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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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Booms, Busts, and "Krugpot" Economics

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionism

07/30/2008Mises Daily Articles
"To prop up the unhealthy, malinvested markets, governments must cannibalize the healthy markets to find the needed cash to transfer the wealth."
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The Oil Follies

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

06/24/2008Mises Daily Articles
Congress and the others in political power in this country will not be satisfied until they have fully destroyed the US economy and replaced it with something we thought would disappear when the Iron Curtain finally fell so many years ago.
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Friedman and the Fed: Is Liquidity the Answer?

The FedFree MarketsInterventionism

04/17/2008Mises Daily Articles
The problem here is that the original Friedman thesis was wrong.
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Fires of the Feds: How the Government Has Destroyed Forests

The EnvironmentOther Schools of Thought

10/25/2007Mises Daily Articles
Environmental policy has operated on the assumption — as so eloquently stated by Lew Rockwell — that "private ownership is the enemy."
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The Party is Over - Again

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionism

08/30/2007Mises Daily Articles
Granted, many of us have benefited from this era of "easy money," but that is going to change. Indeed, the party is over, the lights are out, and I don't know when they will be turned on again.
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