Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tolerance for inefficiency

Live Oak tree in the middle of the street
Inefficient for traffic. Beautiful for people.
Luling, Texas.

Tolerance for inefficiency has been rolling around in my head for quite a while, but I don't ever flesh it out enough to blog about. So I'm taking time to at least list the bullet points today.

If growth is the only goal, efficiency is the paramount value. Economy of scale is worshiped.

Today, growth is no longer the only goal in our society. Inefficiency can now be tolerated more freely.

This frees us up to explore the meaningful, the small, the beautiful, the local, and the beneficial, not just the efficient.

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