“I, Pencil: My Family Tree” as told to Leonard E. Read, Dec. 1958
A charming story which explains how something as apparently simple as a pencil is in fact the product of a very complex economic process based upon the division of labor, international trade, and comparative advantage.
I Pencil: My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Reed (Irvington-on-Hudson, New York: Foundation for Economic Education, Inc., 1999).
Published online with the kind permission of the copyright holders, the Foundation for Economic Education.
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Table of Contents
- Leonard E. Read, I, Pencil My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Read, Dec. 1958
- Introduction, by Milton Friedman. Professor Friedman, the 1976 Nobelist in Economic Science, is Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, California.
- I, Pencil My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Read
- Innumerable Antecedents
- No One Knows
- No Master Mind
- Testimony Galore
- Afterword, by Donald J. Boudreaux