The individual is the central, rarest, most precious capital resource of our society.
If war production should remain the only way out of a long-term depression, industrial society would be reduced to the choice between suicide through total war or suicide through total depression.
Political freedom is neither easy nor automatic, neither pleasant nor secure. It is the responsibility of the individual for the decisions of society as if they were his own decisions--as in moral truth and accountability they are.
No society can function as a society, unless it gives the individual member social status and function, and unless the decisive social power is legitimate.
Free enterprise cannot be justified as being good for business. It can be justified only as being good for society.
There is every indication that the period ahead will be an innovative one, one of rapid change in technology, society, economy, and institutions.
If the feudal knight was the clearest embodiment of society in the early Middle Ages, and the bourgeois under Capitalism, the educated person will represent society in the post-capitalist society in which knowledge has become the central resource.
That knowledge has become the resource, rather than a resource, is what makes our society post-capitalist.
The fundamental reality for every worker, from sweeper to executive vice-president, is the eight hours or so that he spends on the job. In our society of organizations, it is the job through which the great majority has access to achievement, to fulfillment, and to community.
Capitalism is being attacked not because it is inefficient or misgoverned but because it is cynical. And indeed a society based on the assertion that private vices become public benefits cannot endure, no matter how impeccable its logic, no matter how great its benefits.
We have only one alternative: either to build a functioning industrial society or see freedom itself disappear in anarchy and tyranny.
Fascism is the result of the collapse of Europe's spiritual and social order.. Catastrophes broke through the everyday routine which makes men accept existing forms, institutions and tenets as unalterable natural laws. They suddenly exposed the vacuum behind the facade of society.
Our society has become an employee society.
The society of organizations is new-only seventy years ago employees were a small minority in every society.