Willie Green
Since May 29, 1998

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The First Federal Revenue Law

On April 8, James Madison, once again a congressman from Virginia, addressed the House. He went right to the point. Congress, he said, must "remedy the evil" of "the deficiency in our Treasury." He argued that "[a] national revenue must be obtained," but not in a way "oppressive to our constituents." He then proposed that the House adopt legislation, virtually identical to the unimplemented Confederation tariff, imposing a five-percent tariff on all imports....

...A single, uniform tariff, he insisted, had two advantages. First, it could be imposed quickly, which was important because "the prospect of our harvest from the Spring importations is daily vanishing." Second, it was consistent with the principles of free trade ("commercial shackles," he said, "are generally unjust, oppressive, and impolitic")

Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915)

Frederick Winslow Taylor devised a system he called scientific management, a form of industrial engineering that established the organization of work as in Ford's assembly line. This discipline, along with the industrial psychology established by others at the Hawthorne Works of Western Electic in the 1920s, moved management theory from early time-and-motion studies to the latest total quality control ideas.

If you are not familiar with Frederick W. Taylor, please click on the link provided for a brief, yet more informative discription of his contribution to modern business practices.

I am an Industrial Engineer.
I am neither a lawyer nor politician, journalist nor pundit, salesman or stock broker. I am not trained in rhetorical hyperbole. I do not advocate communism, marxism, socialism, hedonism, atheism, libertarianism, conservatism or capitalism.

I am an Industrial Engineer.

I promote "continuous improvement".
I promote changes in methods/procedures and technology to improve work productivity and quality in a manner that is not abusive to the workforce and is compliant with regulatory safety and environmental standards.
The Industrial Enginering motto is "Work Smarter, Not Harder", and in my dozen years of participation on this forum, I've posted countless articles in the vain hope of helping people become better informed.

It is with deep regret that I no longer find this to be an acceptable venue for those efforts.
It has become merely another setting where tactics of intellectual thuggery and intimidation are used to maintain the status quo and keep people disinformed and misguided.