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William L. Anderson

William L. Anderson
William L. Anderson

Dr. William Anderson is Professor of Economics at Frostburg State University. He holds a Ph.D in Ecconomics from, Auburn University, Economics. He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.

William L. Anderson's Articles and Posts

Another Keynesian Error The Freeman
Another Keynesian Error

Keynesians—and “mainstream” economists in general—wrongly assume that consumption itself is a factor of production.

The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case The Freeman
The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case
If the Bonds case tells us anything, it's that the media watchdogs are foxes guarding the henhouse.
“Sustainability” Isn't Sustainable The Freeman
“Sustainability” Isn't Sustainable
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.
The Keynesians' Special Case The Freeman
The Keynesians' Special Case
Governments can neither fool Mother Nature nor violate the laws of economics.
Defining "Terrorism" Down The Freeman
Defining "Terrorism" Down

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.

Government Borrowing Won't Create Savings The Freeman
Government Borrowing Won't Create Savings
In New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's world, budget deficits morph into surpluses and savings.
Earth to New York Times: Governments Are Broke The Freeman
Earth to New York Times: Governments Are Broke
The problem, the Times says, is that government does not tax people enough, nor does it spend enough money.
“Clean Energy” and the Depressed Economy The Freeman
“Clean Energy” and the Depressed Economy
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?
Medical Fraud in Wisconsin The Freeman
Medical Fraud in Wisconsin
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.
Are We Lacking "Ideas on a Grand Scale"? The Freeman
Are We Lacking "Ideas on a Grand Scale"?
Government policies have encouraged massive malinvestments for more than a decade, and now that same government is blocking the necessary readjustments of capital and resources.
Revolutions and Government Institutions The Freeman
Revolutions and Government Institutions
For all the euphoria over the people-driven revolution in Egypt, whatever regime emerges will in the end carry on business as usual.
“Losing” Egypt The Freeman
“Losing” Egypt
The world is not a chessboard, and the United States cannot move people around, expecting them to obey.
Is Ethanol a Good Choice for Consumers? The Freeman
Is Ethanol a Good Choice for Consumers?
It's is a good deal -- for ethanol producers -- but it destroys the wealth of others.
Bureaucrats Keep Us Safe? The Freeman
Bureaucrats Keep Us Safe?
Once people believe that government agents protect us, there can be no end to the avenues of “protection” bureaucrats will offer.
Sue the Government The Freeman
Sue the Government
If your life is not perfect, sue the government, since everyone knows that it can and should bring perfection to society.
Do We Need the "Next Level" of State Security? The Freeman
Do We Need the "Next Level" of State Security?
The longer the TSA exists the more likely it (along with other government “security” agencies) will engage in abusive spying on innocent Americans.
False Foreclosures and the Free Market The Freeman
False Foreclosures and the Free Market
Once the government effectively nationalized these institutions allegedly to make them solvent, any notion of real customer service disappeared.
Should NCAA Rule Infractions Be Crimes? The Freeman
Should NCAA Rule Infractions Be Crimes?
When government is able to criminalize private-rule infractions, there really are no bounds at all on the behavior of the authorities.
Is the EPA Necessary? The Freeman
Is the EPA Necessary?
I submit that common sense tells us to do away with the agency.
Algorithms Can't Pick College Football Champions or Predict Economies The Freeman
Algorithms Can't Pick College Football Champions or Predict Economies
A mathematical formula cannot tell us what the U.S. economy (or any other economy) is going to do next year.
Why Is there a TSA? The Freeman
Why Is there a TSA?
As protests increase against the offensive pat-downs allegedly designed to make flying safer, we really should not be shocked that government employees are abusing air travelers.
A Nation of Consumers? The Freeman
A Nation of Consumers?
A fundamental tenet of economics is that the end of production is consumption. Unfortunately, Keynesian economists seizing the public microphone claim the purpose of consumption is to clear the shelves so producers will have something to do in the future.
Inflating Our Way to Prosperity? The Freeman
Inflating Our Way to Prosperity?
As more and more money is pumped into the economy, not only do prices go up, but so do inflationary expectations.
Voting, Accountability, and the Rise of Executive Power The Freeman
Voting, Accountability, and the Rise of Executive Power
Here's what I want to know: Does Congress matter these days?
Progressivism and the Criminal Law The Freeman
Progressivism and the Criminal Law
The development of the criminal law under Progressivism, which began more than a century ago, is revealing

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