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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.

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In an Ideal America

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

10/01/2009Mises Daily Articles
It is the way of individual liberty, of the free market, of private property, of government limited to securing these rights equally for all.
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I, Pencil

Free Markets

The audio version of Leonard Read's classic essay. Narrated by Floy Lilley.
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The Miraculous Market

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Think of it! The finest orchestrations ever known to man, the most beautiful music any individual on earth has heard — all mine, and done for me privately when I want it, and where I want it, and for no more than the flick of a switch. Staggering! Yet I, like most Americans, take it for granted. We...
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The Miraculous Market

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

03/26/2009Mises Daily Articles
The power of creative energies to manifest themselves in the face of man-made obstacles accounts for the progress we observe even when the worst elements in society get on top
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The Path of Duty

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Our duty is to advance the freedom way of life, thereby serving ourselves and others.
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