Lecture07 - Associationalism in an Era of Republican...

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    Associationalism in an Era of  Associationalism in an Era of  Republican Ascendancy Republican Ascendancy Industrial Efficiency, Open Pricing, and  Industrial Efficiency, Open Pricing, and  Codes of Fair Market Behavior in the 1920s Codes of Fair Market Behavior in the 1920s
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Schedule for Midterm Schedule for Midterm Review , Thursday, Feb. 7, 6pm (Dodd 170) Midterm , Tuesday Feb. 12, regular time/place
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Overview Associationalism in the 1920s Focuses on 3 overall objectives
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Overview Associationalism in the 1920s Focuses on 3 overall objectives Promote industry-wide efficiency in production Product standardization Standardization of production processes
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Overview Associationalism in the 1920s Focuses on 3 overall objectives Promote industry-wide efficiency in production Product standardization Standardization of production processes Establish open-pricing systems Equalize industry-wide information on market conditions » Restrain overproduction » Reduce price fluctuations
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Overview Associationalism in the 1920s Focuses on 3 overall objectives Promote industry-wide efficiency in production Product standardization Standardization of production processes Establish open-pricing systems Equalize industry-wide information on market conditions » Restrain overproduction » Reduce price fluctuations Develop voluntary codes of market conduct and fair competition
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Overview Goal : To moderate the business cycle by achieving greater stability in Product markets (price stability) Labor markets (employment/wage stability) Aggregate consumption (demand stability)
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Overview Overview Any study of 1920s associationalism must examine roles of Commerce Department Supreme Court Federal Trade Commission Must also acknowledge the political entrepreneurship of Herbert Hoover
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Herbert Hoover and the Herbert Hoover and the Associational Vision Associational Vision Director of the U.S. Food Administration Responsibilities : Maximize agricultural production for overseas war effort Set reasonable prices Discourage hording, speculation, waste Agricultural equivalent of WIB Organizationally decentralized Heavily reliant on private sector volunteers
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USFA USFA State State (Federal Food (Federal Food Administrator) Administrator) County Food County Food Administrations Administrations Town Food Committees
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County Food County Food Administration Administration Farmers Farmers Govt Govt Officials Officials Consumer Consumer Reps Reps Grocers Grocers - County is central decision unit - County is central decision unit - Negotiate fair prices subject to local variations - Negotiate fair prices subject to local variations
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The Gospel of Associationalism The Gospel of Associationalism and the new USSR and the new USSR The allure of Associational ideas An American response to Soviet-styled
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