Russ Roberts's Wonderful Loaf
By David Henderson
The farmer who grows the wheat, the miller that grinds the flour
The baker and all the others who work hour after hour
They’re all on their own, each one making independent decisions
But somehow their plans fit together with the greatest degree of precision
So there must be a czar of wheat and flour, of trucks and of bread and yeast
To allocate and oversee and plan at the very least
For the unexpected change. What if today’s not like yesterday?
It never is, though, is it? So who keeps chaos away?
This is an excerpt from Russ Roberts’s poem “It’s a Wonderful Loaf.”
Read the whole thing. It’s not just a poem; it’s a learning device because there are links and/or explanations throughout.