In sum, according to these visions, water should
return to the height from which it falls, motive power or force should not be
wasted, machine theories should address mechanical practice, workers should do
as they are told, struggle should yield better-adapted forms of life, people
should control themselves, and inhumane practices should be inefficient.
Alexander, Jennifer Karns.The
Mantra of Efficiency: From Waterwheel to Social Control.Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University
Press, 2008, p 164.