British economist ALFRED MARSHALL (1842-1924) was one of the most prominent thinkers of his age on the philosophy of finance, and his groundbreaking Principles of Economics (1890) was for years the standard text on the subject. rn rn Here, in Elements of Economics of Industry, he adapts his classic text for students. First published in 1892, it still serves as an excellent primer on such topics as:rn rn . economics as part of the study of humanityrn . the development of economic laws from the beginning of civilizationrn . how capital yields incomern . how consumer demand creates marketsrn . land, labor, capital, and organization as agents of productionrn . the balance of supply and demandrn . the interplay of labor and earningsrn . the impact of trade unionsrn . and much more.