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This is a graded discussion: 85 points possible
due Nov 23
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Respond to initial topic question, only after reviewing Lesson 8: Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution
Twentieth century American historian, Lewis Mumford, stated inTechnics and Civilization that “it was because of certain traits in private capitalism that the machine- which was a neutral agent- and in fact has sometimes been, a malicious element in society, careless of human life, indifferent to human interests. The machine has suffered for the sins of capitalism; contrariwise, capitalism has often taken credit for the virtues of the machine.”1
What do you think about this statement? Is this true, partially true, or false?
Your task: Write at least a 2-paragraph response to that question in relation to the Mumford quote. Must include:
1Lewis Mumford, Technics and Civilization (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1934, 2010), 27.