The Invisible Hand of the Market

business cartoon

Cartoons are rarely conceived fully formed. There’s a lot of back and forth, free association, and just good old-fashioned daydreaming that happens with almost any cartoon.

For example, this cartoon went through a number of different iterations before I landed on the final version:

1) Invisible hand of the market at bar talking to person, “You know, for the right price I could be the translucent hand of the market.”

2) Giant see through hand to therapist, “The invisibility is fine, but the market just drives me crazy.”

3) Dog to another, “So I bit the invisible hand of the market the other day and stocks go up. Go figure.”

So you take the invisible hand from all three, add the dog from the third and the therapist from number two, and you get what I hope is the best of the bunch.

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,