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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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National Health Insurance and the Welfare State, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The modern welfare state arose in Imperial Germany in the late 19th century. Under pressure of growing support for the Social Democratic Party in the 1870s and 1880s, Kaiser Wilhem ...

Book Review: Failure and Progress

Failure and Progress: The Bright Side of the Dismal Science by Dwight R. Lee and Richard B. McKenzie (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 1993); 163 pages; $10.95. In An Economist's Protest (1927), English economist Edwin Cannan remarked, "Modern civilization, nearly ...

National Health Insurance and the Welfare State, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 After the experiences of the totalitarian states in the 20th century, logic suggests that the world would have learned the lesson that every growth in state power-every extension of government ...

Book Review: Grassroots Tyranny

Grassroots Tyranny: The Limits of Federalism by Clint Bolick (Washington, D.C.: The Cato Institute, 1993); 195 pages; $21.95 (cloth); $12.95 (paper). In his book The Vanishing Rights of the States (1926), former Solicitor General of the United States, James ...

Free Trade, Managed Trade and the State, Part 5

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In the 1870s, English classical economist Henry Faucett warned, "I think it cannot be doubted that protection must exert an inevitable tendency ...

Book Review: Lenin’s Tomb

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick (New York: Random House, 1993); 576 pages; $25. In July 1919, during the Russian Civil War, the Russian philosopher P.D. Ouspensky sent an article from southern Russia to the ...

Free Trade, Managed Trade and the State, Part 4

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 "The Protectionist creed rises like a weed in every soil," lamented the English classical economist Walter Bagehot in the 1880s. "Every nation ...

Book Review: Market Liberalism

Market Liberalism: A Paradigm for the 21st Century edited by David Boaz and Edward H. Crane (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 1993); 404 pages; $15.95. As the 20th century approaches its end, the American people face ...

Free Trade, Managed Trade and the State, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 "Protectionism is purely and highly socialistic," American economist Francis Walker observed in 1887. "Its purpose is so to operate upon individual choices ...

Book Review: Out of Work

Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America by Richard K. Vedder and Lowell E. Gallaway (New York/London: Holmes & Meier, 1993); 336 pages. In 1932, the English economist Edwin Cannan delivered the ...
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