Began in employ of Frederick A. Stokes Company, publishers, New York, 1908, and became advertising manager. Joined editorial staff The New Republic, December 1914. Washington correspondent same, September-December 1918.
Joined editorial staff New York Evening Post, January 1919. Investigator for Inter-Church World Movement Commision on Steel Strike, 1919. Statistician for Nautical Gazette January-March 1921.
Editor, The New Republic, January 1, 1924-January 1, 1947. Director-at-large National Bureau Economics Research, from 1922. Professor economics Bennington College, until 1957, grant Fund for Advancement Education, 1958-1959.
Professor economics Colgate University, 1958, U. Tennessee, 1961-1962. Whitney Distinguished professor Washington College, 1958-1959. Teacher Columbia, summers 1948-1952.
Consultant 20th Century Fund, 1948-1957. Director research Washington College for United States Small Business Administration, vertical integration in agricultural, 1959-1960. Special adviser to secretary of interior on reclamation and rural development in South, 1927.
Associate fellow Trumbull College of Yale. Enlisted in Coast Artillery, May 10, 1918. Corporal, July 1, 1918.
Detailed to study anti-submarine devices, at New London, Connecticut, August 1918. Translations to C.A. Officers Training School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, September 1918. Second in command Lieutenant C.A. Reserve, November 1918, and put on inactive list.
Author or co-author books from 1920. Latest publication: Introduction to Economic Science, 1948. Economic Forces in American History, 1952.
Ideas of the Great Economists, 1952. Men, Wages and Employment in the Modern United States Economy, 1954. Time for Living, 1955.
American Economic History, 1957. Longer Life, 1958