Visualizing the Free Market: The Story of the Pencil

Leonard E. Read was the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education. In 1958, he wrote a remarkable essay entitled “I, Pencil.” It is the autobiographical story of the¬†genealogy of the pencil. It illustrates the miraculousness of the free market.

The following video is an adaptation of this essay. 

You can read Read’s essay here.



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