Ideas | Oct 11, 2001 | 54:23

The Cult of Efficiency - Part 5

We live in an age dominated by the cult of efficiency. In the marketplace of society, efficiency is often used as a code word to advance political agendas. But efficiency alone is not enough to give us what we think we want. Schools are closed, hospitals are reorganized in the name of efficiency, but the results are far from what we desire. Janice Gross Stein argues that the public good demands that we go beyond the cult of efficiency to talk about accountability and choice.

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