The five parts of this work are titled: The Nature of Economic
Systems; Motor Power Brings a New Way of Life; A Mounting Hazard: Economic Power; Coming
Insights, Enterprises, People; and Moving Toward a World Civilization.
Metzler earned his degrees at Stanford University: A.B. in 1919, A.M. in social sciences
in 1925, and Ph.D. in economics in 1929. After earning his Ph.D., he taught economics
and sociology at Northeastern State Teachers College in Oklahoma and then pursued a
career as an economics researcher.
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