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Quotation by Mary Barnett Gilson
I wish glib and indiscriminate critics of industrialists had some conception of the problems that have to be met by factory management.... General condemnation of employers is a favorite indoor sport of the uninformed intelligentsia who assume the role of lance- bearers for labor.
Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?), U.S. factory personnel manager, economist, and educator. What's Past is Prologue, ch. 7 (1940).
After years of being a manager in a factory, Gilson earned a doctorate in economics from Columbia University and joined the faculty at the University of Chicago.
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