Fodor, Eben. Better Not Bigger
Canada: 1999. ISBN 0865713863
Page 28

Like the Victorians who spoke of love but not of sex, many planners and policy-makers talk about reducing the impacts of growth, but not about slowing it down. An assumption is being made that we can keep on growing, if we just do it right. But no matter how you dress it up, growth is still growth. Even the best-looking, best-planned growth can still have a predominantly negative impact on a community and long-term ecological consequences.

Complete reliance on planned-growth strategies is based on the false premise that you can have your cake and develop it too.

Alfino, Mark., John S. Caputo, and Robin Wynyard. Critical Essays on Consumer Culture
U.S.A.: 1998. ISBN 0275958191
Page xx1

To quote Weber from The Theory of Social and Economic Organization: Experience tends purely to show that the purely bureaucratic type of administrative organization—that is, the monocratic variety—is, from a purely technical point of view, capable of attaining the highest degree of efficiency and is in this sense formally the most rational known means of carrying our imperative control over human beings. It is superior to any other form in precision, in stability, in the stringency of its discipline and in its reliability. It thus makes possible a particularly high degree of calculability of results for the heads of the organization and for those acting in relation to it. (quoted in Merton, 1952, p. 24)