24 APRIL 1920, Page 23

Half-Past Twelve : Dinner Hour Studies for the Odd Half-hours.

By G. W. Gough. (Sells. Is.)—Any author who tries to explain the elementary principles of economics clearly and without political bias deserves to be encouraged. Mr. Gough has had many forerunners, from Bastiat and Bagehot onwards, but there is plenty of room for his attractive and well-written pamphlet. We hope that it will be widely read. There would be far less labour unrest if the simple truths of political economy were understood by the average man.