Solomon Blum

Labor Economics


Solomon Blum
   - Labor Economics

A study of the conflict between capitalism's productivity and labor's less impersonal but relatively unproductive drive towards standardization. This book presents an in-depth study of the origin of labor legislation and the development and use of the tactics of contention and accommodation by both labor and management.

Based on the assumption that the labor movement was a reaction to the reckless wastefulness and chaotic competition of private enterprise, the book illustrates how the terms set down in a collective agreement act to standardize the labor-management relationship. At the time of original publication in 1925, Solomon Blum was Professor of Economics at the University of California.