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1910 Excerpt: ...and discuss their application in industrial
management.--The Esitoks. HE poor white trash of the southern
States and the listless negroes have long been a by-word, but we
suddenly find out that all these people, white and dark, are
afflicted with a parasite, the hook worm, which saps their
vitality, internally slowly bleeds their strength away. The remedy
is not schools, nor churches, nor the suppression of the saloon,
nor the sternness of the task master--all excellent devices; the
remedy is the elimination of the parasite. After this initial
betterment, the principles of education, of religion, of
temperance, of stimulus, may be confidently applied. American
organization for operation, whether governmental (army, navy,
civil), whether state or municipal, whether for landrailroads or
ocean-steamboats, whether educational or religious, whether
industrial or commercial, proves on investigation to be
inefficient, often disgracefully so, the efficiency of the output
of men of militia age of the country as a whole being not more than
5 per cent, the efficiency of use of materials being not more than
60 per cent, the By Harrington Emerson. efficiency of equipment,
facilities, averaging not 30 per cent. These inefficiency
statements can be verified from the facts, by any competent
experts, as readily as an assayer can duplicate the assay of ah ore
sample. Our material resources are unsurpassed, our workers are
intelligent, ambitious, versatile, our equipment, from farm lands
to office buildings, from typewriters up to Mallet compounds and
down again to telephones, is lavish; yet it is all depreciated by
an equally stupendous inefficiency. The principles of efficiency
are simple, are plain, are elementary; they have been accepted and
practiced empirically for a fe...
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