Nicole Ciandella

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The Enduring Lesson of "I, Pencil"

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 by NICOLE CIANDELLA

In honor of FEE founder Leonard Read, and in hope of a better economic future, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has released a new short film adaptation of "I, Pencil." You can watch the film and help share it with new audiences at IPencilMovie.org.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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