The Industrial Revolution: An Analysis Of The Tran

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Disregarding the heavy social costs of the Industrial Revolution, its material benefits outweighed them. This thesis will be defended by analyzing the benefits of the division of labor, how discipline in the factories allowed for successful industries, and most importantly the future technological advancements to create more efficient machinery. “The greatest improvement in the productive powers of Labour…seem to have been the effects of the division of labour” (The Division of Labor, 132). The division of labor played a role in the increase in mass production of goods by allowing different tasks to be completed concurrently. With the creation of the assembly line as well as the division of power, many workers would be able to complete a certain tasks simultaneously, thus increasing the production rate of goods and calling for a more efficient way to produce goods. This great idea has been spread throughout the successful industries. Without the division of power, if the workers “… had all wrought separately and independently, and without any of them having been educated to this particular business, they certainly could not each of them have made twenty, perhaps not one pin in a day;…” (Division of Labor, 133). Also, without knowledge of the division of power, work would be less efficient as one worker would have to accomplish producing a single good, which would take a tremendous amount of time. The efficiency and production rate of goods would increase, thus providing a greater amount of sales and income. Although factory life is rigorous and tough, every man employed must adapt to the discipline and strict rules of the factory. The purposes of these firm rulings were to aid an industry in becoming successful. The strict rules did produce a more obedient and demanding environment, but because of them, it created “good order and harmony” amongst the workers and
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