But what I see happening around me is that the little red hen (to use the same metaphore) is getting ready to plant the wheat, and the other animals are asking "Do you need help?"
"No thanks," says the LRH. "I have a new low-tillage direct pneumatic seed injection tiller. I can do it myself." and she does.
The wheat grows and the LRH goes to reap it. "Do you need help" ask the other animals.
"No thanks," says the LRH. " I have a combine harvester with a 1 ton grain capacity and can transfer by auger into a bulk bin. I can do it myself." and she does.
The LRH sells the grain to a flour company, who turns it into bread. The Little Red Hen buys a loaf with the money she made from the grain sale. The other animals come to beg for a piece of the bread. "Piss off, you lazy bastards," says the LRH. "And get a job!"
Sometimes being jobless is really being without a job.