Last year, my friend Greg Bodylski with whom I worked on Bastiat.org sent me this drawing he made. English translated transcript follows.
- Look at those machines on this construction site.
The furthest I could Google back the teaspoon vs shovel meme was... Bob Formaini's 1998-01 introduction to Bastiat! But I can't find the story in Bastiat, and so far as I can tell it must be an addition by Formaini.