FEE Academy: No One on Earth Knows How to Make a Pencil

The past few years have been tough, but there is hope on the horizon. Here’s some good news: there’s an arsenal of inspirational and informative messengers standing at the ready to equip you with the tools needed to rebuild your life. We’ve gathered these messengers together, identified 10 lessons crucial for your success, and are ready to share them with you.

Economics Webinar 4: No One on Earth Knows How to Make a Pencil (July 27, 2022 | 2–3 p.m. ET)

A pencil is a simple tool composed of only five materials, yet no one knows how to make one. Many people know how to make pieces, and many others know how to put those pieces together. This session explores the basis for modern economies — specialization and exchange — by considering the case of the simple pencil.

Speaker: James Harrigan

Pre-webinar assignment (optional): Read this article and answer the following questions: What does the division of labor accomplish? How does specialization increase productivity and improve people’s lives?

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