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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: 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 ...

Book Review: The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek

The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 3: The Trend of Economic Thinking by W.W. Bartley and Stephen Kresge (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1991); 338 pages; $45.95. I remember when I first read Friedrich A. Hayek's The ...

Fighting Statism in a Post-Communist World

After the seventy-five year experiment with socialist central-planning in the Soviet Union, it has now been demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no alternative to a market economy. And ...

Book Review: Monetarist Economics

Monetarist Economics by Milton Friedman (Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 1991); 188 pages; $29.95 In the 1950s, for all practical purposes, there was only one type of economics — Keynesian economics. In the ten years after John Maynard Keynes published his 1936 volume ...

The Causes and Consequences of World War II, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In 1945, Nazi totalitarianism was destroyed by the military might of the wartime allies. But within a few months of victory, our comrade-in-arms, "Uncle Joe" Stalin (as he was affectionately ...

Book Review: Economic Freedom

Economic Freedom by F.A. Hayek (Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 1991); 415 pages; $29.95. The two scourges of the 20th century have been socialism and Keynesian economics. Socialism produced the worst forms of tyranny ever known in ...

The Causes and Consequences of World War II, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 World War II was not a war between freedom and tyranny. Rather it was a conflict between alternative systems of collectivism. By the 1930s, there was not one major country ...

Book Review: Betrayal at Pearl Harbor

Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt into World War II by James Rusbridger and Eric Nave (New York: Summit Books, 1991); 302 pages; $19.95. In the early morning of December 7,1941, Japanese bombers began their attack rim over Pearl ...

The Causes and Consequences of World War II, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When World War II ended in 1945, most of Europe lay in ruins. German cities like Dresden and Hamburg had practically been cremated from day-and-night Allied fire-bombings. Warsaw had been ...
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