About the Author
Art Carden is a Professor of Economics, author of Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World published in 2020, co-editor of Southern Economic Journal, and recipient of the 2021 Faculty Outstanding Scholarship Award at Samford. In addition, he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute. He is also a Senior Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research. His research has appeared in the Journal of Urban Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Public Choice, and Contemporary Economic Policy, and his commentaries have appeared in Forbes, USA Today, and many other outlets. He earned a BS and MA from the University of Alabama and an AM and PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis. Before joining the faculty at Samford, he taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network. Visit his website.
What inspired you to start writing?
I've always really enjoyed it. Writing is a great way to organize my thoughts and improve my teaching.
What are your hobbies / interests?
watching movies and sports
Who are your personal heroes?
Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek
How did you discover the freedom philosophy?
By reading a lot!
Who are your favorite writers?
Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Ayn Rand