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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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Race and the Market Process

In the 1850s, a Southerner named George Fitzhugh wrote two books entitled, Sociology for the South: or The Failure of Free Society and Cannibals All! Or Slaves Without Masters. The essence of his argument was summarized by ...

Book Review: Preferential Policies

Preferential Policies: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell (New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1990) 221 pp.; $17.95. America was founded upon the idea that it is the individual who possesses rights. This was counter to the political order ...

The Impossibility of Socialism

In May 1988, the Soviet newspaper Pravda ran an article which summarized the condition of the Soviet socialist economy: "Not one of the 170 essential sectors has fulfilled the objectives of the Plan a single time over the ...

Book Review: The Awakening of the Soviet Union

The eyes of the world have been riveted on events in Eastern Europe. With what seemed like spectacular speed, the Communists who had ruled these countries since shortly after the end of the Second World War were replaced in ...

Is Liberty Too Extreme?

There is one type of question, more than any other, that the advocate of freedom is likely to be asked over the years: Human liberty and freedom of choice are, of course, important ...

Book Review: Tell the World

Tell the World: What Happened in China and Why by Liu Binyan (New York: Pantheon Books, 1989; 195 pp.; $18.95.) (Not available from FFF.) For 150 years, China has been a land of turmoil and ...

The Heritage of Economic Liberty

For the Founding Fathers, economic liberty was inseparable from the case for political freedom. Many of the grievances enumerated in the Declaration of Independence concern British infringements on the free movement of goods and men ...

Book Review: South Africa’s War Against Capitalism

Apartheid is ending in South Africa. The economic barriers and social restrictions that have stood in the way of greater black-African participation in South African society are being dismantled. The release of Nelson Mandela earlier this year symbolized this ...

Freedom’s Greatest Challenge

At the end of January, President Bush delivered his State of the Union address before the Congress. Two leading themes ran through his speech: the demise of communism and the bright future for America in the post-communist world. The President ...
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