3.02.2012

Do you agree?


"A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither"

-Benjamin Franklin -

2 comments:

Matt Kauffman said...

How does this fit with the ideas presented in "Spontaneous Expansion"

Is an environment lacking accountability and submission as dangerous as an over-structured one?

Steven Schenk said...

Two thoughts, firstly, YES! an environment lacking accountability and submission is as dangerous as an over structured, micro-managed, one.

Secondly, I used to believe deeply in the idea that this quote represents, but I don't think I do anymore... I think, as you point out, it is more nuanced than this quote allows. There is a tension and a balance that is needed...