In the Furlong life time, we have observed the growth of new industries.
An industry is technically “economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories.” So the Industries I name are morphing into and out of being an industry and not being an industry, but what is not mentioned in this definition, is the actual motive for having an industry in the first place – profit!
The raw goods in many new industries are humans – people. They are processed to comply, submit, conform. They are shunnelled (Mr Furlong says there’s no such word as “Shunnelled”) but I like it. Shunnelled is a mixture of shunted and funnelled – works for me. Anyway, as I was saying, the raw goods, humans, are shunnelled through processes in the Anti Tobacco Industry with all its “smokefree” subsets, the Health Industry with all its subsets like Big Pharma, the Education Industry with all its subsets like Universities, the Political Industry with all its subsets of Councils, The Transport Industry, and so on.
All these Industries, make profit for themselves and their workers using human beings as their raw goods.
The Correctional Services Industry is a good example. In terms of mass production, Henry Ford would have been proud. America’s private Correctional Services Industry is notorious. Here is a photo of their raw goods
People-profit is captured right here.