Industrial Society

Iatrogenesis will be controlled only if it is understood as but one aspect of the destructive dominance of industry over society, as but one instance of that paradoxical counterproductivity which is now surfacing in all major industrial sectors. Like time-consuming acceleration, stupefying education, self-destructive military defense, disorienting information, or unsettling housing projects, pathogenic medicine is the result of industrial overproduction that paralyzes autonomous action.

 

– Ivan Illich, on Specific Counterproductivity

 

Art: Steampunk – Industrial Society by Mike Savad

 

 

 

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