Proceedings of the Second Pan American Scientific Congress, Washington, U.S.A., Monday, December 27, 1915 to Saturday, January 8, 1916; Section VI - International Law, Public Law and Jurisprudence Volume 8,

Proceedings of the Second Pan American Scientific Congress, Washington, U.S.A., Monday, December 27, 1915 to Saturday, January 8, 1916; Section VI - International Law, Public Law and Jurisprudence Volume 8,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...and distributed to the various olficials according to their particular desires. As a laborer in the statistical workshop for more than 25 years I am prepared to sympathize most cordially with Mr. Taylor's feelings and to join in the complaint to which he gives expression in such a clear and emphatic manner. Of course from my own experience I can only speak for the mining industry, though I have been informed that mine operators are not the only citizens of this Republic who are put to trouble and expense by the numerous demands made upon them for statistical information. Transportation interests, manufacturers, and public corporations are like sufferers, and personally I have been somewhat surprised by the patience with which they have submitted to the inquisition. The census reports, which are included among those of which Mr. Taylor complains, are for the most part only of decennial recurrence, and except for the mass of detail usually asked for should not be made the basis of complaint. But the situation is becoming more aggravated each year. Since Mr. Taylor's paper was presented the Federal income-tax law has gone into effect and the Federal Trade Commission has been established. Both of these require additional statistical information not called for by other Federal and State bureaus, and some of it is of decidedly inquisitorial character, while in a number of the States within the last two or three years legislation providing for workmen's compensation for injuries or death has been enacted and has introduced an entirely new problem, with the necessity of making a multiplicity of reports, not only annually but monthly or even more frequently. Some idea of the clerical and other work involved in the making up the reports...show more

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  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841670
  • 9781236841674