Richard M. Ebeling

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the recently appointed BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. He was formerly professor of Economics at Northwood University, president of The Foundation for Economic Education (2003–2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College (1988–2003) in Hillsdale, Michigan, and served as vice president of academic affairs for The Future of Freedom Foundation (1989–2003).
In Defense of the Quid Pro Quo

In Defense of the Quid Pro Quo

What is Trump being accused of that could not be equally made about virtually every president of the United States since, at least, Franklin Delano Roosevelt?

Political Paternalism

Political Paternalism

What progressives, nationalists, populists, and conservatives share in common.

The Wonders of a Self-Regulating Free Market

The Wonders of a Self-Regulating Free Market

The fact is, there is far more in the world that successfully manages and “regulates” itself without the controlling hand of the government than many of us pause to reflect on or understand. 

The Case for Global Capitalism

The Case for Global Capitalism

The human condition has been and can continue to be radically and amazingly improved, if only personal freedom and free markets are allowed to work their wonders on our global community of free trade and networks of voluntary association.

In Defense of The Austrian School of Economics

In Defense of The Austrian School of Economics

If you approach Austrians economics from a Marxian-style dialectic, as Janek Wasserman does, then you will miss the entire point of the school of thought and its contribution to the science of economics.

Business Ethics and The Morality of the Free Market

Business Ethics and The Morality of the Free Market

The ethics of private enterprise and the morality of the market require both a preaching and a practicing of a respect for others’ individual rights to their property and to the rule of voluntary agreement in all transactions, even when market outcomes are not always favorable to oneself.

The Meaning of the Berlin Wall

The Meaning of the Berlin Wall

On this 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we should remember all that it represented as a symbol of tyranny under which the individual was marked with the label: property of the state.

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