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Robert P. Murphy

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Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsMises ReviewThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10The AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesArticles of Interest

Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He is the author of many books. His latest is Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of America's Most Famous KeynesianHis other words include Chaos Theory, Lessons for the Young Economist, and Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Independent Institute, 2015) which is a modern distillation of the essentials of Mises's thought for the layperson. Murphy is co-host, with Tom Woods, of the popular podcast Contra Krugman, which is a weekly refutation of Paul Krugman's New York Times column. He is also host of The Bob Murphy Show.

Chaos Theory

Political Theory

01/01/2002Books
Working within a Rothbardian framework, Murphy takes up the challenge of Hans Hoppe regarding the role of market insurance in property security to extend the analysis to the security of person.
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Lessons for the Young Economist

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

03/10/2011Books
Murphy's textbook prepares the student for both conventional economic studies in the future, and provides the logical rigor and policy clarity that only the Austrian School perspective can offer.
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All Works

The Left Argues Slavery Was an Economic Blessing. Here's Why They Are Wrong.

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/20/2019

Slavery was a monstrously unfair and immoral institution. It was also inefficient, compared to a system based on free labor.

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Hannah Cox Tells Conservatives Why They Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Legal SystemThe Police State

08/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Hannah Cox discuss the State’s abuses in the criminal justice system.
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A Rothbardian Take on Negative Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/19/2019

Joe Weisenthal is questioning whether people should be able to deposit their money in a checking account and be paid interest on it — Rothbardians have been saying that for decades. 

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Why Roddy Piper Was Too Rowdy in 'They Live'

Media and CultureStrategy

08/14/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy analyzes John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic They Live , starring Roddy Piper.
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Patrick Newman Cracks the Code to Publish a New Rothbard Manuscript

U.S. History

08/12/2019Audio/Video
Economist Patrick Newman relays his adventurous tale of deciphering Murray Rothbard’s handwritten manuscript on early American history.
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