Practical models of positive action
“Increasingly we feel that progress requires us to throw off the domination of big corporations, big government, the mass media, the powerful trade unions, the professonal monopolies (for example, in education, medicine and the law), the big money-dealers like banks and building societies – in fact, to liberate ourselves from excessive dependency on the whole complex of formal institutions which make up the over-developed, over-extended modern state.”
“An immature society is one whose members have their values and their responsibilities externally defined and imposed, for example by commercial advertisers and by agencies of government; a mature society is one whose members define their own needs and assume their own responsibilities.
Beyond the Dependency Culture: People, Power and Responsibility in the 21st Century. James Robertson