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The Free Market and Its Enemy

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07/15/1965Leonard E. Read

Read explores "the miraculous workings of tiny creativities, the ultimate constituents of the free market, that institution on which depend all liberties, and thus man's emergence. And [the] State must have its perversions diagnosed if we are clearly to understand how it functions as the inhibitor and enemy of the free market."

Leonard E. Read was the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education — the first modern libertarian think tank in the United States — and was largely responsible for the revival of the liberal tradition in post–World War II America.

References

The Foundation for Economic Education, New York, 1965

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