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Max Weber's focus on rational rules as the basis of bureaucracy and modernity comes to mind: cf "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism"

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 at 04:45:48 PM EST
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Well, rational rules IS a step forward, if an insufficient criterion.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 at 06:01:08 PM EST
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