Does Price Fixing Destroy Liberty?

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Does Price Fixing Destroy Liberty?

A Consideration of Certain Economic and Common
Law Principles Applying to Governmental
Interferences with the Liberty
of Trade


George H. Earle, Jr.

of the


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Copyright 1920,
George H. Earle, Jr.

The Author gratefully acknowledges
the valuable editorial
assistance of

H. Edgar Barnes, Esq.,
John A. McCarthy, Esq.,
of the Philadelphia Bar


Introduction 7
Chapter I— General Considerations 13
Chapter II— The Real Meaning of the Lever Act 37
Chapter III— The Constitutionality of the Act 51
Chapter IV— The Uncertainty of the Act 63
Chapter V— Prices of Commodities Cannot be Made Fair by Governmental Regulations 91
Chapter VI— The Act in Relation to the Uncertainties of Trade 113
Chapter VII— Our Paramount Interest 149
Chapter  VIII— General Conclusions 157
Chapter IX— The Aftermath 159
Chapter X— Final Summary 173
Table of Cases 179
Bibliography 183

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