The Rise of Fordism
What is “Idle No More”?
A: Is a big rally of people due to the disposition of land and resources towards first nation
people. Wealth of this country is from accumulation of dispossession
Barriers to the Capitalist System
How can employers make people work?
How can employers make people work harder and more efficient?
The Expansion and Consolidation of Capitalism
Capitalist enterprise rapidly expand in the middle of the 1800s across Europe and North
Increased business competition decreased prices and ushered in an era of economic
During this period core industries become bigger, more centralized, vertically integrated
and more capital intensive
o That means a business begins to control all the production of the business
process. Ex. If a company is making steal, that company also controls the power
source to the making of steal
As Firms gets bigger they become more capitalized. This is referred to as The Gilded Age
of Robber Baror
The Rise of the Working Class
This is also a period where we see the development and the rise of the working class
and where people are alienated from the production of good. In addition this period
includes people sell their labour in order to survive.
We also get the birth of the alienated movement
Knights of Labour arise during this period
The Problem of Production
You have a rising working class and competitive market
Who controls the production process?
o The workers, because they are the ones that are making the products
o People who owns the businesses, they did not control the production of goods
o The owners often wondered how to maximize profit
Rise of Fordism 1 Scientific Management
Scientific Management is basically the break down of the working process in order
control of work