Sunday, November 11, 2012

Government: An Ideal Concept by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.3)

This one is not hosted on Mises, but I decided to do it since I did many of the other Leonard E. Read books.


Fix Notes:

Page 1: Left quotation mark is missing a space before it and is the wrong quotation mark.

In Leonard’s words,”What I must not do, the government must not do.”

Page 64: delegates (?) UNCHANGED

These do not exceed the rights of the delegants.

Page 79-80: Shouldn't be in blockquote

Paragraph beginning with "Involuntary Unemployment"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Romance of Reality by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page 17: little

This litle 7 per cent of the world's population enjoyed standards of living which enabled them to consume:

Page 39: business

[...] have ere long led to a return of confidence, a reappearance of money and a resumption of business; [...]

Page 113: interfered

It has not been perfect nor can it ever be, but it has been nearer a neutral government and has interferred less than have the others.

Pattern For Revolt by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.1)


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The image of Leonard Read was grabbed from the Liberty Fund:

It looked the same as the one in the original scan, but is MUCH cleaner. I changed it to PNG and compressed it further using optipng (38 KB->25 KB).

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Who's Listening by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page xii: Chapter 19 is missing a period

Page 151: gauge

The degree of closed-mindedness is not necessarily an accurate guage of how much one knows and understands!

Page 155: villains

Both saints and villians are found in the pages of history. The former are credited with leading us in the ways of virtue, while the latter lead us toward evil.

Page 171: Neanderthals (?) UNCHANGED

I believe that man, millennia hence, is intended to excel us in this respect precisely as men of our time are markedly ahead of Neanderthalers.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vision by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


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Page 11: fantastic, fanatic (?) UNCHANGED

The reason, as I see it, that Argentina’s fantasic inflation has not yet destroyed the economy and why productivity is improving, [...]

Page 61: Footnote 3 is missing the book (has publisher, year, and page numbers only). Book is potentially The Road To Serfdom.

Page 67: virtues

Liberty is but the flowering of human ascendancy in virtures and principles.

Page 85: mercantilism (?) UNCHANGED

Their society is but a modem variation on primitive ways of life: serfdom, feudalism, merchantilism and the like.

Page 102: Extra period

It worked like magic.!

Page 118: politicians

They may gain some favors from politicans and others they praise.

Page 130: Isaac

And in one degree or another the same might be said of mortals such as Socrates, Maimonides, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Shakespeare, Spinoza, Issac Newton, Emerson, and Thoreau.

Friday, November 2, 2012

To Free Or Freeze by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page 27: acquiescence

Compliance means just the opposite: acquiescience or giving in.

Page 29: exchange

Was it unwise for England, following the Napoleonic Wars, to abandon mercantilism by repealing three-fourths of some 18,000 laws restricting production, exhange, and pricing?

Page 34: exchanges

It is no less slavery when an employee or an association of employees denies an employers freedom to associate with whom he chooses or otherwise restricts his exhanges for whom or for what he wishes.

Page 45: Creativity

Cre-activity has selfhood as its source.

Page 52: among

The strong will first subordinate the weak and then contend amoung themselves for territorial mastery.

Page 62: Accidental Left Quote

“Rules are meant for those expected to obey; principles for those expected to think.“

Page 98: distinguished

The late Lecomte du Noüy, a devout Christian and also a dintinguished scientist, deals with this question in his Human Destiny:

Page 128: escaped

Those writers who lie on the watch for novelty can have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have ex-caped former observation.

Page 138: acknowledgment (?) I changed the spelling, although it may/may not be correct originally.

But let the renowned Dr. Myr-dal make the acknowlegment and we can cite an authority on how Swedish socialism is not working.

Page 148: accidental space (throughout the book there were no spaces around an emdash

Frankly, I do not know. I only know that I will try to rely exclusively on free-market methods of education— consumers’ choice.

Page 152: ethical

Individuals—millions of them—failed constantly to correct their moral and eithical positions as they ventured toward expanding horizons.

Page 164: acquisition (?) UNCHANGED

The acquision of truth, no less than the avoidance of nonsense, demands conscious action.

Page 185: prestigious

Aside from admission to the UN, I have never seen this sentiment better dramatized than in one of America’s most presitigious magazines.

Page 202: Accidental Right Quote

The greatest danger to your world or mine is error for “all error has poison at its heart” and ”so long as truth is absent, error will have free play.”

Page 209: In Index. Röpke is missing 'ö'


The first line of each chapter has a very large text-indent. I tried to emulate it with a 6em to try to stick with the same spirit of the original.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Then Truth Will Out by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:



There is only 1 section in the Addendum (why is it numbered 1)?

At the end of Addendum (p. 170-171) there is a superscript 1-3, perhaps for some footnote reference? (Does not exist in the book)