Art Carden is a professor of economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business. He earned a BS and MA from the University of Alabama and an AM and PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis. Previously, he taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His first book, coauthored with Deirdre McCloskey, is Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and three children, and they belong to Immanuel Church.