Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lack of Plan?: The Future of Industrial Man, Chapter 9 pt 2

The critics claim that Drucker didn’t provide a plan to build the post war society. That is largely true, though a conservative such as Drucker really doesn’t want to provide such a plan. “The sum total of all this,” he writes, “ is that we have the engineering rules which we must follow in our architecture in order to build the kind of house we desire.” (195)

When he wrote this book, he could see that war production was at its height and might not have an easy way to return to a civilian economy. He also knew that the Depression had been a poor business economy. With no recent model to choose, and a powerful liberal leadership, he was hoping to find a new model.

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