Richard Ebeling

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel.
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Limited Government Is the Solution to Political Anger, Fears.

By Richard Ebeling Herbert Spencer on What Government Is and Is Not Good For Nearly 165 years, the British laissez-faire liberal political philosopher and sociologist, Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), published an article, wondering, “Representative Government...

Here’s the Real Source of National Anger, Division.

"What causes the degrees of divisiveness, anger, and fear among people today ... is that this type of government preempting and co-opting touches matters close to many people’s personal concerns and values." Division...

Americans Divided on the Most Important Issues. Here’s Why.

By Richard Ebeling The recent presidential election confirms and reinforces what many political observers and common citizens have increasingly known and noted: Americans are seriously divided over the problems they see facing society, and...

Government Policies Have Worsened the Coronavirus Crisis

Few would disagree that we have been and are living through unprecedented times in 2020. A global pandemic, government-imposed and mandated lockdowns and shutdowns of much of the world’s economic activities and...

Corporate Social Responsibility Movement Is an Attack on Everyone’s Freedom

Attacks on corporate entities are not just about big business. They're coming after you, too. The worst of the voices among the participants in the recent New York Times symposium of critics of...

‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Just Another Term for Socialism

We are in the midst of an open counterrevolution against liberty and limited government in the United States. This may sound like strong language for dramatic effect. But it is really not...

Government Debt Is Just As Bad As High Taxes

Taxes Plus Borrowing Equals the Total Cost of Government Besides the misdirection of reemployed workers and industries from government deficit spending that sets the stage for some needed future correction and rebalancing of...

Fast-Growing National Debt Threatens to Unleash Economic Disaster

The Congressional Budget Office has recently issued a federal “Budget Outlook Update” for the next ten years in the context of the government’s fiscal condition in the face of the coronavirus and Washington’s spending...

A ‘Liberal Utopia’ Could Reverse Course Away from Socialism

A little over 70 years ago, the Austrian economist Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) published an essay on “The Intellectuals and Socialism” (1949). Hayek suggested that the politics of the day is the...

Commentary: Trump’s ‘American Greatness’ Agenda Is Slower Road to Socialism

Donald Trump’s version of socialism is in fact not much different from what Republicans have been peddling and presiding over for many decades: duct-taping an unsustainable Social Security system, offering some hybrid private-government medical system, implementing a “conservative” version of educational interventionism, advocating “incentive-friendly” welfare statism, compromising personal and civil liberties in “wars” on drugs, terrorism and various forms of personal behavior not approved of.

Richard Ebeling

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel.

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Limited Government Is the Solution to Political Anger, Fears.

By Richard Ebeling Herbert Spencer on What Government Is and Is Not Good For Nearly 165 years, the British laissez-faire liberal political philosopher and sociologist, Herbert...

Here’s the Real Source of National Anger, Division.

"What causes the degrees of divisiveness, anger, and fear among people today ... is that this type of government preempting and co-opting touches matters...

Americans Divided on the Most Important Issues. Here’s Why.

By Richard Ebeling The recent presidential election confirms and reinforces what many political observers and common citizens have increasingly known and noted: Americans are seriously divided...

Government Policies Have Worsened the Coronavirus Crisis

Few would disagree that we have been and are living through unprecedented times in 2020. A global pandemic, government-imposed and mandated lockdowns and shutdowns...

Corporate Social Responsibility Movement Is an Attack on Everyone’s Freedom

Attacks on corporate entities are not just about big business. They're coming after you, too. The worst of the voices among the participants in the...

‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Just Another Term for Socialism

We are in the midst of an open counterrevolution against liberty and limited government in the United States. This may sound like strong language...

Government Debt Is Just As Bad As High Taxes

Taxes Plus Borrowing Equals the Total Cost of Government Besides the misdirection of reemployed workers and industries from government deficit spending that sets the stage...

Fast-Growing National Debt Threatens to Unleash Economic Disaster

The Congressional Budget Office has recently issued a federal “Budget Outlook Update” for the next ten years in the context of the government’s fiscal condition in...

A ‘Liberal Utopia’ Could Reverse Course Away from Socialism

A little over 70 years ago, the Austrian economist Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) published an essay on “The Intellectuals and Socialism” (1949). Hayek suggested...

Commentary: Trump’s ‘American Greatness’ Agenda Is Slower Road to Socialism

Donald Trump’s version of socialism is in fact not much different from what Republicans have been peddling and presiding over for many decades: duct-taping an unsustainable Social Security system, offering some hybrid private-government medical system, implementing a “conservative” version of educational interventionism, advocating “incentive-friendly” welfare statism, compromising personal and civil liberties in “wars” on drugs, terrorism and various forms of personal behavior not approved of.