Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel in the U.S. Ebeling is the author of Austrian Economics and Public Policy: Restoring Freedom and Prosperity (Future of Freedom Foundation, 2016); Monetary Central Planning and the State (Future of Freedom Foundation, 2015); Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition (Routledge, 2010); and Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom (Edward Elgar, 2003). He is also the editor of the three-volume, Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises (Liberty Fund, 2000, 2002, 2012) and co-author of the five-volume, In Defense of Capitalism (Northwood University Press, 2010-2014). He was previously professor of economics at Northwood University and Hillside College, both in Michigan, and assistant professor of economics at the University of Dallas in Texas. During 2003-08, he served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.