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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).

Latest from Richard M. Ebeling

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 ...

The Economics of the Drug War

Does America have a drug problem? Yes. Is the drug problem undermining a part of the country's social and economic fabric? Yes. Are there steps that can be taken to help overcome America's drug problem? Yes. ...

Book Review: Free Persons and the Common Good

Free Persons and the Common Good by Michael Novak (Lanham Maryland: Madison Books, 1989); 233 pp.; $17.95. One of the most profoundly enduring, yet frustratingly illusive concepts, has been that of the "common good." Under its banner, noble ideals have been ...

On the Edge of Hyperinflation in Brazil

Monetary expansion and the price inflation that it brings in its wake always eat away at the social and economic fabric of a society. The value of money constantly diminishes. The ability of people to plan their financial future ...

A Message from FFF’s Vice-President

In the early decades of the 20th century, the political ideal on every one's lips was socialism, and the economic vision before every one's eyes was that of the planned economy. The capitalist ...

Book Review: The New Realities

The New Realities: In Government and Politics/In Economics and Business/In Society and World View by Peter F. Drucker (New York.- Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989); 276 pp.; $19.95. Crystal balls are an extremely ...
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