Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The invisible hand of the market makes a very good pickpocket.

Didn't see that one coming, huh?

Charlie Pierce had a post about continued water contamination in WV that had the line "The Invisible Hand of market forces is still screwing with the people in West Virginia."

And I love the Tom Tomorrow "This Modern World" Invisible Hand character, whom the other characters always observe to be visible.

There are a few books and articles about the evolution of the mythology of the invisible hand: I'll probably add them to the site in the near future.

Any other good riffs on the invisible hand that you folks would like to mention?

1 comment:

Grung_e_Gene said...

The invisible hand like enlightened self-interest is one of those economic fantasies which the Rich and their paid political class tell us to keep us in wage slavery and corporate bondage.