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Entry from May 16, 2023
“The invisible hand of the free market is fisting me”

Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) wrote in his book The Wealth of Nations (1776) about an “invisible hand” in a free market that directs wealth and resources to where use is most efficient. Many people have commented unfavorably about an “invisible hand.”
     
“The invisible hand, fisting us all” was posted on Twitter by matthew on April 22, 2010. “I hope you realize ‘the invisible hand’ is fisting all of us” was posted on Twitter by Working Class Wolf on October 19, 2011. “The invisible hand is fisting us” was posted on Twitter by Lindy Zee on February 10, 2012. “the invisible hand of the market is fisting us all” was posted on Twitter by Airborne Toxic Event Planner on June 11, 2016.
   
“I haven’t, but you crack me up. My house in college wanted to sell tshirts that said ‘I’m being fisted by the invisible hand’ but our resident heads nixed the idea. 😂” was posted on Twitter by Professor KPA on November 12, 2018. “The invisible hand of the free market is fisting me” was posted on Twitter by Scümbled Eggs 🐀 on May 16, 2023.
   
“Marx was smart/ Nick Land was right/ The invisible hand of the market/ Is fisting us at night” are lyrics in “A C C E L E R A T E — The Accelerationist Song” (July 2019) by JrEg.
   
“Capitalism is controlled by an ‘invisible hand’ that gives most people the invisible finger” is another “invisible hand” saying.
 
   
Wikipedia; Invisible hand
The invisible hand is a metaphor used by the Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith that describes the inducement a merchant has to keep his capital at home, thereby increasing the domestic capital stock and enhancing military power, both of which are in the public interest and neither of which he intended. Some later authors have broadened this to imply the unintended greater social impacts brought about by individuals acting in their own self-interests. Smith originally mentioned the term in his work Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759, but it has actually become known from his main work The Wealth of Nations, where the phrase is mentioned only once, in connection with import restrictions.
       
Twitter
matthew
@thematthewshow
The invisible hand, fisting us all: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63L2LS20100422?rpc=60
11:51 AM · Apr 22, 2010
   
Twitter
Working Class Wolf
@_odlanyeR
I hope you realize “the invisible hand” is fisting all of us.
12:52 AM · Oct 19, 2011
   
Twitter
Lindy Zee
@YoLindy
The invisible hand is fisting us:
http://redd.it/pjuw8
#OWS #Economics #AdamSmith #Occupy
4:39 PM · Feb 10, 2012
 
Twitter
ʝօռ ʍօʀֆɛ
@jonfmorse
@albinotornado The invisible hand is fisting me, brother.
1:58 AM · Jul 11, 2012
   
Twitter
This Is My Jam
@Marcos_El_Malo
@blogdiva @sabokitty HELP!! The Invisible Hand is fisting me!
11:31 AM · Mar 20, 2014 from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
   
Twitter
Liza Sabater 🇵🇷👸🏾🌹
@blogdiva
HERE! HAVE SOME TRICKLE-DOWN ECONOMICS RT
@Marcos_El_Malo: @sabokitty
HELP!! The Invisible Hand is fisting me!
11:34 AM · Mar 20, 2014
   
Twitter
Drew Reid
@dreid_5
The invisible hand is absolutely fisting me right now - Chippy
10:09 PM · May 11, 2014
     
Twitter
Cholifut
@Cholifut
@BroTeamPill Don’t mind if I d- HOW IS THIS REAL? The invisible hand of the free market fisted me hard.
7:18 AM · Feb 9, 2015
     
Twitter
Airborne Toxic Event Planner
@vnknowncaller
the invisible hand of the market is fisting us all
8:15 AM · Jun 11, 2016
   
Twitter
Patrick Hussey
@PatrickRiot
I keep telling people the Invisible Hand is fisting us. Crowdfunding is the visible hand. It can be great. https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/09/liberty-is-crowdfunding-a-legal-challenge-to-uk-surveillance-law/
4:59 AM · Jan 10, 2017
   
Twitter
Ginger Is A Construct, PhD
@GingerConstruct
We should have guessed that the Invisible Hand of the free market is fisting us.
10:23 AM · Mar 7, 2017
 
Twitter
Fidel Destro
@Spectre_7
Don’t mind me. Just over here getting fisted by the invisible hand of the market without consent.
7:48 PM · Sep 17, 2017
 
Twitter
Billy Christ
@RedLetrCrusader
In case you haven’t been paying attention to #NetNeutrality, let me summarize:  the Invisible Hand of the Market is about to give everybody a vigorous fisting.
5:06 PM · Dec 14, 2017
     
Twitter
Professor KPA
@kpanyc
I haven’t, but you crack me up. My house in college wanted to sell tshirts that said “I’m being fisted by the invisible hand” but our resident heads nixed the idea. 😂
9:24 PM · Nov 12, 2018
   
Twitter
Disembodied Skull 2024
@pezosaurus
40 years of neoliberal policies under Rs and Ds brought us Trump. People are sick of getting fisted by the invisible hand of the market.
12:46 PM · May 6, 2019
     
Genius (lyrics)
A C C E L E R A T E — The Accelerationist Song
JrEg
Featuring Allison Martinelli
Jul. 23, 2019

(...)
Marx was smart
Nick Land was right
The invisible hand of the market
Is fisting us at night
   
YouTube
A C C E L E R A T E — The Accelerationist Song
jREG
Jul 23, 2019
This is probably the worst video I’ve ever made.
Song by request. To get a truly accelerative experience watch this video in 1.25 - 2x speed.
 
