I don't care for it very much. The original, printed essay says it so much better. I invite you who have never read one of my two all-time favorite essays to sit down one evening with a glass of your favorite adult libation and read it for yourself here:
I promise you that as you read and contemplate, the pencil's story takes on an almost spiritual aspect to it and you will find application to many areas of your own life such as why you teach Sunday School, or why you coach Little League ball, or in why you do almost any charitable acts. You can almost watch the "invisible hand" at work in Read's classic here, and you can almost see it staving off all of the other wrong-headed economic and social fallacies that have ever been leveled at free-market capitalism and of individual freedoms as the pencil makes his case that he "offers the miracle of his creation as testimony that this is a practical faith...that free men and women will respond to the Invisible Hand."
They say that it is easy to count the seeds in the apple, but it is impossible to count all of the apples in the seed. A very good read, Read's read is...
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel... The battle, Sir,
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