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by Foundation for Economic Education

1. In what ways are we connected to other people through trade? What is the connection to others (including others in the past and in the future)?

2. As discussed in the video, what happens when people act independently to produce everything themselves?

3. What are some of the benefits beyond material prosperity that the author discusses in the article?

EoE: 7.2.A - I, Pencil Extended Commentary

We are connected to people in distant places in ways that are unimaginable. When you buy a pencil, you are helping people do things they value through markets. This video is included as part of a 40-lesson course on the Economics of Entrepreneurship available now for teachers and students at no charge at FEE.org/Courses.

from I, Pencil Extended Commentary-Connectivity (2016)
Creator: Competitive Enterprise Institute
Posted by Foundation for Economic Education
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