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Richard M. Ebeling is a professor of economics at Northwood University. He was formerly 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).

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Book Review: The New Color Line

The New Color Line: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy by Paul Craig Roberts & Lawrence M. Stratton (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1995) In 1944, Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal published a massive work ...

Book Review: Community Without Politics

Community without Politics: A Market Approach to Welfare Reform by David G. Green (London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 1995); 184 pages; £8.00. It seems that thirty years after the introduction of the Great Society programs of the 1960s, it is ...

Book Review: Forgotten Lessons

Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn edited by Gregory P. Pavlik (Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1995); 199 pages; $14.95. Most histories about Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal administration leave the impression that except for the ignorant and ...

Book Review: Austrian Economics for Investors

Austrian Economics for Investors: Ludwig von Mises Goes to Wall Street by Mark Skousen (Potomac, Md.: Phillips Publishing, Inc., 1995); 46 pages; $10. Dr. Mark Skousen is that rarest of free-market economists. He cannot only ...

Optimism and Concern in Contemporary America

I was about fifteen years old, in the mid-1960s, when I became interested in free-market, libertarian ideas. I was initially influenced by Henry Hazlitt, who at that time still had a weekly column in Newsweek . I found ...

Book Review: Shakedown

Shakedown: How the Government Screws You from A to Z by James Bovard (New York: Viking, 1995); 132 pages; $14.95. So you think you are free! So you think that you possess certain constitutional rights that safeguard your liberty from abusive ...

Practicing the Principle of Freedom — At Home and Abroad

As an advocate of individual freedom, I consider all forms of government interference in people's lives, other than those minimally essential for the protection of life, liberty, and property, to be morally wrong, ...
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