The Technocracy

The basis of modern industry being scientific knowledge of nature's laws whereby nature's resources are made available for human use and enjoyment through the aid and agency of technical skill, "Reconstruction" becomes essentially a process of selective rejection of present inappropriate economic usages; discarding customs which unduly facilitate the acquisitive instincts, and substituting others which tend to minimize social obstacles to the freer expression of the constructive or industrial instincts — in the interest of the commonweal.

As industrial processes involve specialized skill and expert technical training, made effective by intelligent co-ordination, it is clear that a humanly efficient Industrial Democracy necessitates leadership by those who possess the requisite knowledge, skill, and technical training.

So, when we speak of Industrial Democracy, what we really mean is: Nation-wide Industry managed by Technologists — a Nation of free and socially equal workers, scientifically organized for mutual benefit and unified purpose — a Technocracy.


First definition.

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 Technocracy, First, Second and Third Series Social Universals
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Smyth, Admiral William Henry (2010-08), Technocracy, First, Second and Third Series Social Universals, Nabu Press, Retrieved on 2013-11-08
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