Planning, reform and the need for live, human sacrifices
Zealous or rigid attempts to get others to standardise or ‘modernise’ are often shrugged off as a kind of zombie-curse of large organisations. But what are the hidden psychological and social currents that so burden and reduce us? How does it start? Who is responsible?
Inescapably, the world becomes more populous, and our lives longer and more complex. Governments’ responses tend to increase goals and targets, directives and legislation. Official policy turns easily to officious practice. There, any holistic considerations are disregarded in favour of visible submission to itemised edicts.