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 Less frequently celebrated, there has been a vast increase in the human effort expended in advertising. ​ "In its cost and the talent it commands, this activity is coming increasingly to rival the effort devoted to the production of goods."​((p23.)) ​ Union membership is no longer increasing, having peaked at 25.2 per cent of the workforce in 1956 and having declined since. ​ There has been a large increase in enrolment in higher education, and a somewhat lagging increase in funding. Less frequently celebrated, there has been a vast increase in the human effort expended in advertising. ​ "In its cost and the talent it commands, this activity is coming increasingly to rival the effort devoted to the production of goods."​((p23.)) ​ Union membership is no longer increasing, having peaked at 25.2 per cent of the workforce in 1956 and having declined since. ​ There has been a large increase in enrolment in higher education, and a somewhat lagging increase in funding.
  
-These changes should be seen holistically. ​ In sum, they create the need and the opportunity for large industrial organisation. ​ Economic systems tend to converge on the large, bureaucratic industrial system.  ​There shape is thus more determined by technology and organisation than by ideology.+These changes should be seen holistically. ​ In sum, they create the need and the opportunity for large industrial organisation. ​ Economic systems tend to converge on the large, bureaucratic industrial system.  ​Their shape is thus more determined by technology and organisation than by ideology.
  
 The traditional and pedagogically convenient view of America as a free market capitalist economy dominated by small firms with little capital is a poor representative of a substantial part of the economy. ​ It is a reasonable description of many remaining industries, such as agriculture,​ truck mines, painting, musical composition,​ much writing, the professions,​ some vice, handicrafts,​ some retail trade and a large number of repairing, cleaning, refurbishing,​ cosmetic and other household and personal services. ​ However, this is not the sector of the economy under change. ​ The Industrial System as we shall call it, consisting of 500-600 corporations in sectors such as communications,​ production and distribution of electricity,​ transportation,​ manufacturing and mining, much retail trade and entertainment is very different in character, poorly described by economists and the source of the visible and important changes in the economy. ​ The industrial system is a dominant feature of the Industrial State. The traditional and pedagogically convenient view of America as a free market capitalist economy dominated by small firms with little capital is a poor representative of a substantial part of the economy. ​ It is a reasonable description of many remaining industries, such as agriculture,​ truck mines, painting, musical composition,​ much writing, the professions,​ some vice, handicrafts,​ some retail trade and a large number of repairing, cleaning, refurbishing,​ cosmetic and other household and personal services. ​ However, this is not the sector of the economy under change. ​ The Industrial System as we shall call it, consisting of 500-600 corporations in sectors such as communications,​ production and distribution of electricity,​ transportation,​ manufacturing and mining, much retail trade and entertainment is very different in character, poorly described by economists and the source of the visible and important changes in the economy. ​ The industrial system is a dominant feature of the Industrial State.
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