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The Trained Memory

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The Trained Memory by Warren Hilton is written by Hilton. Memory involves, therefore, four elements, Retention, Recall, Imagination and Recognition. Almost everyone seems to think that we retain in the mind only those things that we can voluntarily recall; that memory, in other words, is limited to the power of voluntary reproduction.

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Captains of Industry

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One hammer had an iron rod running down through the handle with a nut screwed on at the end. Another was wholly composed of iron, the head and handle being all of one piece. There were various other devices.

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Up To Date Business

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There is a distinction between the usage of the names COMMERCE and BUSINESS. The interchange of products and manufactured articles between countries, or even between different sections of the same country, is usually referred to as commerce. The term business refers more particularly to our dealings at home--that is, in our own town or city. Sometimes this name is used in connection with a particular product, as the coal business or the lumber business, or in connection with a particular class, as the dry-goods business or the grocery business.

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Hodge and His Masters

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Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies is written by Jefferies. The doorway of the Jason Inn at Woolbury had nothing particular to distinguish it from the other doorways of the same extremely narrow street. There was no porch, nor could there possibly be one, for an ordinary porch would reach half across the roadway.

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Morals in Trade and Commerce

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Morals in Trade and Commerce is written by Frank B. Anderson. MORALS IN TRADE AND COMMERCE The most beautiful thing about youth is its power and eagerness to make ideals, and he is unfortunate who goes out into the world without some picture of services to be rendered, or of a goal to be attained.

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Creating Capital

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The typical money-maker as commonly pictured in our imagination is a narrow, grasping, selfish individual who has chosen to follow lower rather than higher ideals and who often is tempted, and always may be tempted.

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The Itching Palm

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The Itching Palm is a moral disease. It is as old as the passion of greed in the human mind. Milton was thinking of it when he exclaimed: "Help us to save free conscience from the paw, Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw." Although it had only a feeble lodgment in the minds of the Puritans, because their minds were in the travail that gave birth to democracy, enough remained to perpetuate the disease.

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The Acquisitive Society

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In our current culture of information saturation it often helps to turn off the news feeds and political gamesmanship and review the current issues more broadly. Of course no circumstances are completely unique and we can gain a great deal of clarity through the writings of those who have lived through common times. The Acquisitive Society is a work written by R. H. Tawney in 1920 discussing the issues of income inequality and tendency for exclusively profit driven work to lack social purpose.

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Readings in Money and Banking

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The introduction of money does not interfere with the operation of any of the Laws of Value.... The reasons which make the temporary or market value of things depend on the demand and supply, and their average and permanent values upon their cost.

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A New Banking System

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The great secret, then, of having an abundant paper currency, and yet maintaining all the while specie payments, consists in having the paper represent property--like real estate, for example--that exists in large amounts, and can always be delivered, on demand, in redemption of the paper; and also in having this paper issued by the persons.

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