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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter ix why join A trade
association? Assoc1at1ons are the order of the day. The Federal
Trade Commission, in its cordial recognition of the good work of
trade associations, has struck a responsive note in the heart of
every progressive business man. The good work of trade associations
in advancing the arts, in encouraging scientific management, in
teaching better methods, in pointing the way to manufacturing and
selling economics, in perfecting safety appliances for operatives,
in reducing fire risks, in working out traffic problems, in
maintaining credit bureaus, in co-operative trade advertising, and
in a thousand and one other ways, deserves and has received the
heartiest official commendation. Can there be any question, Mr.
Business Man inquires, regarding the propriety of trade
associations? There can be, and is. Trade associations of coal
operators, coal dealers, railroads, pipe manufacturers, wholesale
grocers, retail grocers, paper manufacturers, lumber dealers,
retail druggists, powder manufacturers, plumbing supply
manufacturers, butter and egg dealers, wire manufacturers,
horse-shoe manufacturers, cable manufacturers, coaster-brake
manufacturers, steamship lines, bill-posters, confectioners,
tow-boat operators, publishers, produce dealers, and jewelry
dealers have all been successfully prosecuted under the anti-trust
laws Criminal proceedings, have also been successfully prosecuted,
and fines amounting to several hundred thousand dollars in the
aggregate have been imposed against members of associations. Nor is
this the end, for the Department of Justice now has pending civil
suits and criminal actions against a number of such associations
under the anti-trust law. Before this display of judicial and
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