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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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The Interventionist State Should Not Be the Nation’s Business

In 1966, a well-known business-affairs columnist of the time named Donald I. Rogers wrote a short book entitled The End of Free Enterprise. His theme was that the American business community had lost its way intellectually and ideologically. "What ...

Book Review: A Time for War

A Time for War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Path to Pearl Harbor by Robert Smith Thompson (New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1991); 449 pages; $24.95. As the 1940 presidential campaign was approaching its conclusion, President Franklin Roosevelt — running for ...

Political Correctness and the Closed Society

In February 1992, the Center for Constructive Alternatives of Hillsdale College in Michigan organized a five-day conference on "Thought Police on Campus: Is Academic Freedom in Danger?" Among the speakers invited to participate as opponents of political correctness in ...

Book Review: The Flight from Truth

The Flight from Truth: The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information by Jean-Francois Revel (New York: Random House, 1991); 408 pages; $25.

Quick Fixes and Economic Fallacies

The famous English economist Alfred Marshall is reported to have once remarked that "students of social science must fear popular approval; evil is with them when all men speak well of them. If there is any set of opinions ...

Book Review: Anti-Americanism

Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad, 1965-1990 by Paul Hollander (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992); 515 pages; $35. In 1981, Professor Paul Hollander published Political Pilgrims: Travels of Western Intellectuals to ...

Book Review – Constitutional Economics

Constitutional Economics by James M. Buchanan (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Basil Blackwell, 1991); 137 pages; $29.95 What are the reasons behind the growth of government in the 20th century? And why has it been so ...

Book Review: Constitutional Economics

Constitutional Economics by James M. Buchanan (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Basil Blackwell, 1991); 137 pages; $29.95 What are the reasons behind the growth of government in the 20th century? And why has it been so difficult to diminish the size of government even ...

Nationalism and Classical Liberalism

For forty-five years, Europe enjoyed peace. But it was in the form of an "armed truce" called the Cold War. On the one side of the Iron Curtain, the Soviet Union maintained its through the threat — and occasional ...
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