance. Many people, while they may be aware of the existence of such a practice, have only a limited knowledge of the ramifications inherent in it. This study, then, will seek to localize and to classify the facts on the subject of espionage and surveillance of the union activities of workers. An attempt will be made to present the facts in such a way that one who is completely unaware of the existence of the practice may also be made to know the significance of industrial espionage and surveillance by reading this paper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96942/
Reciprocal Trade Agreements and our Latin American Neighbors
This investigation is a study of the principles and practices embodied in the Trade Agreements policy inaugurated by the United States in 1934 as it relates to Latin American trade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70364/
The Theory of Administered Wages
There is at the present time a need for a great deal more study regarding the way in which wage payments are determined. Are wages determined or fixed by natural law? Or are they administered through the conscious effort of man? It will be the purpose of this study to partially investigate the determination of wages both theoretical and actual. Perhaps some insight may be gained that will give rough answers to the above questions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96932/
A Study of Grievance Procedure in Labor-Management Relations as it Operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board
This investigation is a study of grievance machinery in industrial relations, as it operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board, which serves the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. By grievance machinery is meant the formal procedure through which the worker or his representative must proceed in order to get a grievance or complaint about working conditions, wages, or other items, heard and settled. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83351/
A Report on Studies Made by Various Agencies and Individuals Relative to Certain Effects of the Depression upon Education in the United States
Primarily, the purpose of the study was to show the immediate effects of the depression on the educational program in the United States. Secondarily, the writer hoped to encourage teachers not only to ward off another similar catastrophe but also to make the present educational program take care of the devastating effects of the past depression as far as possible. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70338/
Some Economic and Political Factors Involved in the Legislative Controversy Over the Submission of Senate Joint Resolution Number 12 of the Forty Sixth Legislature
It is hoped that this paper can establish by such documentary evidence as is available, the following: 1. The program for financing social security advocated by W. Lee O'Daniel during his first term as Governor of Texas; 2. The program for old age assistance advocated by O'Daniel during the Forty-Sixth Legislature of Texas; 3. The activities of the minority group credited by the Governor with defeating "all efforts to finance social security" during the Forty-Sixth Legislature; 4. The explanation of Senate Joint Resolution 12; 5. The record, based on personal experience and the reported evidence, of the various groups and individuals working for the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 12. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75327/
The Theory of Capitalistic Stagnation
The problem to be dealt with in this paper is the theory of capitalistic stagnation. Why is it important to examine the theory of capitalistic stagnation? The continuity of the theory of stagnation is the only portion of economic doctrine that is held in common by the Classical, Marxian, Keynesian, and Institutional economists. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83701/
The Keynesian Concept of Savings
The problem under investigation in this study is the determination of the usefulness of the concept of saving set forth by John M. Keynes in his The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, both as a method of prediction and prevention of business cycles and as a conceptual framework which is for use in explaining past economic activity, particularly economic growth. The study has a twofold purpose. The first is to evaluate the workability of the Keynesian definitions when applied to existing sources of economic data; to see if a meaningful savings aggregate is a statistical possibility. The second is to attempt to explain in terms of related parts of the rest of Keynes' theoretical system the conclusions reached under the first purpose above. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107914/
Labor's Attitude toward Administered Prices
What effect does controlled price have upon the profits of business or of industrial concerns, upon the wages paid to workers, upon the public demand for articles whose price is controlled, upon the volume of production, and upon the public attitude toward those businesses whose products are protected by controlled prices? What are the attitudes of organized labor toward the principle of administered or controlled prices? What are the reasons advanced by both management and labor for and against controlled prices? What is the over-all or long-term influence of controlled prices upon the total economic progress of the nation? These are some of the questions which will be considered in this study. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107862/
Appeals Made to Employees to Influence Their Decision Regarding Collective Bargaining
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75393/
The Film Versus the Demonstration Method in Teaching Cake Making to High School Girls
The purpose of the present study was to determine the comparative effectiveness of the educational sound film and the demonstration method in teaching the quick-mix method of cake making. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97040/
Electronics as an Economic Resource: A Study of the Impact of Technology on Resource Theory
This thesis discusses electronics as an economic resource and the impact of technology on resource theory. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97054/
Did the Construction of Lake Dallas Benefit or Injure Denton County from the Tax Valuation Standpoint
The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether or not Denton County gained or lost from the construction of Lake Dallas from the tax valuation standpoint. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83421/
The Development of the River Resources of the United States is a Public Function
