Marshall Sutherland

It's a Wonderful Loaf
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A whimsical animated short film based on Russ Roberts's poem about emergent order and the supply of bread. For more information and resources related to the ideas in this film, visit

For further discussion:
Don Boudreaux, Michael Munger, and Russ Roberts on Emergent Order | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Why is it that people in large cities like Paris or New York City people sleep peacefully, unworried about whether there will be enough bread or other necessities available for purchase the next morning? No one is in charge--no bread czar. No flour czar. And yet it seems to work remarkably well. Don Boudreaux of George Mason University and Michael Munger of Duke University join EconTalk host Russ Roberts to discuss emergent order and markets. The conversation includes a reading of Roberts's poem, "It's a Wonderful Loaf."