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Robert P. Murphy

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Works Published inThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsMises ReviewThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10The AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleArticles of Interest

Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute and Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He is the author of many books including 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.

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

Paul Krugman Should Love President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

U.S. EconomyOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/09/2018
If President Trump’s infrastructure proposal works out exactly as Paul Krugman has described it, Krugman should be applauding it.

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Trump's Solar Tariffs Are Bad, but so Are Solar Subsidies

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog02/02/2018
The U.S. firms that are the direct “losers” of the new solar tariffs have benefited for years from favorable tax treatment.

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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

The EnvironmentFinancial Markets

Blog01/23/2018
An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist its half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses in the next hour, it’ll kill you.

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On Universities, Krugman, and the State of Austrian Economics

EducationU.S. EconomyAustrian Economics Overview

01/17/2018The Austrian
What about economics as a profession. Is economics doing any good? Does it benefit society? Murphy tackles these and other issues.

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Bob Murphy on the Culture Wars

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureStrategy

12/29/2017Audio/Video
Our final show of 2017 features a talk given by Dr. Bob Murphy on the culture wars.

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