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    Avoid Wearing Seatbelts

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    Cars are one of the most beloved creations from the age of the Industrial Revolution. They make getting from one point to another much easier and much more efficient. The very first models, however, were extremely basic in their design and performance. Since their invention in the early twentieth century, countless strides in development have been made to enhance the driving experience. Drum brakes in 1902, the electric starter in 1911, the first power steering system in 1926, flashing turn signals in 1935, airbags in 1970, and the antilock braking system in 1985 are just a few improvements that have been made to cars over the years (Automobile - Timeline). The most important innovation, however, came along in 1955: the seatbelt. The Swedish car company, Volvo, was the first company to incorporate seatbelts into its vehicles and set the standard for the world to follow (History of Seat Belts in the U.S). Volvo performed numerous tests, including the first crash testing, that proved this addition could prevent countless fatalities and reduce the possibility of injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Originally, seatbelts were not standard in cars, and very few actually came with the device installed. Even if seatbelts were available, no laws were in place that mandated their use. Since their invention in the 1950’s, seatbelts have significantly evolved. They have become standard in all vehicles and wearing one has become a federal law (History of Seat Belts in the U.S). Although…

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    Henry Ford Biography

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    not being able to buy a Ford. Without Henry Ford it wouldn’t be possible. He produced quality automobiles that were affordable, and still does to this day. His automobiles were so affordable, many people could buy them. He took productivity and customer satisfaction to a new level. Ford tried his best to satisfy all his customers and make an automobile that would last. His was also a great business man who knew how to make money, and have a productive business. Henry Ford positively impacted…

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    James J. Hill was born on September 16th, 1838 in Ontario, Canada. James was able to get good schooling in his youth at Rockwood Academy. James's father died when he was only 14, which means James had to quit school. He had to work while his mother ran an inn, he worked with a grocer while being able to study with the reverend. His work with algebra and geometry will help him in his future. James moved to the United States when he was 17 determined to be an animal and fur trader. He settled…

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    Fordlandia Summary

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    In FordLandia, Greg Grandin establishes the occurred in Henry Ford’s automobile industry and what led to the the source of rubber in Brazil. Grandin main focus in this book is the research of the major car manufacturing industry and how it operated. During the research, the findings by Grandin reveals the work by Henry Ford as to how the industry operated and how his project, FordLandia turned out to be. But most closely, Grandin also focuses on Ford’s ambition and how it evolved after…

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    Total Cost Minimization

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    This is thanks to Henry ford who created the idea of instead of people moving to the car to install the thousands of parts necessary in the model t, the car move to them. An article on the Ford website explains the first assembly line by stating “The first moving assembly line. It simplified assembly of the Ford Model T’s 3,000 parts by breaking it into 84 distinct steps performed by groups of workers as a rope pulled the vehicle chassis down the line.” Although the process seems primitive…

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    Following the industrial revolution mass production was on the rise, Henry Ford improved this idea in his production of automobiles. Henry Ford’s assembly line not only encouraged mass production at a faster pace, but the affordable cost allowed access to the common American family. The automobile created a new market in the economy allowing America to soar to new heights. Stimulating the economy to grow, the flourishing of automobiles increased production in steel, rubber, glass, tools, and…

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    Feudalism Vs Capitalism

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    earlier, the pyramidal structure had fewer people as we moved up the scale. The most people were found at the bottom of the pyramid. (1989: 124) This includes the assembly line of workers. Also, five-dollar for eight hours per day was a trick for very intense labor work and exploitation. The high pay per day gravitated worker the more to exploit them unconsciously. To solidify the argument, David Harvey also argues that Fordism, as a new kind of society was built by applied power (1989: 126). He…

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    and man’s refusal to acknowledge the consequences (Watt). “But technology plays a supporting rather than initiating role. It is the tool of a philosophical and economic vision” (Posner). “Technology enables but does not dictate” (Posner). [Brave New World] Is a famous dystopia, sparking discussions on biotechnological developments by vividly depicting a world where humans have become less-than-human by biotechnological and socio-scientific techniques (Schermer). “The society of Brave New World…

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    another; it is even a trade by itself to put them into the paper; and the important business of making a pin is, in this manner, divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which, in some factories, are all performed by distinct hands, though in others the same man will sometimes perform two or three of them. (Smith, I.1.3) Traditionally, each worker would be required to perform all 18 steps. Individually, making a maximum of 20 pins each day. By dividing the labor among more workers with…

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    Samuel Milton Jones immigrated to the United States with his parents at age three from Ty Mawr, Wales, with little money, and grew up in New York. At 18, after very little schooling, he went to work in the oilfields of Titusville, Pa. Jones rose from field hand to oil producer; his invention of an improved oil-pumping mechanism in 1891 earned him a fortune. He opened a factory in Toledo to manufacture his invention and introduce a host of employee benefits. His cause was to help workers gain…

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