Human Engineering: A Study of the Management of Human Forces in Industry

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D. Appleton, 1921 - Human engineering - 378 pages

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Page 132 - Means for securing to the workpeople a greater share in and responsibility for the determination and. observance of the conditions under which their work is carried on.
Page 66 - Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!
Page 133 - We are convinced, moreover, that a permanent improvement in the relations between employers and employed must be founded upon something other than a cash basis. What is wanted is that the workpeople should have a greater opportunity of participating in the discussion about and adjustment of those parts of industry by which they are most affected.
Page 348 - In each, we miss the personal poetry, the enchanted atmosphere, that rainbow work of fancy that clothes what is naked and seems to ennoble what is base ; in each, life falls dead like dough, instead of soaring away like a balloon into the...
Page 132 - The settlement of the general principles governing the conditions of employment, including the methods of fixing, paying and readjusting wages, having regard to the need for securing to the workpeople a share in the increased prosperity of the industry.
Page 349 - The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own peculiar ways of being happy, provided those ways do not assume to interfere by violence with ours. No one has insight into all the ideals. No one should presume to judge them off-hand. The pretension to dogmatize about them in each other is the root of most human injustices and cruelties, and the trait in human character most likely to make the angels weep.
Page 69 - We declare, therefore, that the longer sufferance of these conditions is impossible, and we purpose to end them all. We declare them to be the product of the present system in which industry is carried on for private greed, instead of for the welfare of society. We declare, furthermore, that for these evils there will be and can be no remedy and no substantial relief except through Socialism, under which industry will be carried on for the common good and ever)1 worker receive the full social value...
Page 119 - In conclusion let it be said that upon the heads of these leaders—it matters not to which of the four parties they belong— who refuse to reorganize their industrial households in the light of the modern spirit, will rest the responsibility for such radical and drastic measures as may later be forced upon industry if the highest interests of all are not shortly considered and dealt with in a spirit of fairness. Who...
Page 70 - ... 3. The extension of the public domain to include mines, quarries, oil wells, forests and water power. 4. The further conservation and development of natural resources for the use and benefit of all the people : (a) By scientific forestation and timber protection.

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