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William L. Anderson

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William L. Anderson is Senior Editor at the Mises Institute and retired 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 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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Ezra Klein's Progressivism Cannot Build Anything Socially Useful

LiberalismProgressivismSocialismU.S. Economy


Ezra Klein of the New York Times despairs of government’s impotence in building vast projects from energy grids to high-speed railways. He believes granting government absolute power is the answer.

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The Fed Is Draining Our Economy Like Farmers Have Drained Their Aquifers

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyThe FedU.S. Economy


America is draining its economy by federal debt in a way similar to how American farms and cities are emptying the nation's aquifers. We cannot sustain these losses much longer.

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Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy 60 Years Ago

11/22/2023Power & Market
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APEC and the "Transformation" of San Francisco

11/16/2023Power & Market
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Are Markets Tyrannical? Where Christian Conservatives Are Mistaken

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomEconomic PolicyLaw

09/19/2023Mises Media
A number of Christian conservatives are claiming that markets are as coercive as government. Try boycotting the FBI or your local police the next time they do something outrageous.
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