There’s more people! That’s what’s ruining this country! Population is getting out of control. The competition is maddening! Smell the stink from that apartment house! And another one on the other side.

– Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, Act 1. Willy is commenting on how out of control post-war American capitalism is with rampant urbanization is destroying the country. He feels trapped in his city home with tall apartment blocks built all around him, leading to the denudation of nature in urban centers like Brooklyn.