Henry Grady Weaver (24 December 1889 – 3 January 1949) was the director of Customer Research Staff for General Motors Corporation, and shown on the cover of the 14 November 1938 issue of Time magazine. He is credited with developing the use of the survey questionnaire to investigate customer preferences for design features in cars. He is best known for his work, The Mainspring of Human Progress.
Review of the 1997 edition of Weaver's classic, published by the Foundation for Economic Education, with a preface by FEE founder Leonard Read and a new introduction by John Hood (author of The Heroic Enterprise)
Expanded version of Hood's introduction to the 1997 edition of Weaver's The Mainspring of Human Progress; discusses the changing attitudes towards business during the second half of the 20th century
Examines the question of whether it is worthwhile to distributing literature about individual freedom and free markets to those who already favor those premises; note this was the opening article of the second issue of Ideas on Liberty
Excerpted from chapters 2 and 3, "The Great Multiplier" and "Networks and Pitfalls"
Partial contents: Puzzling Questions - The Great Multiplier - The Pagan View - Socialism and (or) Communism - The Living Authorities - Roots of Revolution - The New Model - Unplanned Planning - Hope versus Fear - Moral versus Material - Freedom versus War
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