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AUTHOR: John William Gardner (1912–2002)
QUOTATION: More and more Americans feel threatened by runaway technology, by large-scale organization, by overcrowding. More and more Americans are appalled by the ravages of industrial progress, by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness. If our society continues at its present rate to become less livable as it becomes more affluent, we promise all to end up in sumptuous misery.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN W. GARDNER, No Easy Victories, ed. Helen Rowan, p. 57 (1968).

Gardner was secretary of health, education, and welfare 1965–1968.
SUBJECTS: Affluence