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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 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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The Deepening Depression

Business CyclesInterventionism

07/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
At last, everyone agrees that the US economy is sinking into the morass of depression. The question is why.
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What Is Walmart's Crime?

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

The NYT is angry because the courts did not stick it to another American business, writes William L. Anderson. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.
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What Is Walmart's Crime?

Legal SystemInterventionism

06/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
The NYT is angry because the courts did not stick it to another American business.
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What's Not to Like about a Regulatory Nudge?


06/01/2011Mises Daily Articles
Cass Sunstein is so anxious to push his theory of government that he distorts the reality to conform to his dreams.
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A Case for Private Eyes

The Police StateMonopoly and Competition

Don't leave the job of criminal investigation to the politicized state, writes William L. Anderson. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Colin Hussey.
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