Today, consider your role as a consumer in a dynamic economy. Think about the human coordination involved in items that you use every day. This will help you live a more examined, socially conscious life.
On that thought, consider:
1. Economist Leonard Read’s legendary essay, I, Pencil, where he ponders the unseen complexities behind manufacturing a pencil.
2. A modern interpretation of Read’s essay, where Thomas Thwaites attempts to build a toaster from scratch.
3. Or Adam Davidson’s recent article on the risk to consumers from a looming price truce between the major beer manufacturers.