Reform and Progressivism part 1

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Reform and Progressivism, Part 1 19:03 1.     The Problems of Industrial Society: workers being exploited and big business talking open and in/to the public about this  and not caring. Corruption of city govts, as well as national govts. Photographers and writers expose bad things happening, ex: young children working in  the mines.  Fictional writers also write bad stuff. The Jungel, novel written is about the meat packing industry and all the nasty shit that  goes in the meat.         Muckrakers these people above that expose all the bad shit happening. This leads to people questioning how to solve this. 2.     The Progressive Spirit:         Herbert Croly,  The Promise of American Life  (1909) the way to deal with these problems is to increase the power of the state.  State nees to be in essence as large and powerful as corporations are to keep them in  check and make sure they provide good working conditions and good wages and safe  products and so on. . Use state as a manager of the economy and country Ironic bc the ideas the progressives are using, are the same ideas that corporations are  using to help create there profits, the principles of scientific management.         Frederick W. Taylor,  The Priciples of Scientific Management  (1911) idea that you can organize a factory or business in a way that it will optimize efficiency,  how to get the most out of your workers and company with the least amount of expense.  Do things like study workers notions Both corporations and progressives are using these ideas of scientific management just 
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