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Richard M. Ebeling

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Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the recently appointed BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel.  He will be conducting courses such as "Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Capitalist Ethics" as well as "The Morality and Economics of Capitalist Society."

Dr. Ebeling is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics and the author of Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition (Routledge 2010).  He is currently editing a forthcoming volume in the Collected Works of F.A. Hayek (Univ. of Chicago Press), the noted Austrian economist and Nobel Laureate.

Prior to his appointment at The Citadel, Dr. Ebeling was professor of Economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan (2009-2014).  He served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education (2003-2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillside College in Hillsdale, Michigan (1988-2003), and Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Dallas in Texas (1984–1988).

He lives with his wife Anna and their dog "Fritzie" in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

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A Constant Companion of Liberty

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPolitical Theory

11/09/2010Mises Daily Articles
Principles of Politics was written in the immediate aftermath of Napoleon's rule over France and much of Europe. It is a defense of all forms of freedom against despotism. Constant considered natural rights to be the best foundation for liberty.
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The "Other" Ludwig von Mises: Economic-Policy Advocate in an Interventionist World

BiographiesFree MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

03/26/2010Mises Daily Articles
"What comes out from reading Mises's policy writings is that if you had asked him a fiscal, or monetary, or regulatory-policy question, he would not have said, and did not simply say, 'laissez-faire' — abolish the central bank, deregulate the economy, and eliminate taxes."
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Austrian Economics on the Rise

Austrian Economics OverviewPraxeology

03/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The conference on Austrian economics was planned as a catalyst for expanding interest in the praxeological approach. To this end, the conference must be declared a resounding success."
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Some Thoughts on Supply-side Economics

Free MarketsBusiness CyclesMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

03/02/2010Mises Daily Articles
There is no "socially desirable" level of work or of saving and investment other than what individuals freely choose as desirable. And unless the case for "supply-side" economic reform is modified to reflect an argument for individual freedom, it may very well serve as a means for even greater...
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Real Economic Reform for a Hurting Haiti

Booms and BustsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

01/18/2010Mises Daily Articles
Haiti's government and other governments need to get out of the way and not make a market-based recovery process more difficult than it has to be.
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