It might sound like a boring topic, but have you ever stopped to think about how all the pieces and players in a free market come together to construct something so simple? The process involves much more detail than you could imagine.

To that end, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has put together a new video series called “I, Pencil” which walks viewers through the entire process, from start to finish. The end result is an intriguing look at how a free marketplace works cooperatively to advance society forward — amazingly, without government orders to do so.

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