If it were indeed true that the introduction of labor-saving machinery is a cause of constantly mounting unemployment and misery, the logical conclusions to be drawn would be revolutionary, not only in the technical field but for our whole concept of civilization. Not only should we have to regard all further technical progress as a calamity; we should have to regard all past technical progress with equal horror.
–Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson
The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.
–Ted Kaczynski, “Industrial Society and Its Future”