Specific Diseconomy

Some articles on specific diseconomy, diseconomy:

Ivan Illich - Concepts
... Specific diseconomy Specific diseconomy is another term Illich used, as a measure of the degree of institutional counterproductivity that is occurring—referring to the exact degree to which, for example, the ... When specific diseconomy is on the increase, this means an institution or industry is increasingly counterproductive to its original intentions ...

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    Patriotism is proud of a country’s virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country’s virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, “the greatest,” but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.
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