Freeman

November 1983

Volume 33, 1983

FEATURES

The Essence of Americanism

The Ideas of Self-Reliance and Private Property Created a Spiritual, Political, and Economic Revolution

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by LEONARD E. READ

Those Things Called Money

JANUARY 01, 1975 by LEONARD E. READ

Why not leave decisions about money to the fantastic wisdom of the market?

Looking Out for Yourself

NOVEMBER 01, 1983

On That Day Began Lies

Personal responsibility never disappears.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 by LEONARD E. READ

It is simply a matter of personal determination and a resolve to act and speak in strict accordance with one's inner, personal dictate of what is right. And for each of us to see to it that no other man or set of men is given permission to represent us otherwise.

The Magic of Believing

NOVEMBER 01, 1983

I, Pencil

A Simple Instrument Teaches a Profound Lesson

MAY 01, 1996 by LEONARD E. READ

On Improving the World

NOVEMBER 01, 1983
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The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first!


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Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same.


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There can be little doubt that man owes some of his greatest suc­cesses in the past to the fact that he has not been able to control so­cial life.


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Leonard Read took the lessons of entrepreneurship with him when he started his ideological venture.


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No one knows how to make a pencil: Leonard Read's classic (Audio, HTML, and PDF)