ECONOMICS FOR EXECUTIVES
New York City, American Chamber of Economic 1923, 1st edition, hb. A complete 24 volume set bound in original woven green cloth. 12mo,
¶ Roberts (1857-1948) was born and raised in Iowa. Upon coming of age, he entered the newspaper business and, in 1878, purchased the Fort Dodge Messenger with which he served as editor. He was active in the Iowa Republican Party and was appointed State Printer. In 1902, he and a partner purchased two Des Moines papers, merging them into the Des Moines Register and Leader. Roberts was particularly interested in economic and monetary policy and authored the Iowa Republican Party's platform on tariffs (an important question of the day). In 1898, President McKinley appointed Roberts as Director of The United States Mint, a position he held until 1907, and again from 1910 to 1914. He then joined the National City Bank of New York City, and became its vice-president in 1919. From 1914 to 1940, Roberts edited the bank's Monthly Economic Letter, an investment bulletin dealing with world events, economic affairs, and national and international finances. In 1923, he published this series of little books as a home study, or self-study, program which divided the subject of economics into simple parts or units, then presented the substance of each unit in the form of a brief study lesson. Each unit offers a simple, non-technical discussion of underlying principles, accompanied by a complete index for reference purposes. Individual volumes of this set are available, but a complete set is now seldom seen. Our offering is in very good condition, showing only very slight shelf wear and is internally unmarked.
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