I, Pencil [...]

1958 essay by Leonard Read written from the first person perspective of a pencil describing its own  creation

from Ward Cunningham

Read describes a supply chain of modest Economic Complexity. They are primarily "extractive". Forresters remove trees. Miners minerals, and so forth. The machinery that mills the pencil has its own supply chain and its expense reflects engineers and machinists earning their salaries.


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I, Pencil

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