By Charles A. Reich
There's a revolution coming. it is going to now not be like revolutions of the earlier. it's going to originate with the person and with tradition, and it'll switch the political constitution merely as its ultimate act. it is going to now not require violence to prevail, and it can't be effectively resisted through violence. this can be the revolution of the hot new release.
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The dominating concept was that all private activity, individual or corporate, was subject to restriction, licensing, or regulation 'in The Failure of Reform 47 the public interest', meaning, for reasons based on the good of the whole nation. The public state was managerial and admin-: istrative in nature; its values were rationality, order and organization. It saw no evil in technology or power as such, so long as they were in 'the public interest'. In a sense the public state was government in the shape of technology.
Why this hatred, when the New Deal, in retrospect, seems to have saved the capitalist system? Perhaps because the New Deal intruded ir" revocably upon their make-believe, problem-free world in which the pursuit of business gain and self-interest was imagined to be automatically beneficial to all of mankind, requiring of them no additional responsibility whatever.. In any event, there was a large and politically powerful number of Americans who never accepted the New Deal even when it benefited them, and used their power whenever they could to cut it back.
The Greening of America by Charles A. Reich