January 16, 2010
When I originally wrote this essay, I included Fordism as other aspect of the dehumanizing of labor. It was too long so I cut it but you can still see the remnants.
This video is part 1 of 3 but they can all be watched separately. This video raises all sorts of questions and hopefully I’ll answer your questions in the next two shorts.
Much of this was inspired by Bob Blacks, The Abolition of Work. You can read it at: http://www.zpub.com/notes/black-work…. Better yet, you can listen to it at: http://www.audioanarchy.org/antiwork…. Also, check out some of the other anti-work essays on the list. They are all pretty good. I actually downloaded them, burned them as a MP3 and listened to them while driving to work. Ironic, eh?
You can read, The Principles of Scientific Management at: http://books.google.com/books?id=X_5_…
Also, check out Brendan M. Cooney’s videos on Frederick Taylor. He does a much better job than myself and goes into more depth.
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