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Data: Industrialization / Post-Industrial World

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

annual hours


"The Improving State of the World" (c) Cato Institute 2007.


Dawn of the Digital Sweatshop

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

All over the world, workers are paid pennies to do menial online tasks in a largely unregulated, multimillion-dollar industry. Welcome to the Internet’s factory floor.

Lecture: The Industrial Revolution in Europe

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Lecture Outline:

  • Overview of the IR
  • Proto IR
  • Why England?
  • Spread of the IR
  • German IR
  • Effects of the IR
  • Proletarian Responses
  • Government Responses
  • Questions?

Here is the Power Point Lecture

The Revenge of Karl Marx

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Marx is so embedded in our Western cast of thought that few people are even aware of their debt to him. Everybody I know now believes that their attitudes are to an extent a creation of their material circumstances … “that, on the contrary, their social being determines their consciousness”, as Marx wrote—and that changes in the way things are produced profoundly affect the affairs of humanity even outside the workshop or factory.

Read Hitchens’ piece (from The Nation, 2009)

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

A Synopsis of the Film

Film Response Questions

From Wikipedia

Film Trailer for DVD

Metropolis (trailer)

Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Adam Smith from Wealth of Nations

Communist Manifesto Chapter One

Response Questions to Chapter One of Manifesto

Communist Manifesto Chapter Two

Marxism Lecture

The Basics of Industrialization

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Industrialization Text Notes

A Statistcal Analysis of the Industrial Revolution

A List of Noteworthy Inventions that Sparked the Revolution

Questions on the Text