in the United States the five hundred largest corporations exercising the

In the united states the five hundred largest

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, in the United States the five hundred largest corporations exercising the control over the economy described earlier, is investing heavily in technology and machinery and driving more workers into the competitive sector, the sphere of small businesses, or the state sector. Blue collar assembly lines continue to be operated according to the principles of technical control, which prescribe strict division of labor, a mechanized assembly line, and mathematical measurement of each movement the worker makes in order to achieve the utmost efficiency.33 In technical control the direction of the work is embedded in the physical aspects of production, the design of machines, and the industrial architecture of the plant. Evidence of growing discontent exists among blue collar workers, especially younger workers, over the dehumanized, unhealthy, mechanical nature of their work. Technical control, moreover, is present not only in the plant but also in the office. White collar workers are increasingly becoming mere appendages of such machines as computers. Most computer workers are key punch operators whose work is as mindless and dissatisfying as that on assembly lines . Finally, enhancing subordinating, and in some enterprises replacing technical control is bureaucratic control, which is "normalizing" in producing the "good" worker who has internalized the norms and values of the organization. For every action there is an equal and opposite government program – Bob Wells
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Tampa Prep 2009-2010 Cap K Gonzo and Lison 14/48 LINK – HEG The aim of heg is to spread capitalism. Ferguson 4 (Niall Ferguson, Professor of History @ Harvard, Colossus, p. 10) To the majority of Americans, it would appear, there is not contradiction between the ends of global democratization and the means of American military power. As defined by their president, the democratizing mission of the United States is both altruistic and distinct from the ambitions of past empires, which (so it is generally assumed) aimed to impose their own rule on foreign peoples. The difficulty is that President Bush's ideal of freedom as a universal desideratum rather closely resembles the Victorian ideal of "civilization." "Freedom" means, on close inspection, the American model of democracy and capitalism; when Americans speak of "nation building" they actually mean "state replicating," in the sense that they want to build political and economic institutions that are fundamentally similar , though not identical, to their own. They may not aspire to rule, but they do aspire to have others rule themselves in the American way. Yet the very act of imposing "freedom" simultaneously subverts it . Just as the Victorians seemed hypocrites when they spread "civilization" with the Maxim gun, so there is something fishy about those who would democratize Fallujah with the Abrams tank. President Bush's distinction between conquest and liberation would have been entirely familiar to the
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