The Public Interest

Management and the “post- industrial” society

Theodore Levitt

Summer 1976

As if the worlds industrial nations didn’t already have enough troubles, we are now offered a new malady that shatters whatever slight faith remains in the meliorating possibilities of abundance. This is to the effect that we are entering a world of economic entropy: The more economically advanced that nations become, the less their living standards will rise-until, finally, those standards begin to fall.

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