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William L. Anderson

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William L. Anderson is a Fellow of the Mises Institute and professor of economics at Frostburg State University. He earned his MA in economics from Clemson University and his PhD in economics from Auburn University, where he was a Mises Research Fellow. He has been writing about Austrian economics since 1981, when he first was introduced to the Austrian view by the late William H. Peterson. In 1982, he won the Olive W. Garvey Economic Essay Contest and presented his paper at the Mont Pelerin Society in the former West Berlin. While there, he met economists Murray Rothbard, Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, Morgan Reynolds, William Hutt, and others He has published numerous articles and papers on economics and political economy, including articles in The Independent Review, Reason Magazine, The Free Market, The Freeman, Public Choice, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, The Journal of Markets and Morality, Regulation, Freedom Daily and others. He is also a frequent contributor to LewRockwell.com. When he was an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee in the early 1970s, Bill was a member of the track team, which won the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 1974. He also made All-American and All-Southeastern Conference in track while at UT.

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Conservatives and the Free Trade Straw Man

Protectionism and Free Trade

01/08/2022Mises Media
Conservatism is allegedly grounded in a recognition of the natural limits of humanity. But when it comes to free trade, conservatives throw all that out the window.
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The "Acid Rain" Scare and the Science-Industrial Complex

U.S. History

12/28/2021Mises Media
"Science" is now indistinguishable from politics. As the "acid rain" hysteria showed back in the 1970s and 1980s, "follow the science" is just a political slogan, unrelated to actual science.
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Conservatives and the Free Trade Straw Man

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/16/2021

Conservatism is allegedly grounded in a recognition of the natural limits of humanity. But when it comes to free trade, conservatives throw all that out the window. 

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The "Acid Rain" Scare and the Science-Industrial Complex

U.S. History

Blog12/15/2021

"Science" is now indistinguishable from politics. As the "acid rain" hysteria showed back in the 1970s and 1980s, "follow the science" is just a political slogan, unrelated to actual science.

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Elizabeth Warren Is So Very Wrong about Inflation

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog12/02/2021

Elizabeth Warren has pronounced her verdict on higher food and gasoline prices: they are nothing less than the result of corporate greed. In fact, there is no inflation, only corporations arbitrarily raising prices.

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