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Robert P. Murphy

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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. His latest is Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of America's Most Famous Keynesian. His 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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Scott Horton Discusses Who’s to Blame in Venezuela, and Explains the Carnage in the Middle East

05/24/2019Audio/Video
Scott Horton returns to the podcast to share his wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics—including his unhappiness with Bob's recent episode on Ilhan Omar.
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Harvard Astronomy Chair Avi Loeb Explains the Physics of Black Holes

05/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy interviews Avi Loeb, the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science and Chair of the Astronomy Department at Harvard, and founding Director of the Black Hole Initiative.
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3 Modern Arguments for Tariffs, Debunked

Blog05/18/2019

Even the more "subtle" or "nuanced" arguments for tariffs smack of the same old mercantilist arguments that have been refuted by economists going back to Adam Smith.

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Do We Really Have a Decade Left to Solve Climate Change?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog05/17/2019

The scare tactics from Beto O'Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez​ is yet another example demonstrating the farce of the climate change policy debate. 

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Why Plea Deals Are a Gross Miscarriage of Justice

Legal SystemThe Police State

05/15/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy explains why “offering a plea deal” is a horrible practice.
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