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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

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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All Works

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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How to Advance Liberty

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

08/03/2011Mises Daily Articles
Ideas, be they right or wrong, are indestructible. The only possible change is people's attitude toward them...

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