Editorials: Richard Ebeling

The Free Market vs. The Interventionist State

In whatever direction we turn, we find the heavy hand of government intruding into virtually every aspect of American society.

Is the Case for Liberty Too Extreme?

If there is one label more than any other that principled advocates of individual liberty are often stamped with it is that they are “extremists.” How can you be so extreme, it is said, what is wro

The Austrian Economists Who Refuted Marx (and Obama)

Left unspoken in Obama’s assertion of knowing what a minimum “fair” or “just” wage should be in Ameri

Before Modern Collectivism: The Rise and Fall of Classical Liberalism

[NOTE: I delievered this speech at the Hungry Minds Discussion Club in Denver, Colorado, February 8, 2014.]

The History of Shanghai is a Tale of Successful Capitalism

China’s impressive modernization since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the end to the destructive madness of the Cultural Revolution has been epitomized by the dramatic growth of the industrial

Don’t Fear ‘Deflation,’ Unless Caused by Government

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, and his designated successor, Janet Yellen, have defended the central bank’s $4 trillion monetary expansion over the last five years as a necessity to fight

Barack Obama and the Meaning of Socialism

Barack Obama is finishing his fifth year as president, and continues to try to move America further in the direction of increased government paternalism with the implementation of ObamaCare, a push

South Africa and Ending Apartheid: The Free Market Road Not Taken

The public eulogies marking the passing of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013 have refocused attention on the long struggle in South Africa to bring about an end to racial discrimi