September 16th, 2008

eyes black and white

It's Not Faré #1: Singeries - les machines

Last year, my friend Greg Bodylski with whom I worked on Bastiat.org sent me this drawing he made. English translated transcript follows.

Singeries - les machines

- Look at those machines on this construction site.
Can you imagine how many workers could have a job if we were giving them shovels and pickaxes instead?
- Imagine if we were giving them teaspoons!

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.