It is not enough to criticize, point out the shortcomings of society, or advocate that people of
high moral character be elected into office; this would do little to advance civilization. What is
needed is the intelligent management of the world’s resources, and a comprehensive and
workable arrangement of environmental and social affairs that are in strict accord with existing
resources and the carrying capacity of our planet. Even with the election of men and women of
impeccable character into government, without available resources and advanced technology,
war, poverty, and corruption will prevail no matter how many new laws are passed or treaties
signed. It is not democracy that elevated our standard of living, it is our resources, water,
arable land, and new technology. Rhetoric and paper proclamations are irrelevant in the
management of human and social affairs.