William L. Anderson

banderson@frostburg.edu

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The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case

Some watchdogs.

APRIL 20, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

If the Bonds case tells us anything, it's that the media watchdogs are foxes guarding the henhouse.

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“Sustainability” Isn't Sustainable

Not even in your dreams.

APRIL 13, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

Government can no more save the economy by transferring resources to industries that can't stand on their own than the U.S. armed forces could save Vietnam by bombing it into the Stone Age.

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The Keynesians' Special Case

Or is it just capital malinvestment?

APRIL 06, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

Governments can neither fool Mother Nature nor violate the laws of economics.

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Defining "Terrorism" Down

Can a silver coin undermine a nation?

MARCH 30, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

If Bernard von NotHaus did anything, he exposed the sorry fact that U.S. money is hopelessly debased. If that is proof of terrorism, then anyone who openly criticizes this government and its money is a terrorist.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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