Richard M. Ebeling, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, will speak at Clemson University on Wednesday, March 1.

Richard Ebeling

Richard Ebeling

Ebeling will speak at the Strom Thurmond Institute’s Self Auditorium, 4:30-6 p.m., as part of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism’s Pope Lecture series. Ebeling’s topic will be how socialism has fared since Russia’s Bolshevik revolution, which this year marks its 100th anniversary. Hailed as a movement that would bring freedom, equality and prosperity, socialism instead brought economic stagnation, poverty and brutal political tyrannies. Ebeling will talk about how that dream for a better world turned into a nightmare in Soviet Russia and Communist China, and what lessons can be learned 100 years later.

A former president of the Foundation for Economic Education, Ebeling is a libertarian author and senior fellow with the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He has authored numerous books and taught at Northwood University, Hillsdale College and the University of Dallas.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to register at the Capitalism Institute’s Eventbrite page.

About the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism

The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism was founded in 2005 with the mission of exploring the moral foundations of capitalism.

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