Thursday, September 3, 2009

Reading Week 1

Class, please remember the reading assignment.
1. Chapters 1 and 2 of the Hirshleifer and Hirshleifer text.
2. "I, Pencil" by Leonard Read from the Rustici, Snow, Milton anthology.
3. Readings 1, 3, 19, 49 from the Free Market Reader.
4. The syllabus also mentions "Wanted, An Unpractical Man" which was the basis for my presentation at the beginning of class. This is taken from chapter 2 of "What's Wrong With the World" by G.K. Chesterton, available at Gutenburg online for free.


  1. After reading I, Pencil... It made me think how capital intensive some things are to produce to simplest things. Very well written essay!

  2. After reading I, Pencil, I can clearly see the coloration of men and economic cycle. It is to show how each person support other needs. Trade is a simple explanation to this matter. The myth is to exchange raw wood into value. Just a simple tree of a cedar can grow more than we think. It is to show how we must address certain myth about market, capitalism and economic growth. The genealogy of pencil is very well writer but it could be much better if the usage of language was simple. (Malik)