Sir Ernest John Pickstone Benn, 2nd Baronet (1875–1954) was a British publisher, writer, and political publicist. He was the first president of The Society of Individualists (founded in 1942), which later merged with the National League for Freedom to become the Society for Individual Freedom. From his conversion to classical liberalism in the mid-1920s until his death in 1954, Benn published books and pamphlets on individualism and the free market. His The Confessions of a Capitalist was originally published in 1925 and was still in print twenty years later after selling a quarter of a million copies.
Ludwig von Mises: "If one wants to study the reasons for Europes backwardness, it would be necessary to examine the manifold laws and regulations that prevented in Europe the establishment of an equivalent of the American drug store and crippled the evolution of chain stores, department stores, super markets and kindred outfits." - Planning for Freedom