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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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