Image from page 89 of “The efficient man” (1914)
Title: The efficient man
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: West, Thomas D. (Thomas Dyson), 1851-1915
Subjects: Success Employee motivation Industrial efficiency Personnel management
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Gardner Printing Co.
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Connecticut Libraries
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vellie methods of marketing their products. There is com-plaint of the middlemen and it has the approval of thefactors that are contending for shorter hours, greaterrecreations and luxuries, and thinking to blame the highcost of living on the middleman. Contentions andstruggles on this to defend themselves can be considered BLAMING MIDDLEMEN 85 as one line of revolt which is to grow out of the massescraze to avoid work and have amusement, gayety andsports. We cannot disj^ense very greatly with middle-men, and if the author were one of them he believes hewould take active and stringent measures to defend thisbusiness by not letting all the blame be loaded onto thisclass of respectable citizens who do often give twelvehours to eight in labor against that given by producers.It is amusing the way many of our politicians standon the fence to espouse the cause of cheaper living. Ifthey are not on the fence they are usually beating aroundthe bush chasing a straw man. It all shows that before
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If the boys hadnt all gone to the city it would have been different,wouldnt it, mother? Fig. 11, FARM AND PARENTS LEFT TO WITHER AND DIE 86 THE EFFICIENT MAN there can be a turning back that will be effective instriking at the main roots causing our high cost of livingthe general public will have to get into the harness, andwritings of the character of this book should greatly helpthem to do so. Once the general public shows a de-termination to place the responsibility where it rightlybelongs we can then expect our politicians to be muchmore willing to come out and to hit the nail on the headas they should do, but not until then do we expect themto change. If the powers that be at Washington wouldtake measures to the more thoroughly keep the sons anddaughters on the farms they would have less cause tobe striking wildly and hitting the middlemen so hard. CHAPTER XI The Predominance of the Amateur and the Botch inIndustry The struggle of the rising generation to escape workand subordina
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