2021-07-10 Breaking Things at Work

I’m enjoying my read of “Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right about Why You Hate Your Job”, by Gavin Mueller. The point about Taylor I had heard on the “Thinking Allowed” podcast episode I mentioned in 2021-07-08 Marvelous Pursuits:

“The son of a wealthy Philadelphia lawyer, Taylor had prepared to attend Harvard and follow in his father’s footsteps into the legal profession. But his nervous disposition caused him to abandon these plans, and instead he apprenticed to a machinist, working his way up into supervisory positions on the shop floor. Taylor’s factory career did not bestow upon him any special working-class consciousness; if anything, it only sharpened his contempt for workers, whom he viewed as stupid and lazy.” – Breaking Things at Work


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