In December 1958, a now-classic and well-known essay debuted before the world. It was titled "I, Pencil." Written by FEE Founder Leonard Reed, he posits that freedom is required if we expect inventions and production to materialize. By encouraging cooperation between people far apart and personally unbeknownst to each other, markets perform miracles every moment of every day. And read one of his insights:
…[I]f one is aware that these know-hows will naturally, yes, automatically, arrange themselves into creative and productive patterns in response to human necessity and demand—that is, in the absence of governmental or any other coercive master-minding—then one will possess an absolutely essential ingredient for freedom: a faith in free people. Freedom is impossible without this faith.
Read at the Foundation for Economic Freedom