The ruinous impact of burgeoning bureaucracy…

Dr. John Lukacs

Dr. John Lukacs

“Before 1960 the United States produced more automobiles than all other countries together; after that, no longer.  Both in quantity and quality the competitive advantages of American products began to wane.  Very few people, including historians, have noted how short the industrial age was, compared with the previous agricultural and the succeeding postindustrial ages: a few decades, not more.  In 1955 and ’56, for the first time in American history, the majority of working people were no longer engaged in production (either agricultural or industrial) but were instead working in “administration” and “services,” a change that led to a post-urban and bureaucratic society.  It was in the 1950s that the greatest American cities began to deteriorate and to decrease in population, a devolution that has not stopped since.” ― Remembered Past; On History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge, by John Lukacs, Chapter III, Page 366, edited by Mark G. Malvasi and Jeffrey O. Nelson, ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware, © 2005 ISI Books.

About Michael

Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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