This investigation is an analysis of the social or economic effects of TVA electricity. It is the purpose of this endeavor to present a well-documented case supporting the thesis that the development of our water resources is a public function. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83446/
The Development of the Theory of Economic Law Prior to Classical Economics
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the origin and development of economic law. In doing this we may better determine whether our present theory of economic law is an element of scientific data or whether it merely leads to confusion and inconsistency. The purpose of this thesis is to see from where our ideas came, in the belief that confusion in a society is the result of the failure of ideas to correspond with reality. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83429/
The Impact of the Second World War upon Agriculture in Henderson County, Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of the Second World War upon the agricultural economy of Henderson County, Texas, with primary emphasis upon the economic and social changes brought about by wartime conditions during the years 1940 through 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83464/
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Texas State Teacher's Association in Meeting the Welfare Needs of Public School Teachers in the Areas of Tenure and Retirement
The primary purpose of this study is to review the actions of the Texas State Teacher's Association as an organization in support of the needs of Texas teachers for adequate tenure and retirement, and to evaluate their effectiveness in securing these needs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131286/
The Economic Aspects of Prevailing Trends in Women's Education Programs
This thesis discusses the results of a survey given to college women focusing on the various roles women must play, with a focus on their economic aspects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83470/
Economic Aspects of the Radio Broadcasting Industry
This thesis deals with the radio problem in an effort to determine some of the results of competition and why federal control has finally been imposed on the broadcasting industry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83485/
A Critique of John Maynard Keynes' Concept of the Propensity to Consume
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83502/
Communism in China
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83480/
A Statistical Analysis of Two Hypotheses Concerning the Impact of "Right-to Work" Laws
The purpose of this study is to examine the validity of two of the major claims involved in the controversy that (1) "Right-to-Work" laws promote industrial peace, and (2) "Right-to-Work" laws hinder union growth. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131198/
A Study of Unemployment Insurance in Texas
This study is an attempt to provide a comprehensive review of the Texas unemployment insurance program that will yield a greater understanding of the factors that have brought the program to its present position and will give some insight into what can be done to improve the system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131146/
Agricultural Development in Nigeria
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131326/
Monopolies and Wastes in the Steel Industry
The general problem involved in this study is one of resource utilization. The specific approach of this study shall take the form of an inquiry into the relation between monopoly and waste. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83369/
The Significance of Mercantilism in the Process of the Economic Evolution of Venezuela
The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the economic thought involved in the process of the economic evolution of Venezuela. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163858/
Determinants of Income and Income Differentials between Blacks and Whites in the South
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131532/
The Problems of the Economic Development of Uganda
Given the problems of economic development, the purpose of this thesis is to examine, analyze, and reevaluate the impact of human, social, economic, and political problems on the economic development of Uganda. The strategy adopted in the study of the problems involved in the economic development of Uganda is historical. In short, the study examines past, recent, and present literature on economic development of Uganda. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131606/
Price Elasticity, J - curve, and the Balance of Trade : An Econometric Study of Bangladesh
The question for this thesis is whether the static and the dynamic theory of international trade stability holds in reality in Bangladesh. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164093/
The Place of Special Drawing Rights in World Monetary Reform
The purpose of this study is to account for the forces that led to the creation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to examine the operation of the Special Drawing Account, to account for the developments inducing monetary reform, and to arrive at conclusions concerning the future of SDRs in the international financial system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164076/
The Corps of Engineers and a New Approach to Project Evaluations
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164078/
The Workability of Monopoly in the Oil Industry
In this thesis, the author examines the theory that competition in the oil industry is "unworkable" and looks at the development and current status of monopoly in the oil industry to determine whether or not monopoly is workable. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83606/
Postwar World Wheat Cartels and Competitive Theory
The general problem examined in this study is that of competition versus administration in the determination of the price of wheat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83556/
Institutional Characteristics as Expressed in Selected Writings of Thomas Robert Malthus
This investigation is concerned primarily with describing some characteristics of the institutionalist school of economic theory and then relating these characteristics to the writings of Thomas Robert Malthus. Thus in the course of this thesis two distinct sections are developed: one describing what are felt to be the outstanding characteristics of institutionalism and the second relating these characteristics directly to Malthus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131430/
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