Originally from a speech at the Detroit Economic Club, Mr. Reed has given this presentation in over 100 different places. It has even been translated into at least 12 languages.
Here’s an excerpt from the introduction by Mr. Reed:
"These principles are not original with me; I’ve simply collected them in one place. They are not the only pillars of a free economy or the only settled truths, but they do provide a solid foundation. In my view, if the cornerstone of every state and federal building were emblazoned with these principles – and more importantly, if every legislator understood and attempted to be faithful to them – we’d be a much stronger, much freer, more prosperous and far better governed people."