"Man now sprawls horizontally upon the land- uncheckable by planners who enjoy only the right to "suggest." Visionless realtors, backed by government funds, operate indiscriminately in acquiring low-cost options on farmland upon which they install speculator houses. This continually reduces the productive land per capita and unbalances the ecological regeneration of life on earth. Despite the fact that the average American family now moves out of town every four years man is forced by the government -backed realtors to buy his home on 30-year mortgages which never get amortized. Man was designed with legs - not roots."
-R. Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity. Bantam Books, Inc., New York, 1969, pp 348."