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William H. Peterson

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AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of Liberty

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 Democracy of the Marketplace

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory


The polling booths of the market are ubiquitous, many are open 24 hours a day, and offer a daily plebiscite in which consumers express their values.

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The Accelerator and Say's Law

Free MarketsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

12/08/2011Mises Daily Articles
Say's law not only points to the fallacy of the accelerator but to its corollary, "derived demand."
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Economics Webinar, Part 2

Austrian Economics Overview

An introductory economics seminar presented by Bill Peterson and Bob Luddy.
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Economics Webinar, Part 1

Austrian Economics Overview

An introductory economics seminar presented by Bill Peterson and Bob Luddy.
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Anti-State, Anti-War, Pro-Market

Legal SystemWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/24/2009Mises Daily Articles
The State is the group within society that claims for itself the exclusive right to rule everyone under a special set of laws that permit it to do to others what everyone else is rightly prohibited from doing, namely aggressing against person and property.
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