Sunday, April 19, 2009

"I, Pencil" A great read

In 1958, Leonard E. Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), published the wonderful essay, I, Pencil. In seven pages, Read provides both a defense of the free market and an introduction into the reason planned economies cannot work. This essay is excellent for any adult or child.

Note: Also available in HTML format. And, Russel Roberts provides an up-to-date version, I, Pepsi.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or, you can read these essays from Olentangy Press*:

"I Airhead" by Julie Feasel

"I Pinhead" by Teri Meider

"I RINO" by Scott Galloway

"I Shyster" by Dimon McFerson

"I Responsible Board Member" by Jennifer Smith

* This is a parody, of course. But no one would ever believe that the first four dimwits could ever write an essay, anyway. Or, for that matter, understand Ohio law or board bylaws well enough to keep from continually violating them.

Jim Fedako said...

10:38 --

Don't worry, I doubt they can read either.