The movement in the field of co5perative commercial undertakings has been; school-book-like, a movement from the simple to the complex, from the common-la* sitaation of persons associating together to conduct a busines for profit to the modern statutory association and the corporation possessing an enormous capital ,derived from a host of individuals whose respective interests are represented -by various -classes -of transferable shares.
George J. Thompson,
Respective Rights of Preferred and Common Stockholders in Surplus Profits,
Mich. L. Rev.
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