Meditations on Ronny Chieng’s Efficiency Obsession Satire

Comedian Ronny Chieng jokes about efficiency obsession and smartphones, and I elaborate on and analyze the material while arguing that efficiency obsession is only useful in life or death situations.

Essay – Lincoln’s Resolve Concerning the Preservation of the United States

When Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president, he promised to do his utmost to preserve the country. He considered his “sacred duty” more important than any issue, even slavery. The onetime farmhand undermined the institution of slavery like ocean-waves slowly eroding a cliff. He knew that moving too quickly toward slavery’s abolishment could destroy the country.