Had lunch with Mungo. Delicious Pho. Told him I didn't have a pithy way of saying why EE is important.
"Philosophers talk about justice in outcomes. Economists talk about justice in processes. EE lets you talk about both at the same time."
Did I mention the Pho was wonderful? Pho Deluxe: 9675 Fairfax Blvd. Yum.