Libertarian Thursday: Nobody knows how to make a pencil!

“And wonder, most of all, at the everyday miracles
made possible by a political and economic system that dares to have faith in free men.”

Do you think you know how to make a pencil?  This libertarian classic explains why you probably don’t, and why you don’t need to in order to buy a nice writing instrument for a few cents.

https://www.disciplenations.org/media/I-Pencil_Read1.pdf

And as always, no better explicator than Ronaldus Magus’ favorite economist, libertarian Milton Friedman.

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3 thoughts on “Libertarian Thursday: Nobody knows how to make a pencil!”

  1. 10 Cents:
    First there was “Pencil-neck History” and now another post on pencils. Damocles, are you a stooge for “Big Lead”?

    Unlike those poor misguided souls who want to take our country backwards in time to the gold standard, I proudly wave the banner of forward thinkers pushing us towards the lead standard!

    And in appreciation of your many hours spent on the site, please know that I continually refer to you as the “lead standard” in site administrators!

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  2. Damocles:

    10 Cents:
    First there was “Pencil-neck History” and now another post on pencils. Damocles, are you a stooge for “Big Lead”?

    Unlike those poor misguided souls who want to take our country backwards in time to the gold standard, I proudly wave the banner of forward thinkers pushing us towards the lead standard!

    And in appreciation of your many hours spent on the site, please know that I continually refer to you as the “lead standard” in site administrators!

    What can I say, I am a leader.

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