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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 Fable of the Krugman

The FedU.S. EconomyOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

03/25/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Yes, this is the mercantilist world of Paul Krugman. Peaceful private exchange is an act of aggression, and aggression will deliver us from an imaginary 'liquidity trap.' Indeed, war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength."
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The Outsourcing Controversy and a Mistaken Theory of Value

Austrian Economics Overview

Recorded March 12, 2010, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.
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Krugman Fails to "Get It" on Japan

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
Bubbles, as we have seen, result from deliberate "expansionary" policies by government authorities, yet Krugman always seems to treat them as being solely the products of private enterprise.
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Sticking to the Official Narrative

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

12/29/2009Mises Daily Articles
There is a reason for Krugman to pursue this false narrative, and it is not because he actually believes it.
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The Curse of Good Government

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismMonetary Theory

12/09/2009Mises Daily Articles
"Good government" seems to involve reckless spending by Washington, endless printing at the Fed, and bailout after bailout.
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