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Tom Purcell: A pencil's point

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Now is a good time to revisit the 1958 essay in which Leonard Read examined how a pencil is made — and how it is miraculous that a pencil is made at all.


The standard pencil begins when a cedar is cut down. Ropes and gear tug it onto the bed of a truck or a rail car.

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