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Creative Impulse in Industry

A Proposition for Educators

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Author: Helen Marot
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,439 / 104 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33.8
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 360
Added to site: 2004.07.04
mnybks.net#: 8689
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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its were psychological and economic; they revolutionized the intellectual and moral concepts of men in relation to their work and the production of wealth.

As machine production superseded craftsmanship the basis of fixing the price of an article shifted from values fixed by the standards of workers to standards of machines, Professor Veblen says to standards of salesmen. It is along these lines that mechanical science applied to the production of wealth, has eliminated the personality of the workers. A worker is no longer reflected in goods on sale; his personality has passed into the machine which has met the requirements of mass production.

The logical development of factory organisation has been the complete co÷rdination of all factors which are auxiliary to mechanical power and devices. The most important auxiliary factor is human labor. A worker is a perfected factory attachment as he surrenders himself to the time and the rhythm of the machine and its functioning; as he supplements without loss w

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