Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Roots of Capitalism by John Chamberlain

Status: One Round of QC (10.27.2013)


Fix Notes:

Page 31: bottom par.: missing closing quotation

Hobbes considered that the Leviathan “must have the power to overrule the individual judgment of men on all issues, whether of property or anything else. He was a totalitarian in all save one very English thing: he

Page 38: par. 0: interference

The whole realm of governmental intereference with economic matters—whether it concerns the fixing of prices, or the “planning” of industry, or the seizure of one man’s substance

Page 133: par. 2: multiple

This ingredient was supplied by Frederick W. Taylor, the apostle of “scientific management,” who thought of the worker himself as a “mutiple purpose” machine tool whose motions in any given sequence could be studied and simplified [...]

Page 150: par. 0: Charta (to match the rest of the usage throughout the book)

[...] Court decision in the U.S. Steel case—go back a long way in the life of English-speaking communities—all the way, in fact, to the provision in Magna Carta (1215) that merchants should have the right “to move about as well by land as by water, for buying and selling by the ancient and right customs, quit from all evil tolls.”

Page 174: par. 1: manufacturer

But beyond this, the tire maunfacturer, like the automobile manufacturer, must set his price at a point which will keep a high-capacity plant operating somewhere near its peak.

Page 217: Index: "Leon Blum" is missing the accent. Fixed to "Léon Blum"

Page 218: Index: "de Jouvenal, Bertrand" is wrongly spelled. Fixed to "de Jouvenel, Bertrand"


Page 83: par. 0: worldly (?)

During the week of Waterloo, he followed his wordly instincts and took a strong “bull” position.

Page 163+: "Chevvy" should be "Chevy" (?)

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