Art Carden is Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and an Adjunct Fellow with the Oakland, California-based Independent Institute. He has been a visiting researcher at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He holds a BS and an MA in economics from the University of Alabama as well as an AM and PhD in economics and a Graduate Certificate in New Institutional Social Sciences from Washington University in Saint Louis. His articles and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in numerous scholarly journals and other outlets. He writes regular commentaries for the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Independent Institute, and he is a regular contributor to an economics weblog at www.divisionoflabour.com. He and his wife Shannon had their first child, Jacob, on July 31, 2008.