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Commons, John R. (John Rogers) 1862-1945

Overview
Works: 412 works in 1,616 publications in 7 languages and 24,869 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HD8066, 330.1
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History of labour in the United States by John R Commons( Book )

35 editions published between 1918 and 1966 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal foundations of capitalism by John R Commons( Book )

96 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviewing Legal Foundations of Capitalism, Wesley Mitchell declared that Commons carried this "analysis further along his chosen line than any of his predecessors. Into our knowledge of capitalism he has incorporated a great body of new materials which no one else has used adequately." And writing in the same American Economic Review twenty-one years later, Selig Perlman noted that "To Commons the workingmen were not abstract building blocks out of which a favored deity called History was to shape the architecture of the new society, but concrete beings with legitimate ambitions for a higher standard of living and for more dignity in their lives." This edition is graced with a special introduction that places Commons in proper academic as well as intellectual context
Trade unionism and labor problems by John R Commons( Book )

65 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of labor legislation by John R Commons( Book )

72 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional economics; its place in political economy by John R Commons( Book )

104 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commons opened Institutional Economics by declaring: "My point of view is based on my participation in collective activities, from which I here derive a theory of the part played by collective action in control of individual action." This sentence well summarizes the three key elements of this book--its theoretical intent, the importance Commons gave to his own experience in institutional reform in shaping these ideas, and the focus on the concept of the institution as a collective constraint on individual action
Races and immigrants in America by John R Commons( Book )

59 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distribution of wealth (1893) by John R Commons( Book )

62 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of collective action by John R Commons( Book )

50 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor and administration by John R Commons( Book )

31 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor, management, and social policy; essays in the John R. Commons tradition by Gerald George Somers( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social reform & the church by John R Commons( Book )

27 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proportional representation. With chapters on the initiative, the referendum, and primary elections by John R Commons( Book )

42 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Documentary history of American industrial society by John B Commons( Book )

8 editions published between 1910 and 1970 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Documentary history of American industrial society by John R Commons( Book )

9 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial goodwill by John R Commons( Book )

17 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial government by John R Commons( Book )

20 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sociological view of sovereignty, 1899-1900 by John R Commons( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of higher education in Ohio by George W Knight( Book )

12 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State minimum wage laws in practice by National Consumers' League( Book )

11 editions published in 1924 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myself, the autobiography of John R. Commons by John R Commons( Book )

17 editions published between 1934 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rogers Commons (1862-1945) was an influential economist, reformer, and labor historian. Born in Hollandsburg, Ohio, Commons grew up on the Indiana-Ohio border, where his early work as a printer kindled his interest in labor issues. He attended Oberlin College and went on to study economics at Johns Hopkins, subsequently embarking upon a career of research, public policy development, and teaching. Among his labor history works were the ten- volume Documentary History of American Industrial Society (1910-11) and the three-volume History of Labor in the United States (1918-35). In his autobiography, Commons classifies himself as both a pragmatist and a Progressive. He collaborated closely with Wisconsin's governor and U.S. senator Robert La Follette, Sr., until 1917, when he opposed La Follette's anti-war position. He drafted innovative legislation on issues such as civil service reform, worker's compensation, and utility regulation. He championed improved safety standards and unemployment benefits for workers, believing that financial support for them should come from corporations. He also advocated government mediation among industry, labor, and other competing interest groups. In the 1920s, Commons's legislative initiatives on social welfare and federal economic coordination anticipated New Deal legislation. Commons also exerted long- term influence through his students, many of whom went on to occupy key academic, research, and policy positions. Today, he is remembered chiefly as the founder of modern American labor histor
 
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Institutional economics; its place in political economy
Alternative Names
Commons, John R.

Commons, John R. 1862-1945

Commons, John Rogers.

Commons, John Rogers 1862-1945

John Commons economista statunitense

John R. Commons Amerikaans econoom (1862-1945)

John R. Commons United States institutional economist and labor historian

John Rogers Commons

John Rogers Commons amerikansk ekonom

John Rogers Commons amerikansk økonom

John Rogers Commons US-amerikanischer Ökonom und Soziologe

Rogers Commons, John 1862-1945

Τζον Κόμονς

Коммонс, Джон Роджерс

Ջոն Կոմոնս

존 R. 코먼스

커먼스, 존 R. 1862-1945

커먼스, 존 로저스 1862-1945

コモンズ

ジョン・ロジャーズ・コモンズ

约翰·康芒斯

約翰·羅傑斯·康芒斯

Languages
English (774)

Chinese (25)

German (10)

Italian (5)

French (2)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Trade unionism and labor problemsInstitutional economics; its place in political economyWisconsin, labor, income, and institutions : contributions from Commons and BronfenbrennerThe founding of institutional economics : the leisure class and sovereignty