Twitter
Sir Philippe, esquire
@pateksupport
The invisible hand is fisting us and we have no clue
8:52 PM · Sep 26, 2019
   
Twitter
Dreddras
@Dreddras1
The invisible hand has been fisting us no-lube for generations.  Time to try something different.
1:54 PM · Oct 12, 2019
   
Twitter
( •ॢ◡-ॢ)
@murakumos
“the invisible hand of the market is fisting us at night”
#艦これ版真剣お絵描き60分一本勝負_20191228
8:38 AM · Dec 28, 2019
   
Twitter
Pedro ‘‘Clinging to Static’’ Guimarães
@PepiLeMoko
Marx was Smart
Nick Land was Right
The invisible hand of the market…
is fisting us AT NIGHT!
2:21 PM · Feb 17, 2020
     
Instagram
justanotherleftistaccount
MARCH 8, 2020
The invisible hand of the free market is fisting us at night
 
Twitter
Hot beef sandwich fan
@nada_lemming
The invisible hand feels like it’s fisting me.
10:21 AM · Mar 25, 2020
         
Twitter
Kevin Gannon
@TheTattooedProf
The Invisible Hand is just a fist, hitting you over and over
3:08 PM · Apr 5, 2020
 
Twitter
Billy Christ
@RedLetrCrusader
It looks like the Invisible Hand of the Market is giving your side a vigorous fisting. Now you know how the rest of us feel. Just relax and try to enjoy yourself.
4:26 PM · Oct 15, 2020
 
Twitter
g*nçalo cae*ro
@slaveambient
i’m currently being fisted by the invisible hand of capitalism, don’t mind me
7:49 PM · Jan 5, 2021
 
Twitter
JB #fuck2020three #FuckYouMarcos #standwithUkraine
@akustikboy
Call me a pessimist but as much as this #GME #wallstreetbets thing is one of the most hilarious cases of the “invisible hand” of the market brutally fisting rich people in the ass, this will do little to correct the very fucked up nature of our capitalist society.
7:46 AM · Jan 28, 2021
     
Twitter
katherine 🔪
@undercoverismgf
The invisible hand of the market just fisted me 🥴
1:07 PM · Jan 28, 2021
       
Twitter
Jreg lyric bot
@Jreg_bot
The invisible hand of the market is fisting us at night
3:31 AM · Feb 5, 2021
 
Twitter
Topical Text Goes Here
@borgdad
Alexa, show me what it’s like to get fisted by the invisible hand of the market.
3:57 PM · Feb 16, 2021
     
Twitter
simon templar
@simonsez40
Eventually everyone will figure out that the only thing the Invisible Hand of the Market does is give most of us a good, hard fisting.
Quote Tweet
Michael Paulauski
@mike10010100
·
Feb 16, 2021
The utility troubles in Texas are 100% a failure of a bullshit free market system that completely isolated Texas from the surrounding states that could have helped it in this time of need, and emphasized profit over literally everything else.
Show this thread
9:39 AM · Feb 17, 2021
 
Twitter
Bonzo
@lamcedrom
the invisible hand of the market is fisting me
4:32 AM · Nov 10, 2021
       
Twitter
🖤🐥
@Straight_Dahmer
The invisible hand visibly fisted us
4:34 AM · Dec 1, 2021
 
Twitter
Elon Musk 🐀 official alt account
@GooseRocket
The invisible hand of the free market is really fisting me, the real Elon Musk, and I am all for it
7:23 PM · Nov 6, 2022
   
Twitter
Armus 🏴♿️
@the_bread_pill
looking at playstation owners flip their shit about starfield. its hilarious to me how the gaming industry is perpetually a perfect example of how capitalism constantly fucks the consumer, yet Gamers perpetually cape for the invisible hand that’s fisting them (derogatory)
8:45 AM · Mar 1, 2023
   
Twitter
миша
@annoyinghippy
“The invisible hand of the market is fisting us at night”
1:40 AM · May 11, 2023
· 
Twitter
Scümbled Eggs 🐀
@scrumble_eggs
The invisible hand of the free market is fisting me.
8:57 PM · May 16, 2023

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