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Volume 9, No. 2 - Spring 2008

Issue #18



RON BEADLE, Principal Lecturer in Organisation and Human Resource Management, Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria, City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyne England NE1 8ST, e-mail <>, has written on Ayn Rand and Elliott Jaques with Martyn Dyer-Smith in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies (vol. 3, no. 1) and published book chapters and journal articles on undertaking empirics using MacIntyre's 'goods, virtues, practices, institutions' framework in Organisation Studies (with Geoff Moore), Philosophy of Management, Tamara (Post-Modern Journal of Critical Organisation Science), and Culture and Organisation (with David Konyot).

Juliusz Jablecki, email: <>, is a graduate student at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University, Poland, and a board member with the Polish Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Jerry Kirkpatrick, email: <>, is professor of international business and marketing at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His latest work is Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism: Educational Theory for a Free Market in Education. Kirkpatrick holds a B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of Denver and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in marketing from Baruch College of the City University of New York. His research interests focus on the philosophic, economic, and psychological foundations of marketing, advertising, and education. He posts essays monthly on his blog.

Tibor R. Machan, email: <>, holds the R. C. Hoiles Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, Orange, California 29866. He is also a research fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California. His most recent book is The Morality of Business: A Profession for Human Wealthcare (Springer, 2007).

David N. Mayer, email: <>, url: <>, is professor of law and history at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 1988 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1980. He is the author of The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson (University of Virginia Press, 1994) as well as numerous articles published in history, law, and political science journals.

Stephen E. Parrish, Ph.D., email: <>, is associate professor of philosophy and librarian at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. He is the author of God and Necessity (University Press of America, 2001), and the coauthor of See the gods Fall (College Press, 1997) and The Mormon Concept of God (Edwin Mellen, 1991). He is writing (very slowly) a book on the mind-body problem.

Adam Reed, Professor of Information Systems, California State University, Los Angeles, California 90032-8123, email: <>, studied electrical engineering, computer science and neurophysiology as an undergraduate and graduate student at MIT. He completed his doctorate in mathematical psychology at the University of Oregon and did postdoctoral research in neural networks at Rockefeller University. Before joining the faculty of Cal State LA, he spent 18 years at Bell Labs, working in artificial intelligence and in software engineering. He is the author of more than 20 research articles, book chapters and patents in electronics, computer science, neurophysiology, mathematical and cognitive psychology, economics, scientific methodology and epistemology, politics, political history and the history of ideas.

Larry J. Sechrest is Professor of Economics and Director of the Free Enterprise Institute at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. He is a Foundation Scholar with the Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education in New York City, a Research Fellow with The Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and an Adjunct Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He serves as a member of the Editorial Boards of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, and the ICFAI Journal of Public Finance. Furthermore, Sechrest is the author of Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model (1993) as well as numerous articles in periodical publications such as the Cato Journal, the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, the Journal of Economics, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, Advances in Austrian Economics, The Independent Review, the Review of Austrian Economics, Reason Papers, the ICFAI Journal of Public Finance, The Freeman, Ideas on Liberty, The Free Radical, Liberty, the Review of Business, the Journal of Services Marketing, and in reference works such as The Myth of National Defense; Fifteen Great Austrian Economists; Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond; Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion; and Magill's Survey of Social Science: Economics.

Patrick Toner, Department of Philosophy, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27100, email: <>, works in metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and has published previously in journals such as Philosophical Studies, The Philosophical Quarterly, and Faith and Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Philosophy of Religion before coming to Wake Forest.

Edward W. Younkins, Professor, Department of Business, Wheeling Jesuit University, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, West Virginia, 26003, email:  <>, is the author of numerous articles in accounting and business journals. In addition, his many free-market-oriented articles and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications. He is the author of Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise (Lexington Books, 2002). He is the editor of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion (Ashgate, 2007). His newest book is Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists (Lexington Books, 2008). Many of his essays can be found at: <>.




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