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

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Works: 343 works in 1,889 publications in 5 languages and 25,518 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Speaker
Classifications: HB171, 330.1
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Imperialism, a study by J. A Hobson ( Book )
100 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study on the fictional works of Maitreyī Pushpā, b. 1944, Hindi authoress; with special reference to women
The evolution of modern capitalism : a study of machine production by J. A Hobson ( Book )
169 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in English and held by 1,804 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 )
51 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 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 to bring about immense utility and enrichment
Veblen by J. A Hobson ( Book )
47 editions published between 1936 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The industrial system; an inquiry into earned and unearned income by J. A Hobson ( Book )
61 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1909 and reissued in 1910, J.A. Hobson's The Industrial System provides a complex analysis of distribution and consumption. Offering a critique of contemporary capitalism whilst accepting the superiority of the free market, the book includes an exploration of areas such as cost and surplus, supply and demand and the labour movement. This is an important work by one of the most important economic thinkers of the twentieth century, which will be of particular interest to modern economic historians
Problems of poverty; an inquiry into the industrial condition of the poor by J. A Hobson ( Book )
48 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 701 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
Richard Cobden: the international man by J. A Hobson ( Book )
33 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Ruskin, social reformer by J. A Hobson ( Book )
34 editions published between 1890 and 2007 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war in South Africa; its causes and effects by J. A Hobson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science of wealth by J. A Hobson ( Book )
61 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International trade : an application of economic theory by J. A Hobson ( Book )
34 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1904, this important economic work explores some of the leading principles underlining the development of international trade. Hobson offered a departure from the conventional treatment of international trade in economic theory, simplifying concepts of free trade, exchange and tariffs and considering the practical application of theory in a manner accessible to the reader
The economics of unemployment by J. A Hobson ( Book )
46 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considers the practical implications of increasing public access to official information in Britain, both from the perspective of increasing Freedom of Information and reforming Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act
The physiology of industry; being an exposure of certain fallacies in existing theories of economics by A. F Mummery ( Book )
29 editions published between 1889 and 1989 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards international government by J. A Hobson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in English and held by 447 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 i
The economics of distribution by J. A Hobson ( Book )
28 editions published between 1900 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rationalisation and unemployment; an economic dilemma by J. A Hobson ( Book )
31 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1930, John Hobson's study deals with the economic dilemmas generated in the early twentieth century by the advent of mass production. Namely the over-production and surfeit of goods and the resultant failure of the expansion of markets leading to record levels of mass unemployment. Seeking a solution to this dilemma, Hobson analyses all aspects of the problem: income, uses of the surplus, underconsumption, markets and distribution, and internationalism. The study also explores theories concerning economies of rationalisation, both in terms of productivity an
Democracy after the war by J. A Hobson ( Book )
31 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1917, Democracy After the War considers the challenges faced in the development of liberal democracy. Hobson emphasises the power of reactionary forces and their ability to hold back progress, reiterating his view that the crux of the problem lies in the inequalities in income and wealth which led to imperialism. Through analysing the economic foundations of imperialist conflicts, Hobson comes to the conclusion that the success of democracy rests on the recognised importance of personal liberty
Free-thought in the social sciences by J. A Hobson ( Book )
24 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and held by 387 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
Gold, prices & wages, with an examination of the quantity theory by J. A Hobson ( Book )
33 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and held by 379 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
The crisis of liberalism; new issues of democracy by J. A Hobson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
A. Hobson, John 1858-1940
Atkinson Hobson, John 1858-1940
Gobson.
Gobson, Dzh 1858-1940
Hobson, J. A.
Hobson, J. A. 1858-1940
Hobson, J. A. (John Atkinson)
Hobson, Jan A.
Hobson, John A.
Hobson, John A. 1858-1940
Hobson, John Aktinson
Hobson, John Atkinson
Hobson, John Atkinson 1858-1940
Гобсон, Джон Аткинсон 1858-1940
ج. أ. هوبسون، 1858-1940
ホブスン, J. A
ホブソン, ジェー・エー
Languages
English (1,004)
Spanish (8)
Chinese (4)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (2)
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