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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674280892

Publication Date: 01/01/1926

161 pages


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One of the few works which may be accepted as an authority within its field. The facts were assembled with skill, but it is not the kind of skill that seeks to verify a preconceived theory; the zeal of the author is directed towards the ascertainment of sound conclusions.Boston Transcript

If economists are to contribute more fully toward the solution of industrial problems, a great number of first-band studies of factory life and conditions will need to be made. Professor Barnett has put us in his debt by publishing the results of his study of the problem—the displacement of skill by machinery. Studies were made of the introduction of the linotype, the use of the stone-planer the introduction of the semi-automatic bottle machinery and of the automatic bottle machinery. The author then proceeds to test the conclusions of other students in the light of his own investigations… It is an exceptionally good book and should be read by those interested in the labor problem.The New York Evening Post

He has a genuine respect for facts as the safest material out of which to build a foundation for general thinking.The Survey

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