The five chapters of which this book is composed were delivered as lectures on the John S. Kennedy Foundation in New York in November and December, 1906. The manner of treatment and choice of illustrations show that they were originally intended for the platform rather than for the printed page. It has not, however, been thought wise, in so short and unpretending a book as this, to make any serious change in their form. – From the Preface.
The Kennedy Lectures for 1906. By Arthur Twining Hadley, an American economist and educator of the nineteenth –twentieth centuries.