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    The Marcusian Conceptions of Automation In his book One-Dimensional Man, Herbert Marcuse argues that automation is a centrifugal tendency that is characteristic of technology itself. For Marcuse, automation can be a benefit, but carries with it some dangerous liability. The negative aspect is that that automation has the potentiality of use by repressive forces in society viz. government, to maintain the existing conditions. In a positive sense however, automation has the ability to yield a freer society (Marcuse 35). It is within this Marcusian conception of automation that I will describe its centrifugal tendencies, and the role it plays in the classical Marxist analysis of capitalism. Further, I will examine under what conditions the centrifugal tendencies of automation threatens capitalism, and by way of example,…

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    The culture industry argument, established by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, is a critique of mass media, which refers to the industrialization of culture, where the masses are not the only source of mass culture; capitalism serves the masses, and treats them like commodities for their own benefit (McAnany & Wilkinson, 1996). Adorno and Horkheimer chose to call it culture industry, rather than mass media, because they believed that in mass media, masses had some influence upon the creation…

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    Herbert Marcuse published An Essay on Liberation in 1969. Marcuse was a German-born Jewish philosopher and political theorist who fled Germany during World War II and relocated to America. Marcuse was one of the primary theorists of the Frankfurt School and is credited as being one of the founders of Critical Theory. In his essay Marcuse use critical theory to critique the capitalistic society in America and global dominion. The essay is portioned into four main areas which are A Biological…

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    Hoover's Mistakes

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Great Depression and his New Deal. Considering we just learned about it and had a test on it. But hopefully I can go over some details that we did not go over in class and share my take on the New Deal and how it was very successful both at the time and for the future. This is because it made up for Herbert Hoover’s mistakes, provided indirect and direct relief to millions, got America out of the Depression and helped set America straight for the future. But…

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    millions of families across America. The very thought is devastating. However, two leaders rose up to try to fix this problem. Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt used different economic and domestic policies during their presidency to reach a common goal: conclude the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover came in as president with many ideas in mind to change the economic state the country was in. Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States and served from 1929-1933.(4) Hoover…

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    buildings, while teen boys were hired by the Civilian Conservation Corps to plan trees, create parks, and preserve natural areas, (Morain, n.d.). By the time World War II came, many job opportunities were created, as men began serving in the army, factories were in demand of workers as military supply orders were received, and women also began taking on roles in office, clerical jobs, as nurses, streetcar conductors, and many even served in uniform at home or abroad, (Romer, 1993). Also,…

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    The twentieth century (1929) Stock Market crash set in motion a chain of events that would plunge the United States into a deep depression. The Depression of the 1930 's called for the end of an era of economic prosperity during the 1920 's. President Herbert Hoover was the unfortunate to preside over this economic downfall. Hoover believed the cause of this depression was international, and he therefore believed that restoring the gold standard would ultimately drag the US out of depression by…

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    I. The Stock Market Crash Of October 1929 A. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected in 1932 B. Many of the poverty stricken individuals began to despise the monetary system, the president and the rich ones C. The amount of starving, homeless and sickness grew in the mid-1920s D. Although the whites were affected, the severity towards blacks and Hispanics was outrageous, especially since they were already deprived to begin with II. Causes of the Crash A. One of the causes for the crash was a natural…

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    In 1929, short term problems such as the stock market crash and the banks not not having any money to loan out, caused the Great Depression. There were also long term causes. Farms were overproducing, and because of the mass production, the prices lowered. Farmers did not make as much money and they could not take loans from the bank because the banks had no money to loan after losing it all. The Great Depression put many people out of work, without a home and without money to put food on the…

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    Stock Market Crash Essay

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    “In some instances, entire families (three and four generations) migrated together, in search of food, shelter, and work. Approximately 200,000 migrants moved to California during the Great Depression, most arriving destitute.” (Na, 2016 Croft Communications, Inc cited from http://thegreatdepressioncauses.com/dust-bowl/dust-bowl-migration/) What did Presidents Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt do about the Depression? Though President Hoover took the stock market crash of 1929 for granted by…

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