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Technocracy and the North American Economy

More Pink Slips for White-Collar Employees

Clyde Wilson 1993  Published in:  Northwest Technocrat Newsletter, Nov/Dec 1993, No. 119   The downsizing and the lean and mean look is taking its toll among the once permanent white-collar workers. Drake Beam Morin, who recently released a study of the trend, predicts that 3.1 million white-collar employees will get the pink slip this year, more […]

Micromanagement: The Dangerous Side of Specialization

Ron Landridge  1997  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 2nd quarter 1997, No. 324   Specialization is being thrust upon us in almost every realm of human endeavor. Magazines such as Scientific American, as well as the multitude of trade, educational, and in-house publications that swamp us every day, indicate that knowledge and understanding is accelerating at a […]

HELP! I’ve Been Downsized! What Do I Do Now?

Ken Clements  1996 Published in: Technocracy Digest, 3rd quarter 1996, No. 321  Ken Clements is a member at large from Colorado   The Effect Of Downsizing On Society  Now that downsizing has become a household word, and now that everyone knows that the word itself simply means “you’re fired” what are the results of such vast unemployment? […]


Stephen L. Doll 1998   Published in: Submitted to Daytona Beach News-Journal April 30, 1998; published in its entirety May 4, 1998, with accompanying photograph of the author, under the heading “A Poverty of Understanding may be America’s Problem” in the News-Journal’s “Community Voices” feature. Ours is a land of paradoxes. While stockbrokers applaud each big […]

Peril of Panic

Rupert N. Urquhart 1961?  Published in: Technocracy Digest, probably early 1961 Technocracy Digest, 3rd quarter 1996, No. 321 A major threat to our industrial society lies in the uncertainty of how North Americans will react to the growing problem of unemployment within the Price System. Panic must be averted if human life and civilization are […]

Plight of the Price System Lemmings

Stephen L. Doll  1991   Published in: Section 3 Newsletter January 1991, No. 89 The Northwest Technocrat, 3rd quarter 1991, No. 324 For years, it was accepted that the little creature known as the lemming harbored some sort of unfathomable propensity for irrational self-destruction. Legend held that every few years, vast numbers of this plump, […]

Poverty in the Land of Plenty

Clyde Wilson  1995  Published in:  Social Trends Newsletter, Mar. 1995, No. 133  A survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of Americans living in poverty increased by 1.2 million last year, to a total of 36.9 million. This is the largest number of persons living at or below the poverty level […]

Multiple Jobholders Can’t Make Ends Meet

Clyde Wilson 1995  Published in: Social Trends Newsletters, Oct. 1995, No. 140  A new Labor Department survey reports a growing trend of multiple jobholders in the work force. Today, 7 million Americans, 6 percent of the work force, occupy 15 million jobs. Although single mothers and divorcees are among the total, most of the multiple jobholders are […]

Money Trouble

Lois M. Scheel 1995 Published in: Social Trends Newsletters, Mar. 1995, No. 133 VOLTAIRE: In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other. There are two subjects that will arouse and sustain interest in almost anyone: money and sex, in that order. Perhaps […]

Money Is A Superstition

L.W. Nicholson  1998 Published in: Technocracy Digest, 3rd quarter 1998, No. 329  Great progress has, and is, occurring in the transferring of money from one individual, or corporation, to another. First, the direct exchange of goods with the old barter system, then to the use of seashells as a medium of exchange, then to the coining of […]

It Really Doesn’t Grow On Trees

Stephen L. Doll  1997  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 1st quarter 1997, No. 346  The stripping of rainforests for monetary profit points up a vital truth — we are dead set on a collision course between human ambition and the hard, cold realities of physical science. The world operates on two economic systems. The one is […]

Is Economic Recovery Possible?

Sam Rachele 1992 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 2nd quarter 1992, No. 327   This article was submitted by Technocracy member Sam Rachele as a letter to the editor, but was printed instead in the guest editorial column “As I see it” of the January 16th issue of the Gazette Times, Corvallis, OR, under the title U.S. […]

Impoverished Man in a World of Science

Wilhelm A. Tietz 1995  Published in: Social Trends Newsletters, Aug. 1995, No. 138  The renaissance of science took place at the beginning of a European age of trade. It was born among a materialistic people whose business entrepreneurs perceived that science could be used by them for power and profit, and with its application they reinforced their […]

Impoverished Man in a World of Science

Wilhelm A. Tietz  1995  Published in:  Social Trends Newsletters, Aug. 1995, No. 138  The renaissance of science took place at the beginning of a European age of trade. It was born among a materialistic people whose business entrepreneurs perceived that science could be used by them for power and profit, and with its application they […]

Full Employment

Wilton Ivie  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1989, No. 317  FULL EMPLOYMENT has been widely ballyhooed as a corollary of prosperity and social well-being. It is the hope of the politician, and almost full employment is the hope of the businessman and industrialist. It is also a desirable social condition from the viewpoint of […]

Good Soil For Food

1996 Published in: Technocracy Digest, 4th quarter 1996, No. 322   We read a letter by Dr. C. F. Bentley, P. Ag., Professor Emeritus of Soil Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, for Soil Science 316, to the Editor of The Western Producer, a farm paper produced in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, about farming practices and the need for soil […]

I Am The Price System

R. B. Langan 1944 Published in: Great Lakes Technocrat March/April 1944, No. 66 A pamphlet along with The Culture of Abundance by E. Merrill Root. Published in 1945 and distributed for several decades. Technocracy Digest, 4th quarter 1982, No. 266. Social Trends Newsletters, July. 1996, No. 149 and August. 1996, No. 150  ALWAYS WITH YOU I […]


Jack Bergel 1991  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1991, No. 325   We have an economy dependent upon war and the preparations for war — all financed by an ever larger debt. It has become a juggernaut beyond control, and resistance to control becomes more obdurate and idiotic. Meanwhile, there is not much time […]

Hunger In An Affluent Society

Ron Landridge 1996  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 1st quarter 1996, No. 319   Recently, the new “Conservative” government in the Province of Ontario instituted a number of significant, (read significant in the context of the devastating impact on those affected, not in terms of a solution to the province’s debt), cuts in the province’s payment for a […]