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Re[2]: Early Literature

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Subject: RE: Early Literature
Author:  p2tech@great-lakes.net at ~internet
Date:    8/11/97 3:56 PM

I doubt it is still in print but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. 
Stuart Chase wrote many books and was a popular author.  His works are 
typically found in the economics section of used book stores and 
libraries.  While he worked for the Dept of Commerce as an economist, 
his writing is much more like that of a   sociologist.  He also wrote a 
book called "100,000,000 Guinea Pigs," a look into all the "wonderful" 
chemicals added to our food supply.  It's a good read for people 
interested in the need for consumer protection.
I would check your local library and used book stores first.  If that 
gets you no where, then drop me a line and I can find you a copy here in 
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> From:  jsaxe[SMTP:ecm@mstf.org]
> Reply To:  p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Sent:  Monday, August 11, 1997 7:26AM 
> To:  p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:  Re: Early Literature
> Is this still in print.  where can I get it?  At 02:51 PM 8/7/97 
> -0700, you
> wrote:
> >One reference I found to be very enlightening was "The Tragedy of
> >Waste," written by Stuart Chase in the late 1920s.  While the focus 
> of
> >his work is mainly on the avoidance of waste associated with 
> inefficient
> >labor management and raw material utilization, his basic points apply 
> to
> >all wastes.  Thru standardization and better management practices, 
> many
> >wastes can be avoided.  I'm sure this is still true today. 
> >
> >He also presented a very interesting concept of "wealth" versus 
> "illth."
> >Illth can be thought of as goods produced for the sake of
> >over-consumption.  By calculating how much money went into the
> >production of illth, he was able to show that this waste was more 
> than
> >enough to provide all the poor in the US with a decent level of 
> living.
> >
> >I know this work is not "P2" per se, but it is interesting to see how 
> >people have looked at similar problems in the past.  Scientific
> >management, value engineering, energy conservation, and now P2 all 
> share
> >a common approach to the same problem: identifying ways to do more 
> with
> >less.  And speaking of less, I better sign off before I ramble on. 
> >
> >Mike.callahan@jacobs.com
> >
> >
> Joan B. Saxe
> Center for Technology Transfer
> 190 Riverside St.
> Portland, ME 04103
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