The Global Citizen: What's So Great About Being Big?Meadows writes: "A new book [Downsizing the U.S.A.] says we are so ticked off because things -- from cities to corporations to governments to schools to the whole economy -- are too big. We pursue quantity instead of quality, go for more and lose sight of enough. Our unthinking devotion to growth drive us to create economic and social monsters that drive us, instead of serving us."
By Donella H. Meadows / AlterNet April 25, 2000
"I think we need to find out why the citizens of the world's wealthiest, most envied, most powerful country are so cynical, so distressed, so angry, so ticked off about so many things." (William J. Bennett, former Secretary of Education)