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It's A Wonderful Loaf

It's a Wonderful Loaf is an ode to the hidden harmony that is all around us--the seeming magical ways that we anticipate and meet the needs of each other without anyone being in charge.

To enter the world of It's A Wonderful Loaf, visit where you can delve into the economics behind the magic and understand more about emergent order.

The variety and availability of bread at decent prices in cities around the world is an example of emergent order, order that emerges from the decisions and actions of individuals that no one of those individuals intends.

Read the poem that inspired the animation. Click here for an immersive experience and the annotated text of the poem.


A whimsical animated short film based on Russ Robert's poem about emergent order and the supply of bread.