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Luddite

A term for workers in the early 19th century in Britain who opposed the Industrial Revolution because increased mechanization was changing the economy and leaving them without jobs. The term has come to mean any person who opposes technological changes, especially those that impact the economy.
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The publication of a new edition of the classic WORK on Huddersfield Luddism and its BACKGROUND, Liberty or Death, written by Lesley and her co-author Alan BrooKe, was the Local History Society''s main contribution to the Luddite bicentenary.
A pair of chapters discusses feminist and non-western approaches to the philosophy of technology, followed by treatment of anti-technological ideologies such as Romanticism and Luddism.
At one period Luddism prevailed; at another, machine breaking; at successive periods the Trade Unions have endeavoured in strikes, by hired bands of ruffians, and by assassination, to sustain the rate of wages above that determined by the natural laws of trade; panics have been excited among the working classes, and severe runs upon the Savings' Banks effected from time to time.
Reluctance to embrace online courses has deeper philosophical roots than mere Luddism.
But CBI North director Steve Rankin said: "This almost smacks of the Luddism of the 19th Century.
Shutting down P2Ps amounts to Luddism, (185) and allowing them to go unchecked is anarchic.
The latest work on Luddism, as both broadly and narrowly defined, reveals a similarly complex story.
Luddism gradually spread to Nottingham, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.
The low esteem in which many of my colleagues hold electronic publication derives in part from these failed ventures, not just the Luddism usually blamed.
Chris Haskins drew on his considerable experience of food matters to warn that if industry and government do not rebuild their credibility with the public, fantasy voices will prevail, scientific Luddism may become the order of the day, and the socially excluded poor of the world will be sacrificed to the affluent agenda of the neurotic classes of the West.