„By and large, the answer to the question "How do large institutions survive?" is "They don't!" The vast majority of large modern-day institutions — some of them extremely vital to the functioning of our complex civilization — simply fail to exist in the first place.“

Helpless Individuals (March 2009) http://lesswrong.com/lw/64/helpless_individuals/

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