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William H. Peterson

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William H. Peterson (1921-2012) was the winner of the 2005 Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Liberty. He was an adjunct scholar of the Mises Institute and distinguished Lundy professor emeritus of business philosophy at Campbell University in North Carolina. A "Tribute to Mises's Student and Colleague William H. Peterson" panel was held at AERC 2018.

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The Power to Destroy

Taxes and SpendingFiscal TheoryMonetary Theory

02/13/2023Mises Daily Articles
The Communist Manifesto pushed a heavily progressive income tax as one of ten key ways to undermine the market order. Unfortunately, the idea didn't die with Marx.
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Mises in America

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryAustrian Economics OverviewPraxeology

04/20/2022Mises Daily Articles
"Let's celebrate the prodigious life of Lu Mises, a life in which he fused crowning insight on how the world tackles the law of scarcity, with lifelong moral courage."
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The Meaning of Market Democracy

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

06/07/2021The Free Market
"When we call a capitalist society a consumers’ democracy we mean that the power to dispose of the means of production, which belongs to the entrepreneurs and capitalists, can only be acquired by means of the consumers’ ballot, held daily in the marketplace."
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