Whenever Richard Ebeling speaks I listen. He is a great teacher of economics (look at the generation of students he inspired at U of Dallas and then at Hillsdale) and he has a great passion for economic thought, especially the Austrian school, but not exclusively the Austrian school. Richard knows what he talks about. So when he chides me for slipping or being too loose in my statements I take notice. I might not agree I have committed the sin in question, but I check my behavior because if Richard thinks I have, then there is a strong chance I have even if I didn't intend to slip in my methodological commitments or err in the logic of my thought.