But Jevons here refers to the Jevons Paradox. As David Owen (if you like smart contrarians, always look for him in The New Yorker) put it in "The Efficiency Dilemma," in the December 20, 2010, issue of The New Yorker magazine:
- More talk equals less thought.
- More money results in more poverty.
- More faith means more science.
- One leap of faith begets a dance of doubt.
- Two Kierkegaards tie one Buster Posey.
- Three pas de deux surprise a guillotine of guilt.
- Seventy-seven haiku hijack a hiatus of hilarity.
That's okay. It's my venue.
In veritas veritate.
Age quod agis.
Or something like that.
As you were, Jevons.