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The New Ruthless EconomyWork and Power in the Digital Age$
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Simon Head

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179835

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.001.0001

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The Economics of Unfairness

The Economics of Unfairness

(p.170) 10 The Economics of Unfairness
The New Ruthless Economy

Simon Head

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the unfairness in the workplace brought about by scientific management and industrial reengineering in the U.S. It discusses reforms that are needed to correct the imbalance of power in the American workplace and to protect American workers from the exploitation and unfairness which is a consequence of that imbalance. It suggests that employees should be empowered to have a voice in deciding how much technology is used in business operations and management.

Keywords:   labor unfairness, scientific management, industrial reengineering, American workers, employee empowerment, technology

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