Griffin is herself a character in the novel, the invisible hand on the other end of the tape recorder in all the interviews.
As in all economic transformations, the invisible hand of the market can only take us so far.
The draperies on the wall were drawn aside, as if by an invisible hand.
An invisible hand imprints on my forehead the serenity of innocence.
Then the long desks became the green tables where Flossie gambled with fate; trying—trying—trying to force the invisible hand.
David Rossi gave a start, as if an invisible hand had smitten him.
And more than that, it was even cut by an invisible hand, and made into a cake.
He felt as if a heavy, invisible hand had been laid on the top of his head.
Then, sometimes the curtain stirs and lifts an edge; an invisible hand creeps forth; the soul is touched.
He declared afterwards that some invisible hand had seized his arm.
A term used by Adam Smith to describe his belief that individuals seeking their economic self-interest actually benefit society more than they would if they tried to benefit society directly. The statement “What's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa” expresses essentially the same belief.