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Gregory Clark's work on "factory discipline" cited by The Economist

In a discussion of how recent technologies are reshaping the modern workplace, The Economist cites Professor Greg Clark's seminal paper "Factory Discipline", published in the Journal of Economic History. Professor Clark argues that, with the onset of Britain's Industrial Revolution, new management practices such as regular schedules incentivized workers to exert greater effort on the job, leading to greater productivity and higher earnings. As Professor Clark writes, "Workers effectively hired capitalists to make them work harder. They lacked the self-control to achieve higher earnings on their own."

The Economist article is available here: