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: "Liberalism, which demands full freedom of the economy, seeks to dissolve the difficulties that the diversity of political arrangements pits against the development of trade by separating the economy from the state. It strives for the greatest possible unification of law, in the last analysis for world unity of law. But it does not believe that to reach this goal, great empires or even a world empire must be created." - Nation, State, and Economy