If socialism ever earns a final epitaph, it will be this: Here lies a contrivance engineered by know-it-alls who broke eggs with abandon but never, ever created an omelet.
I, Pencil is a great little pamphlet that advocates free markets and leaves one in awe over how the division of labor allows us to partake of goods that we would otherwise never access through our own labors. I read it over lunch this past Lord’s Day and discussed some of the main principles with my kids. Though Kira is only 8, she was able to pick up quite a bit from this little primer on the value of the market.
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