Scott James

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

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    NaClhas quoted5 years ago
    As we shall see, the conclusions that can be drawn from the failures of modern projects of social engineering are as applicable to market-driven standardization as they are to bureaucratic homogeneity.
    NaClhas quoted5 years ago
    Today, global capitalism is perhaps the most powerful force for homogenization, whereas the state may in some instances be the defender of local difference and variety.
    NaClhas quoted5 years ago
    human well-being.

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