Billy Foster, PhD

Billy Foster

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Trade is in its nature free, finds its own channel, and best direct[s] its own course: and all laws to give it rules and direction, and to limit and circumscribe it, may serve the particular ends of private men, but are seldom advantageous to the public. — Charles d’Avenant

Posts Tagged ‘division of labor’

It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.