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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... forced to take cognizance of these causes, to note their certainty, persistence and relative importance, as they enter to affect the quantities with which he is dealing. 11. The law of increasing return is, primarily, strictly a concern of operation. It is the principle by which a given outlay may be brought to the greatest productivity. It applies at every link throughout the great chain that leads up to the actual transportation furnished, as well as at the ultimate point of service to the public. But at this point, in application of the law, there has been built up a great plant, which results in a large undistributable expense to be apportioned over the units of service performed. 12. This apportionment rests on the basis of use, since it cannot rest on the basis of cost, as there is no direct cost. This use must be determined from conditions outside the railroad's operation. It involves public and general economic questions. Thus are united into a most complicated problem, the two principles of highly differentiated values and highly differentiated costs. The whole matter is first a question of fact; and aggregated and ordered facts that lead on to general principles are statistics. i INDEX. I. S. C. C--Interstate Commerce Classification. Absurdities in dividing expense. Adjustments of assets, Advertising (I. S. C. C), . Annual reports, lack of logical form, Analyzing a railroad, Apportioning a cost on basis of benefit, Averages--kinds, .... "operating ratio, . "without meaning, Balance sheet ""of a bankrupt railroad, ""described, . . ""examination of, Bankrupt railroad, its balance sheet, Betterment, ..... Borrowing from maintenance, . Bridges and culverts, maintenance (I. S. "" " watching expense Buildings and fixtures, maintenance (I. £ "" watching expe...
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