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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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How Do We Know

EducationFree MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

10/11/1981Books
Leonard Read writes, "More people than now must make freedom their lifelong study."
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Seeds of Progress

EducationFree MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/24/1980Books
The mass of citizens who haven't the slightest idea of what makes an economy fruitful or unfruitful, perform trillions of little things that result in an abundance of goods and services beneficial to millions of others whom they have no conscious intention of benefiting.
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The Freedom Freeway

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/15/1979Books
The freedom freeway is a multi-million-Iane politico-economic highway, along which speed goods and services, as well as intellectual, moral and spiritual ideas and ideals, to benefit all the people-smoothly and quickly.
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Vision

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/15/1978Books
Vision— the power of penetrating to reality by mental acuteness— must be developed if our role in human destiny is to be fulfilled.
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