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I, Pencil, By Leonard E Read

Posted by | February 14th, 2011

I, Pencil, is a famous essay, published in 1958, by Leonard E. Read, who founded the Foundation for Economic Education, in 1946. This beautifully, simplistic, essay, clearly demonstrates, through the eyes of a pencil, how a free-market, free from Government-intervention, or coercion, allows millions of people from all ends of the world, through hard work, and individual initiative, to provide for the needs and desires of a free people. Enjoy!

The above pdf of “I, Pencil,” can be dowloaded here, from the Foundation for Economic Education.

Further Resources:
I, Pencil (Audio, and HTML)

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2 thoughts on “I, Pencil, By Leonard E Read

  1. markross Post author

    Below, is Larry Reed (no relationship to Leonard E. Read), head of The Foundation for Economic Education, on The John Stossle show, discussing “Spontaneous Order,” and how it relates to Free-Market principles. They also discuss the above essay, “I, Pencil.”:


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