Most discussion of market regulation presume a particular kind of capitalism, that associated with Fordism
. Under Fordism
, the principal function of markets is to maximize allocative and productive efficiencies so as to maximize social (material) welfare.
Gramsci, Antonio, 'The Modern Prince' and 'Americanism and Fordism
' in Selections from the Prison Notebooks, trans.
While the company's founder, Henry Ford, himself, never used the term "Fordism
," the way he ran things at the time were considered revolutionary, and to this day they continue to live up with the standard they have built on.
To explain the posited relationship simply: the classic techniques of disciplinary power identified by Foucault in studies such as Discipline and Pun ish can clearly be identified with some of the key organisational techniques which defined Fordism
as a novel form of capitalism, at the level both of the factory and of the general social formation.
," the one-two punch of modern manufacturing techniques and high wages, quickly revolutionized not just the auto industry, but American society, and made the USA a worldwide industrial power.
India innovated by applying Fordism
to their health care system.
We thus discuss the novella as an esoteric allegory for the decline of the unique configuration of post-war Australian capitalism which, using the concepts and methodology of the PRA, we dub antipodean Fordism
manufacturing industries, Fordism
and deindustrialisation, degraded work vs.
Taking the measure of Toronto's political "Fordism
" requires some deeper reflection.
Conversation topics include consumer society, the move away from Fordism
, rising education costs, soaring inequalities, crowdsourcing, globalization and localism, and more.
The characteristics of Fordism
have to be first examined before analyzing their difference with post-Fordism.
"Charlie Chaplin's movie 'Modern Times,' depicting the tragicomic story of a worker who loses his mind within the notion of 'Fordism
,' was shot in 1936.