Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better

‘Slow down, you move too fast …’– ‘The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)’ (1966) by Paul Simon. We worship efficiency. Use less to get more. Same-day delivery. Multitask; text on one device while emailing on a second, and perhaps conversing on a third. Efficiency is seen as good. Inefficiency as wasteful. There’s a sound rationale for thinking this way. Economists teach us that increased efficiency is the major way to improve our standard of living. ….[READ]