We Too Can Prosper: The Promise of Productivity - Graham HuttonGeorge Allen & Unwin, 1953, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with sunning to the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
3rd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Published for the British Productivity Council, formerly the Anglo-American Council on Productivity (U.K. Section). From the cover: “We Too Can Prosper: The Promise of Productivity is the outcome of unique collaboration between Mr. Graham Hutton, the author, Mr. Geoffrey Crowther, his friend and fellow economist, and a panel of experts nominated by the employers’ organisations and trade unions represented on the Anglo-American Council on Productivity (U.K. Section), now the British Productivity Council. The Council invited the author and Mr. Crowther, as indepen dent economists, to bring together the experience of the 66 Productivity Teams which have visited America since 1949, and combine it with their own expert knowledge of economic conditions on both sides of the Atlantic, to throw light on Britain’s industrial future.
The book covers — in brief compass — an enormous range of subjects : from education to mechanisation, from consumers’ habits to advertising, and from the rate of installing capital equipment to the roles of government, competition and ‘bigness in business’. The title chosen tells its own story. In Mr. Hutton’s words ‘there is no peculiarly American secret about the high wages, high productivity and high standards of life in America’.
We Too Can Prosper will certainly make a sensation. But much, more than that, it will make every reader of it think and argue furiously. And just because of that, it may well prove a stimulant to new progress in industrial production and relationships at a critical juncture in Britain’s post-war history. The book is sponsored by the British Productivity Council; but the views are those of the author, as influenced by all who assisted him.”