We don’t need to restart the economy

masksIt will take care of it itself.

Still, we can enjoy the polliticians and experts telling us how to get things going again. They’ve proven to be so smart in this foofaw.

A free market works because it is free. It doesn’t work if it isn’t free. So just let it be free and see what happens.

Remember the scramble to find a mask? Now they’re everywhere. The market responded to supply a demand. No one had to tell mask makers to make masks. Now it’s buy my mask all the time.

Did you have to call your congressman and ask him to ask someone to make you a pencil? The famous essay “I, Pencil” explains how you get pencils, and it’s worth reading now. Here’s a video version for those of you who can’t read.

Did you have to ask a dozen companies to jump into the telemeeting market now that you’re staying at home? And you thought it was all Zoom.

~ Splanchnik

 

 

How we’ve avoided rampant unemployment

moneysWe’ve heard repeatedly over the years that technology will throw many, if not most, of us out of work.

What’s actually happening is that, as our economy became super-productive, we began inventing things for people to do. For money.

Look at the scientists as an example. Presumably the following are being paid, and likely by taxpayers.

Daddy, what do you do for a living? Honey, I decode bee dance moves. Daddy, I want to be like you when I grow up.

~ Natheless