Friedman treats Taylorism as though it were a “science of work,” where
in reality it is intended to be a science of the management of others’
work under capitalist conditions. It is not the “best way” to do
work “in general” that Taylor was seeking, as Friedmann seems to assume,
but an answer to the specific problem of how best to control alienated
labor--that is to say, labor power that is bought and sold (62).