“Busy Bee” & the Pitfalls of Central Planning

This is a shameless share of a video cartoon produced by some young friends of mine at the Pacific Legal Foundation. They are very talented and very dear to me and I hope you appreciate the live and let live message as well as the salute to the Golden Age of Animation.

“Busy Bee” is the first ever dialogue-free animated narrative short about housing policy…we think.

Our hero is an architect bee who loves designing and building beautiful beehives. His most recent masterpiece makes him think he should design and build the homes of all the other animals in the yard — whether they want him to or not. The visual style is meant to evoke animation’s golden age, which was also the era where many well-intentioned but harmful housing and zoning policies were implemented in the US. “Busy Bee” is an allegory about housing, but its central question extends beyond policy: Who gets to be the final arbiter of taste?

More about our housing initiative: https://pacificlegal.org/make-housing… About Pacific Legal Foundation: Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. We sue the government when it violates Americans’ constitutional rights—and win!