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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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A Liberal World Order

The 20th century opened with great hopes for the future. For almost a hundred years, a major war had not disturbed the peace of Europe. And when military conflicts had broken out among the European nations, they had been ...

Book Review: Economic Freedom and Interventionalism

Economic Freedom and Interventionism: An Anthology of Articles and Essays by Ludwig von Mises (Irvington-on-Hudson, New York: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1990); 250 pages; $29.95-cloth; $14.95-paper. Ludwig von Mises is quite possibly the greatest economist of the 20th century. He ...

From the New Mercantilism to Economic Fascism

February 1991 saw the release of the latest annual Economic Report of The President. Prepared by the President's Council of Economic Advisors, the report is meant to provide a detailed summary of where ...

Book Review: Russia’s Last Capitalists

Russia's Last Capitalists: The Nepmen, 1921-1929 by Alan M. Ball (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990); 226 pages; $11.95. In 1921, Russia was in a state of economic and social collapse. The country had undergone three years of the First world ...

A New World Order: Economic Liberalism or the New Mercantilism

In the days immediately following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, the Bush Administration declared that a vital interest of the United States was at stake. American economic wellfbeing was threatened by Iraqi control of the Kuwaiti ...

Book Review: The Hidden Nations

The Hidden Nations: The People Challenge the Soviet Union by Nadia Diuk and Adrian Karatnycky (New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc. 1990); 284 pages; $22.95. Many of the "captive nations" of central and eastern ...

In Defense of Free Migration

Not long after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote of "the natural right which 0 men have of relinquishing the country in which birth or other accident may have thrown them, and seeking subsistence ...

Book Review: Soviet Civilization

Soviet Civilization: A Cultural History by Andrei Sinyavsky (New York: Arcade Publishing, 1990); 291 pages; $24.95. At the height of the great purges in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, Stalin personally sent instructions to the Soviet secret police which stated ...

Something Must Be Done!

During hard times there are few phrases as frequently heard as, "Something must be done!" And what is usually meant by the phrase is that governmental action is needed to cure the economic ...

Book Review: The Hemisphere of Liberty

This Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas by Michael Novak (Washington, D.C.: The American Enterprise Institute Press, 1990) 152 pages; $18.95. Michael Novak is one of the most eloquent Christian advocates of capitalism ...
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