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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Who’s Listening?


In this series of essays, Leonard Read warns against the use of coercion. In a free society, people should be allowed to form their own opinions and have access to all available facts. In some cases, governments use various methods to try and lead people into acting in a certain way. Read argues that such practices are immoral, as they take away a person’s free will and go against the core principles of liberty. Only by having no pressure to conform can people have legitimate control over their own destiny.

 

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  • Leonard E. Read (1898-1983) was the founder of FEE, and the author of 29 works, including the classic parable “I, Pencil.”