Lesson 6 primary source
Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements
- If that’s true, to what extent is industrialization just the dumbing-down of work? It does not save much labor by division; what it saves is years of training and skill acquisition.
- Are the blessings of instant mass production worth the curse of turning humans into automatons, unable to make anything entirely by themselves or to enjoy the satisfaction of working for oneself instead of for oppressive entrepreneurs whose main innovation was to make workers stupid in the first place?
- What are the human costs of the division of labor, based on Smith’s own description of factory work?