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I, Pencil

I’ve used the phrase a few times myself, that whatever you know and no matter how much you know, you could still not make a pencil on your own. Well I came across the essay from whence the example originated, although I haven’t read it in about 6 years, it still as astonishing and as elegant as it was when I read it the first time. What it describes is no less beautiful or elegant.

At least if economics gives you a Chris Mathews thrill up your leg.

I recommend everyone read the essay, regardless. It will really make your head spin. Without further adieu: http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.htm

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