April 2, 2010

Economic liberty and the pencil

By Economic liberty and the pencil

Author: Joshua Thompson

On this date, April 2, all the way back in 1827,  Joseph Dixon began manufacturing lead pencils.  What does this have to do with economic liberties you ask?  Well, one of my favorite pieces written on the utility and necessity of free enterprise is titled, I, Pencil.  It is a short essay written by Leonard Reed, and after re-reading it today, it helped me remember, and take pride in, PLF's economic liberties project.

One of PLF's main project areas is its free enterprise and economic liberty project.  It is run primarily by attorneys Deborah La Fetra and Timothy Sandefur.  The project has had many important victories, and has helped PLF become known as a defender of individuals right to earn a living.

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