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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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The Best Answer to Trump’s Tariffs: Free Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog06/14/2018

Neither the United States nor the European Union are so free of protectionist “sin” to cast retaliatory tariff stones at the other. 

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More Coercion Won't Make a Better World

Free Markets

Blog06/06/2018

Liberal capitalism enables a degree of peace, harmony and respectful tolerance of the choices and ways of honest living for everyone in society to which nothing else compares.

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History is Clear, Central Banks Fail to Assure Economic Stability

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/31/2018

It is unfortunate that a scholar as careful as Robert Skidelsky has chosen to downplay the historical reality of the failure of central banking.

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When Hayek was Harassed by the IRS

05/10/2018Power & Market

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