My son Tristan recently quoted this passage from Thomas Macaulay’s “Southey’s Colloquies on Society” – and I instantly realized that telling people to stop thinking like a tourist goes back over a century:

Mr. Southey has found out a way, he tells us, in which the effects of
manufactures and agriculture may be compared. And what is this way? To
stand on a hill, to look at a cottage and a factory, and to see which is
the prettier.