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Anything That's Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market

BooksMarch 18, 2009
Leonard Read was a great spokesman for liberty, and an excellent teacher. It includes the essay later called "I, Pencil," which is a masterful description of the workings of the division of labor...

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Anything That's Peaceful - Digital Book

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Leonard Read's best collection, including "I, Pencil"

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Anything That's Peaceful

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Leonard Read's best collection, including "I, Pencil"

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Leonard Read on Copyright and the Role of Ideas

BlogSeptember 12, 2011

One of the most influential figures behind the modern libertarian movement was Leonard Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education. (I discuss Read’s role in the origin of modern libertarianism (and in adoption of the term “libertarian”) in my post...

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Happy Birthday Leonard Read!

BlogSeptember 26, 2007

A few days ago, while searching online, I came across a mention that September 26 was Leonard Read's birthday. I was aware of Read's work as the founder and long-time leader of the Foundation for Economic Education and a prolific teacher of the love of liberty. I had also read many of...

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Leonard Read’s Freedom Philosophy

BlogSeptember 26, 2014

Leonard Read is not a household name today. That is unfortunate, because, according to biographer Mary Sennholtz, he was “one of the most notable social philosophers of our time. His name will forever be associated with the rebirth of the freedom philosophy.” In Gary North’s...

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11. Economic Nationalism and Peaceful Economic Cooperation

Online Text Page from Money, Method, and the Market Process, Ch. Trade

The task of one privileged to address an audience of serious and conscientious citizens on problems of international relations is thankless indeed. If he is anxious to do his duty and to show things as they really are, he cannot help dispelling illusions, unmasking fallacies and exhibiting the intricacy of the problems involved.

The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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Read This to Get Your Peace Dividend

Institute PublicationsJanuary 1, 1992
Gather round, taxpayers! This is the moment you've been waiting for! Time to calculate your Peace Dividend! Now that our archenemy, the Soviet Union, is disintegrating into throat-lozenge-sized independent republics with names like "Huzzubegonia," whose primary military activity is...

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The Vision of Leonard Read

Institute PublicationsMarch 1, 2009
He taught this lesson for decades, with stamina, consistency, and calm persistence in his belief that education was the key to freedom.

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24. Why Read Adam Smith Today?

Online Text Page from Economic Freedom and Interventionism, Ch. III. Mises As Critic

A popular legend calls Adam Smith the Father of Political Economy and his two great books—The Theory of Moral Sentiments, first published in 1759, and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, first published in 1776—epoch-making in economic history as well as in the evolution of economic thought. However, this is not quite correct. Smith did not inaugurate a new chapter in social philosophy and did not sow on land hitherto left uncultivated.

Comes The Dawn

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
Leonard Read restates the case for liberty, and exposes what he called "authoritarian fallacies...

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Free Market Economics: A Syllabus

BooksApril 12, 2007
This is a complete economics education for high-school age students, providing lessons, study questions, activities, and readings for each topic under consideration.

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The Free Market and Its Enemy

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Read explores "the miraculous workings of tiny creativities , the ultimate constituents of the free market..."...

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Case for Legalizing Capitalism - Digital Book

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How legal is capitalism in the United States? This book smashes the myths.

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Castles in the Air

BooksMarch 23, 2009
In Castles in the Air , Leonard Read addresses topics such as social order, the tendency for individuals to thrive and create in a free environment, entrepreneurship, and many others.

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The Case for Legalizing Capitalism

BooksJuly 14, 2010
What is the "American system" of economics? Kel Kelly responds in this fast-paced, near-comprehensive treatment of the truth about the free market and intervention...

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Follow Leonard Read's Pattern

BlogNovember 29, 2007

Americans are in the midst of heated presidential nomination battles, with leading candidates competing to buy the most votes with ever-more promises to abuse liberty for one or another special interest group. Except for occasional boilerplate obeisance to freedom, none of them are proposing...

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Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader

BooksApril 10, 2007
Bettina Bien Greaves assembled this volume as a one-stop primer in economics.

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A Future of Peace and Capitalism

Mises DailyJuly 9, 2004
A mini-treatise by Murray Rothbard on the market economy, socialism, peace, the economics of Jefferson, the social merit of "greed," the trouble with conservatism, the fall of collectivism in Eastern Europe, the case for optimism, and much more.

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