Edward W. Younkins

Edward W. Younkins is Professor of Accountancy and Business Administration in the Department of Business and Technology at Wheeling Jesuit University and the founder of the university’s undergraduate degree program in Political and Economic Philosophy. He is also the founding director of the university’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) programs.

In addition to earning state and national honors for his performances on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams, respectively, Dr. Younkins also received the Outstanding Educator Award for 1997 from the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. The author of numerous articles in accounting and business journals, his free-market-oriented articles and reviews have appeared in Ideas on Liberty (formerly The Freeman), The Journal of Markets and Morality, The Social Critic, Le Québécois Libre, Liberty Free Press, The Free Radical, Free Life, The Individual, and many other publications.


Exploring Capitalist Fiction

"Professor Younkins makes another contribution to the literature of freedom, this time by showing us what pro-capitalist fiction-and anti-capitalist, too-can teach us about business and its enemies." (Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr., Chairman and CEO, Ludwig von Mises Institute)

"I am a testament to the validity of the theme of this book, which is that fiction can be a powerful tool for business education. A novel, Atlas Shrugged, changed my life and was far more important to me in successfully leading a business than any nonfiction book or college course." (John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute)

Review of Edward W. Younkins's Exploring Capitalist Fiction (by G. Stolyarov II, Le QL no 315, October 15, 2013).

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Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society

Flourishing and Synthesis (by Allen Mendenhall, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 11, no. 2 (Issue 22, December 2011): 249-53.

Review of Younkins's Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society (by Leonidas Zelmanovitz, Libertarian Papers 3, 31 (2011).

A Review of Edward W. Younkins's Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society (by G. Stolyarov II, The Rational Argumentator, CCLXXIV, January 17, 2011.)

Book review: Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society by Edward W. Younkins (by Eric Field, Richmond Libertarian Examiner, April 6, 2012.)

Six impossible things before or after breakfast (by Graham Dawson, ON LINE opinion, posted January 3, 2012.)

A review of Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society, by Edward W. Younkins (by William H. Peterson, Le Québécois Libre, September 15, 2012)

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Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists

Champions of a Free Society is a tour de force of the libertarian and classical liberal movements. Dig into any of these chapters, better yet, all of them, and see a masterfully told story of the history of liberty from days gone by to the modern era.” –Walter Block of Loyola University, New Orleans.

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Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion

"A collection of this type is long overdue. Edward Younkins has exhibited an impressive vision in assembling this extraordinary book just in time for the 50th anniversary of Ayn Rand's masterpiece." –Lew Rockwell, president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

"Re-Reading Atlas Shrugged" A review by J. H. Huebert

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Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand and Beyond

"I commend these essays as keys to understanding the underlying trends in the current scene in politics and economics in America and the West. Dr. Younkins links the work of giants like Aristotle, Menger, Mises, and Rand to give new meaning to applied Objectivism and Austrian Economics. I speak as one who earned his doctorate in economics under Ludwig von Mises at New York University and contributed some 400 articles in the
Wall Street Journal." --William H. Peterson, Adjunct Scholar, Heritage Foundation

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Capitalism and Commerce
(by Steven Yates, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 1-13).
Capitalism And Commerce: Conceptual Foundations Of Free Enterprise - A Book That Should Be On Every Free Market Advocate's Shelf
(by Patrick Q. Scheper, Sense of Life Objectivists, December 24, 2004)
Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise
(by Tibor R. Machan, The Freeman, March  2004)
Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise
(by Kyle Swan, Markets & Morality, Fall 2003)
Younkins' book offers timely, important defense of capitalism
(by Thomas Michaud, The State Journal, December 13, 2002)
A Moral and Rational Defense of Capitalism
(by Charles W. Almond, le QL, October 26, 2002)
Foundations of a Free Economy
(by Martin Masse, Mises.org, September 3, 2002)
Adam Smith's virtues revived
(by William H. Peterson, The Washington Times, August 25, 2002)
The Moral Case for Capitalism - A much-needed defense
(by Yuval Levin, National Review Online, August 22, 2002)

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