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

Overview
Works: 414 works in 1,592 publications in 5 languages and 24,785 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 )

63 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal foundations of capitalism by John R Commons( Book )

91 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,682 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
Principles of labor legislation by John R Commons( Book )

69 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

82 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,126 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 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade unionism and labor problems by John R Commons( Book )

43 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor and administration by John R Commons( Book )

29 editions published between 1913 and 2004 in English and held by 723 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 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1894 and 1970 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade unionism and labor problems; 2d series, ed. with an introduction by John R Commons( Book )

28 editions published between 1921 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial goodwill by John R Commons( Book )

18 editions published between 1919 and 1969 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1865 and 1965 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distribution of wealth by John R Commons( Book )

36 editions published between 1893 and 1992 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial government by John R Commons( Book )

19 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1934 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 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 history
Selected essays by John R Commons( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Institutional economics; its place in political economy
Alternative Names
Commons, John R.

Commons, John R. 1862-1945

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

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Rogers Commons, John 1862-1945

Τζον Κόμονς

Коммонс, Джон Роджерс

Ջոն Կոմոնս

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

Languages
English (770)

Chinese (21)

German (9)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Legal foundations of capitalismInstitutional economics; its place in political economyA Documentary history of American industrial societyTrade unionism and labor problemsSelected essaysWisconsin, labor, income, and institutions : contributions from Commons and Bronfenbrenner