With the rapid urbanization of society, and the acceleration of the pace of economic and social life, the need for other government-provided services has increased and the number and variety of these has therefore multiplied.  Foremost among these services is education, which has assumed a much enlarged role in the era of monopoly capitalism….child-rearing, the responsibility for the care and socialization of children has become increasingly institutionalized….In school, the child and the adolescent practice what they will later be called upon to do as adults: the conformity to routines, the manner in which they will be expected to snatch from the fast-moving machinery their needs and wants (199).

Public health, postal, and many other government functions are similarly expanded by the needs of an intricate and delicately balanced social structure which has no means of social coordination or planning other than the internal corporate planning of the monopolies that provide the skeletal structure of the economy.  And many of these “services,” such as prisons, police, and “social work,” expand extraordinarily because of the embittered and antagonistic social life of the cites (199-200).