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Hobson, J. A. (John Atkinson) 1858-1940

Overview
Works: 373 works in 2,308 publications in 7 languages and 25,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HB171, 330.1
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Most widely held works by J. A Hobson
Imperialism, a study by J. A Hobson( Book )

201 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. A. Hobson (1858-1940) was an English economist and early socialist, whose writings on capitalism and industrialism influenced Lenin and Trotsky, and were highly regarded by John Maynard Keynes. Imperialism, published in 1902, is considered his most important work. Employed as a war correspondent by the Manchester Guardian to report on the Second Boer War, he became convinced that imperial expansion was driven by the desire to find new markets and investment opportunities, resulting in capitalistic exploitation of the colonies. He argued that imperial policies were a fundamental cause of international conflict, as greed led to aggression and militarism. While modern critics have seen weaknesses in his arguments, such as his failure to examine the development of the British Empire out of early private trading enterprises, Hobson was a very influential and prolific writer and social theorist, who helped shape British welfare policy in the twentieth century
The evolution of modern capitalism : a study of machine production by J. A Hobson( Book )

208 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobson's The Evolution of Modern Capitalism was first published in 1894, although this reissue is of the fourth edition, published in 1926. The work traces the developments in trade and industry which characterised the first decades of the twentieth century. In the first part, Hobson deals with the origins and structure of modern capitalism, including the development of the machine industry, the changing structure of trades and markets, and the effects of these on workers and consumers. The final supplementary chapter considers the impact of World War I on this changing economy, and the 'distu
Work and wealth: a human valuation by J. A Hobson( Book )

72 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1914 and reissued with a new introduction in 1992, Work and Wealth is a seminal vision of Hobson's liberal utopian ideals, which desired to demonstrate how economic and social reform could transform existing society into one in which the majority of the population, as opposed to a small elite, could find fulfillment. Hobson attacked conventional economic wisdom which made a division between the cost of production and the utility derived from consumption. Far from being necesarily arduous, Hobson argued that work had the potential
The industrial system; an inquiry into earned and unearned income by J. A Hobson( Book )

81 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war in South Africa; its causes and effects by J. A Hobson( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Cobden: the international man by J. A Hobson( Book )

42 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of wealth by J. A Hobson( Book )

89 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin, social reformer by J. A Hobson( Book )

44 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1898 volume provides a brief biography of the art critic and social theorist, with an extensive look at his influential views on social reform
Problems of poverty; an inquiry into the industrial condition of the poor by J. A Hobson( Book )

62 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1891, this seminal work examines the primary causes of poverty during the industrial age. Through considering how poverty is measured, the growth of urbanisation and the supply of low-skilled labour in the workforce, Hobson arrives at possible solutions to the problem of poverty and explores the ethical issues surrounding it
International trade : an application of economic theory by J. A Hobson( Book )

45 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiology of industry; being an exposure of certain fallacies in existing theories of economics by A. F Mummery( Book )

36 editions published between 1889 and 1989 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of distribution by J. A Hobson( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards international government by J. A Hobson( Book )

29 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1915, Towards International Government considers the consequences of war for global diplomacy and the alliance system. Hobson argues that, to reduce armaments and the possibility of another world war, an organisational structure of international government must be put into place. An extension of the League of Nations, Hobson proposes that this council would need to hold legislative powers enabling it to impose economic sanctions and, if necessary, the ability to deploy an international force. This is a fascinating and exceptionally forward-thinking work, of great importance
Rationalisation and unemployment; an economic dilemma by J. A Hobson( Book )

38 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold, prices & wages, with an examination of the quantity theory by J. A Hobson( Book )

51 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the causal link between the rise in gold prices and the increase in wages and consumer buying power in the early years of the Twentieth Century
Free-thought in the social sciences by J. A Hobson( Book )

31 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elucidates the author's views on a variety of topics across the social sciences. This work focuses upon free-thinking, economics and political ethics
The crisis of liberalism; new issues of democracy by J. A Hobson( Book )

30 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy after the war by J. A Hobson( Book )

39 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and French and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of an economic heretic by J. A Hobson( Book )

26 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1938 this is a reissue of the autobiography of influential economist J.A. Hobson
The social problem; life and work by J. A Hobson( Book )

49 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book 1. The science of social progress.--book 2. The art of social progress
 
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Imperialism, a study
Alternative Names
A. Hobson, John 1858-1940

Atkinson Hobson, John 1858-1940

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Hobson, J. A.

Hobson, J.A., 1858-1940

Hobson, J. A. (John Atkinson)

Hobson, Jan A.

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Hobson, John A. 1858-1940

Hobson, John Aktinson

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Hobson, John Atkinson 1858-1940

John A. Hobson

John A. Hobson Brits econoom (1858-1940)

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John Atkinson Hobson englischer Publizist und Ökonom

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Lukian (1858-1940)

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Гобсон, Джон Аткинсон

Гобсон, Джон Аткинсон 1858-1940

Джон Аткінсон Гобсон

ج. أ. هوبسون، 1858-1940

جون هوبسون

ჯონ ეტკინსონ ჰობსონი

홉슨, J.A.

ジョン・アトキンソン・ホブソン

ホブスン, J. A.

ホブスン, ジョン アトキンソン

ホブソン, J. A.

ホブソン, ジェー・エー

約翰·阿金森·霍布森

Languages
English (1,274)

Chinese (13)

Italian (12)

Spanish (12)

Japanese (9)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

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The evolution of modern capitalism : a study of machine productionThe war in South Africa; its causes and effectsJohn Ruskin, social reformerProblems of poverty; an inquiry into the industrial condition of the poorInternational trade : an application of economic theoryRationalisation and unemployment; an economic dilemmaGold, prices & wages, with an examination of the quantity theoryFree-thought in the social sciences