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William H. Peterson

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Free MarketArticles of Interest

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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A Real Democracy

U.S. EconomyPhilosophy and Methodology

11/06/2000Mises Daily Articles
Consumer sovereignty in the democracy of the market economy is supreme over every producer and over every worker from the clerk to the CEO. The consumer votes them all up or down.
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Drumbeat Against Capitalism

World HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of Thought

08/02/1999Mises Daily Articles
Mises on anti-profit language and literature. (Column by William Peterson)
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Mises on Business

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureU.S. Economy

03/01/1999Mises Daily Articles
Popular culture and the attack on enterprise.
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Capital Day

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

05/01/1998The Free Market
Labor Day, 1998. Time for picnics and taking it easy. Time too for thousands of blue-collar faithful to gather in Detroit not far from the United Automobile Workers Solidarity House to hail pet politicos and union chiefs and speechify, talk up income redistribution, snitch credit for America's high...
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School Values, Public and Private


04/01/1997The Free Market
America's worry over a general moral erosion in politics and society has coincided with ever-more draconian federal control over education. What's often overlooked is that government schooling itself may be the crux of the problem. In particular, the compulsory attendance laws that exist in every...
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