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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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Liberty Is More Important than Democracy

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/24/2002Mises Daily Articles
Richard Ebeling writes: The rejection of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes around the world has represented a rebirth of the ideal of the democratic order. It is important to remember, however, that "self-government" can mean and has meant two different, but complementary ideals.
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Can Free Trade Really Prevent War?

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

03/18/2002Mises Daily Articles
Free trade is premised on the idea that human relationships should be voluntary and based on mutual consent. It is grounded on the understanding that the material, cultural, and spiritual improvements in the circumstances and conditions of man are best served when the members of the global...
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Austrian Macroeconomics

04/17/2001Mises Daily Articles
Roger Garrison's Time and Money stands out as one of the most important works in Austrian monetary, capital and business cycle theory in the last fifty years. Richard Ebeling is the reviewer.
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F.A. Hayek: A Biography

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

03/26/2001Mises Daily Articles
A notable biography of Hayek does not make a fair, generous, and reasoned attempt to present the ideas of the individual whose life story is being told. Richard Ebeling is the reviewer.
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Mises on Economic Reform

Global EconomyInterventionism

09/22/2000Mises Daily Articles
In the 1940s, Mises wrote on the trends that brought Europe to the abyss of war and destruction. These essays remained unpublished--until now.
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