Taylored Lives: Narrative Productions in the Age of Taylor, Veblen, and Ford

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Taylored Lives: Narrative Productions in the Age of Taylor, Veblen, and Ford - Banta, Martha

Scientific management: Technology spawned it, Frederick Winslow Taylor championed it, Thorstein Veblen dissected it, Henry Ford implemented it. By the turn of the century, practical visionaries prided themselves on having arrived at "the one best way" both to increase industrial productivity and to regulate the vagaries of human behavior. Nothing ...