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Susan Currell, Christina Cogdell, editors. Popular Eugenics: National Efficiency and American Mass Culture in the 1930s. Athens: Ohio University Press. 2006. Pp. x, 406. Cloth $69.95, paper $28.95

Popular Eugenics: National Efficiency and American Mass Culture in the 1930s. Ed. by Susan Currell and Christina Cogdell. (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006. x, 406 pp. Cloth, $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8214-1691-4. Paper, $28.95, ISBN 978-0-8214-1692-1.)


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That part of overall efficiency which consists of getting the maximum output technically possible from any given inputs, or producing a given output with the fewest possible inputs. X-efficiency thus implies the complete absence of slack in production. Evidence for X-efficiency can take two forms. One is theoretical, showing that in principle better results are not obtainable. The other is empirical, showing that no other firm or organization is observed to do better.

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