"Well, of course, you see the reason we created Technocracy—with its underlying motive was we created it in such a manner that everybody would steal it. That clear? And claim it as their own. Now we nailed a social ante up at the top of the board. Everybody in any move is going, in any political or social crisis, to move their ante up closer to that, aren't they? They have to, because all over this continent they'll say, oh, hell, the Technocrats got you people beat a mile. Why bother with that nonsense? Each time any group or any political unit in this country attempts to get social insurance by giving away more or what? Now the more you load this internal mechanism up with the aged, with relief, with care, with social benefits, the more you are loading up this political-economic mechanism, correct? And there comes the day [WITH NON-PAYING] Right, and non-participating."
- BIRTHDAY TALK HOWARD SCOTT, NEW YORK 4-4-53
"Why did Technocracy raise its flag, its "social ante" at the top of the mast from the very start? So that any other organization, or any ideology, could steal it, if they could do any better than Technocracy proposes, but none can (1953)."
- IN GENERAL AND TECHNOCRACY THE ORGANIZATION
"Technocracy is the only program on this Continent with the intent of improving the living standard and security of all citizens on this Continent. Technocracy offers you the only pathway out of the woods of the Price System.
Should you, as an individual or as a minority group, endeavor to initiate a social program with similar objectives, you would have a long way to go to get as far as Technocracy has already come. It would take you years to gather the facts and derive the conclusions from them; then, it would take more years to formulate a scientifically designed program (and what other kind would be worth anything?) and build up an organization. Technocracy already has that much of a head start. But, suppose you should go ahead anyway, Technocracy would still have the reputation of having got the idea first; and your program would be dubbed 'Technocracy' which would throw all of your gains into the lap of Technocracy. In the meantime, you would not dare to make a slip, either in your analysis or synthesis; for, if you did, Technocracy would give it Continentwide publicity, and you know what that would mean. (Where are the American Communists? Le Bloc Populaire? The Cooperative Commonwealth Federation? And a number of others?)
There is only one Organization with a program adequate to meet the needs of the American people and to avert chaos. Technocracy alone goes to the center of the problem and points its finger at the Big Bug that is brooding all the little bugs in the social system of the Continent. This Big Bug is the Price System. Let's annihilate this one, and there won't be any more little ones to plague us. You can then throw away your wooden blocks and fly swatters and live in ease and security. Technocracy's design will not only eradicate the source of the Price System vermin, but will provide a system of social operation that guarantees a high standard of living, a high standard of health and education, a minimum of toil, and a maximum duration of high energy civilization."
- A CHANGE OF CONCEPTShttps://archive.org/details/MakeWayForSocialChange