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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.

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

16. Joe Salerno on Economic Calculation, Fractional Reserve Banking, and Stories of Rothbard as White Knight

BiographiesMedia and Culture

02/13/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Salerno discusses his intellectual roots and scholarly work, as well as his funny adventures with Murray Rothbard.
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15. David Gornoski on Biblical Mercy, Scapegoats, and the State as Vehicle of Human Sacrifice

BiographiesMedia and Culture

02/07/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and David Gornoski discuss state violence and some healthy alternatives to a violence-based society.
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The Economic Argument for a Carbon Tax Is a Work of Fiction

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog02/01/2019

The "distinguished economists" advocating for a carbon tax are misleading the American public on several key points. 

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14. Murphy on Parables, Lizard People, and Good vs. Evil

BiographiesMedia and Culture

02/01/2019Audio/Video
Bob gives the context for his children’s book The Three Lads and the Lizard King , and covers a wide range of related issues.
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13. Dave Smith on Comedy, the Fed, Fatherhood, and Faith

BiographiesMedia and Culture

01/24/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Dave Smith discuss the theory and practice of comedy, Dave’s discovery of Austrian economics, Mises.org, and more.
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