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Scientific organization of labor and the Russian Revolution

17 April, 2021 · History

Whole Russia Congress of Factory Committees, 1919
Whole Russia Congress of Factory Committees, 1919

At the height of the Russian Revolution, as the working class wielded political power for the first time and hundreds of thousands of workers were experimenting with new forms of collective labor, Taylorism and the scientific organization of labor raised debates that were only partly resolved historically: Are the techniques of scientific organization of labor necessarily alienating and do they necessarily increase exploitation? Is their scientific foundation correct? Is there anything rescuable in them?