Power and Mind

A blog about how power works, how we share it, and how our minds get in the way.

Efficiency and the Road-Trip Economy

When we talk about the economy, the subject of efficiency seems guaranteed to come up. People are constantly concerned about efficiency, and being perceived as “inefficient” or “wasteful” can be a deadly blow to a politician or a policy idea. In this environment, it’s easy to start thinking that efficiency itself is the purposeā€¦

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