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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 Predilection for Planning: National Industrial Policy, Again

It seems that no matter how many times governmental planning is implemented and fails, the temptation to try to design the economic system through political means remains irresistible. One of the reasons for this was explained in the 1880s ...

Book Review: Two Essays by Ludwig Von Mises

Two Essays by Ludwig Von Mises: Liberty and Property and Middle-of-the-Road Leads to Socialism (Auburn: The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1991); 74 pages; $5.00. Ludwig von Mises's position as the 20th century's preeminent advocate of the market economy is based upon ...

Up from Serfdom: Friedrich A. Hayek and the Defense of Liberty

Friedrich August von Hayek was one of the greatest economists and political philosophers of the 20th century. After Ludwig von Mises, Professor Hayek was the leading figure of the Austrian School of Economics during the last six decades. He ...

Book Review: The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 4

The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 4: The Fortunes of Liberalism, Essays on Austrian Economics and the Ideal of Freedom (Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1992); 279 pages; $29.95. Classical liberalism has ...

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 ...
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