„A root definition describing a notional system chosen for its relevance to what the investigator and/or people in the problem situation perceive as matters of contention.“
— Peter Checkland British management scientist 1930
p. 319 cited in: Raymond W. Y. Kao (2010) Sustainable Economy. p. 411
„Not only has capitalism failed to bring us to the brink of a scarcity-free world, but in a sense, you could say that capitalism invented scarcity - at least as a deliberate method of economic organization.... The flipside of this bounty, this endless feast, is scarcity.“
— Linda McQuaig journalist and author 1951
„It is becoming perfectly clear that the principles underlying industrial and military efficiency are the same and that a nation, to be efficient in a military sense, must first be efficient industrially“
— Henry Gantt American engineer 1861 - 1919
p. 936) cited in: P.B. Petersen (1986) "Correspondence from Henry L. Gantt to an old friend reveals new information about Gantt". In: Journal of Management Fall 1986 vol. 12 no. 3 pp. 339-350.
„Whoever exploits retrograde oxidising processes must inevitably inaugurate a scarcity and shortage of food, raw materials and fuels“
— Viktor Schauberger austrian philosopher and inventor 1885 - 1958
„There were some points in that article, or in that post, that were relevant and I could agree with“
— Richard Sherman (American football) American football player 1988
Context: A lot of people had sent to me over the weekend, but I thought this would be the best place to address it. There were some points in that article, or in that post, that were relevant and I could agree with. But there were also some obviously ignorant points in there. I don't think any time's a time to call out for an all-out war against police or any race of people. I thought that was an ignorant statement. But as a black man, I do understand that black lives matter. You know, I stand for that, I believe in that wholeheartedly. Press conference (16 September 2015), as quoted in "Video: Richard Sherman speaks passionately on Black Lives Matter" https://web.archive.org/web/20150917000340/http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/video-richard-sherman-speaks-passionately-on-black-lives-matter/ (16 September 2015), by Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington.
„Before a science can develop principles, it must possess concepts. Before a law of gravitation could be formulated, it was necessary to have the notions of “acceleration” and “weight.”“
— Herbert A. Simon American political scientist, economist, sociologist, and psychologist 1916 - 2001
„People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.“
— A. P. Herbert British politician 1890 - 1971
"Is It a Free Country?"
„In the Middle Ages, there was a scarcity of information but its very scarcity made it both important and usable.“
— Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003
Context: In the Middle Ages, there was a scarcity of information but its very scarcity made it both important and usable. This began to change, as everyone knows, in the late 15th century when a goldsmith named Gutenberg, from Mainz, converted an old wine press into a printing machine, and in so doing, created what we now call an information explosion.... Nothing could be more misleading than the idea that computer technology introduced the age of information. The printing press began that age, and we have not been free of it since.
„It is ironic that people of modest means sometimes become conservative out of a scarcity fear bred by the very capitalist system they support.“
— Michael Parenti American academic 1933
Chapter 3, p. 44
— Jim Stanford Canadian economist 1961
Part 4, Chapter 22, Development(and Otherwise), p. 270
— Thomas Love Peacock English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company 1785 - 1866
Melincourt, chapter XXIV.