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).

Saving Capitalism From The “Big” State

Mariana Mazzucato’s and Joe Biden’s political missions and big economic central plans require all of us to give up our own individual and personal plans to be straightjacketed into their compulsory designs for us.

Restrict Political Pickpockets To End Budget Deficits

Our dilemma, today, is that, to use John Stuart Mill’s phrase, we have a political system in which many who have the right to vote use it “to put their hands into other people’s pockets for any purpose which they think fit to call a public one.”

Word Tyranny and Cultural Balkanization

America has entered into a new era of thought control. What is being insisted upon now used to be known as tyranny and criticized as dictatorship.

Socialism-in-Practice Was a Nightmare, Not Utopia

Listening to some in American academia and on social media, you would think that socialism was a bright, new, and shiny idea never tried before that promises a beautiful future of peace, love, and bountifulness for all. It is as if a hundred years of socialism-in-practice in a large number of countries around the world had never happened. 

President Biden’s Rule By Executive Decree

President Biden and those around him are attempting to implement through executive order and other means are policies and political positions that many in the society do not share or to which they do not assign the same degree of urgency.

Who is Carl Menger?

There are few works in the history of economics that may be truly considered “revolutionary” and “path-breaking,” in its starting premises, its logic, and its implications. But one that is in this category is Carl Menger’s Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftsliche, his Principles of Economics in its English translation, which marks this year the 150th anniversary of its publication in 1871.  

Why U.S. Election Politics Breeds Divisive Fears and Angers

Michelle Obama’s words imply that if there is to be healing and uniting it means that all those who think the “wrong” way must come over and only think according to the anti-capitalist “progressive” worldview of those on “the left.”  

Kamala vs. Pence: The 2020 Political Circus and The Supreme Court

What really stood out in the vice-presidential debate that said something meaningful, not just about this election but the political times in general in which we live? That both the Trump-Pence and Biden-Harris teams have Big Plans to run your life. 

 

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