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Leonard E. Read

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Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being.

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.

I, Pencil

Free MarketsProduction Theory

08/31/2010Articles of Interest
First published in the December 1958 issue of The Freeman , "I, Pencil: My Family Tree as Told to Leonard E. Read" is written from the point of view of an Eberhard Faber pencil.

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I, Pencil

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsInterventionismPraxeology

11/18/2017Mises Daily Articles
This classic article by Leonard Read illustrates how completely dependent the world is on the division of labor.
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The Rap against Unearned Riches

Free MarketsPricesValue and Exchange

11/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Only if one understands the subjective theory of value may he proceed logically to a belief in private ownership and control of property.
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I Don't Know

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

11/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
These students of liberty have not yet learned to answer honestly, "I don't know; I never will know; no one will ever know."
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What Makes Ideas Different?

Free Markets

09/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
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Mises the Man

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
His life was devoted to a search for truth, and he gladly shared his findings with any seeker of light.
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