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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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Progressive-Era Economics and the Legacy of Jim Crow

U.S. HistoryPolitical TheoryPrices

09/15/2015Mises Wire
Progressives once bragged about how their economic policies favored whites over blacks in the job market. Nowadays, Progressives claim to be helping racial minorities, although their economic policies remain exactly the same.
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The Economics of Bernie Sanders

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

09/01/2015Mises Wire
Bernie Sanders is not a new Mao or Marx. He’s really just a modern New Dealer, and he’s recycling old New Deal plans and rhetoric. And, just like the original, Sanders’ New Deal will do nothing to end our current economic malaise.
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The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

Big GovernmentInterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

08/29/2014Audio/Video
Elizabeth Warren outlines 11 Commandments of Progressivism and each requires coercion and politics to succeed, writes William Anderson. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.
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The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

Big GovernmentFree Markets

08/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
Only those people with views similar to Elizabeth Warren have rights.
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We Do Not Live in a Post-Scarcity World

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsOther Schools of Thought

03/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
Rifkin misses the mark because he ignores Menger’s theory of value and the role of the entrepreneur.
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