Hungry Minds Speaker Series

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Before Modern Collectivism: The Rise and Fall of Classical Liberalism in the 19th Century

It was the triumph of the general ideal of Collectivism that made all destruction and social hardships of the 20th century possible. How did Collectivism come to “defeat” Classical Liberalism and its underlying political philosophy of Individualism? What were the strengths and weaknesses of Classical Liberalism “in theory and practice” that lead to its demise in the battle of ideas?

In the 21st century, can a new Classical Liberal ideal “rise from the ashes” and usher in a new epoch of individual freedom and market liberty? Has it begun, and what are its chances?

A Dinner and Talk featuring
Dr. Richard Ebeling
Northwood University

Richard Ebeling

Saturday, February 8, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 PM

Chinook Tavern
6380 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

5:00 PM: Cocktails, Cash Bar
5:45 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Announcements
7:15 PM: Talk with Q/A, Richard Ebeling

General Admission: $65 per person
Premium Meal Upgrade: $10
Seating at Head Table with Speaker Upgrade (space limited): $40
Space must be reserved and paid for by February 5, 2014


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About the speaker:

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is professor of economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan since 2009. He is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. Dr. Ebeling is the author of 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 the co-author of In Defense of Capitalism 4 vols. (Northwood University Press, 2010-2013), and the editor of Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises, 3 vols. (Liberty Fund).

He served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) from 2003 to 2008, was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan (1988-2003), Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Dallas in Texas (1984-1988). He was also senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research (2008-2009), and served as the vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation (1990-2003).

He also was a consultant on market reform and privatization in the former Soviet Union, especially with the then-emerging new democratic government in Lithuania in 1991. He witnessed the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union, being present in Vilnius, Lithuania during the attempted Soviet crackdown in January 1991 and in Moscow during the hard-line coup attempt of August 1991.

Dr. Ebeling is the author of hundreds of articles on Austrian Economics and free market policy themes including on the dangers of inflation, and the benefits of a gold-backed money and monetary freedom. He has also twice testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Monetary Policy.

His articles have appeared in the Washington Times, Investors Business Daily, the Boston Globe, Detroit News, National Review Online, The Freeman, Freedom Daily, and Advances in Austrian Economics, the International Journal of World Peace, and Political Studies.

He has lectured widely throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America on Austrian Economics and a wide variety of economic policy themes. These include monetary and fiscal policy, the impact of inflation and the business cycle on markets and society, banking reform, international trade and world peace, and the modern welfare state.

Dr. Ebeling earned his PhD in Economics from Middlesex University in London, England; his Masters Degree in Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey; and his Bachelors Degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.

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