William L. Anderson


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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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Japan's Supposed Silver Lining

Window-breakers are not benefactors.

MARCH 23, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

The Japanese people are going through sheer horror. To spin this tragedy into economic triumph is not just bad economics; it's an obscenity.

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Government Borrowing Won't Create Savings

Keynesian fantasies.

MARCH 16, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

In New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's world, budget deficits morph into surpluses and savings.

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Earth to New York Times: Governments Are Broke

It can't be ignored.

MARCH 09, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

The problem, the Times says, is that government does not tax people enough, nor does it spend enough money.

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“Clean Energy” and the Depressed Economy

Energy policy won't end the recession.

MARCH 02, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

If clean energy is so wonderful and such a great investment, why do all of these ventures have to be subsidized directly by tax dollars or indirectly by government mandates?

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Medical Fraud in Wisconsin

In the service of government teachers.

FEBRUARY 23, 2011 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON

Engage in behavior that this government considers to be politically acceptable and get a free pass to break the law. Everyone else gets to go to prison.

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