The Essay, “I Pencil”: Why the Government Cannot Run Healthcare
The Essay, “I, Pencil”: Why the Government Cannot Run Healthcare
Would you like to read a compelling argument against government-managed healthcare? It is this found in the simple, charming, famous (but not famous enough) essay by the economist Leonard Read, called “I, Pencil“.
Here is a paragraph to whet your appetite:
I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe, a claim I shall attempt to prove. In fact, if you can understand me—no, that’s too much to ask of anyone—if you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing. I have a profound lesson to teach.
With some reluctance I refrain from talking more about it — you’ll just have to read the essay yourself: