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Robert P. Murphy

Tags Legal SystemAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness Cycles

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

The Gold Standard Did Not Cause the Great Depression

U.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

11/09/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
What makes this book unique is Sumner's use of financial data and press accounts on the precise zigs-and-zags of the economy during the 1930s.

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Mainstream Economists Don’t Even Get Their Dimensions Right

Capital and Interest Theory

Blog11/03/2017
Economists often discuss capital and interest, assuming that “interest equals the marginal product of capital” when in fact that is simply wrong.

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Carbon Taxes and Economic Growth

The Environment

Blog09/26/2017
If a politician wants to reshuffle taxes in a way that doesn’t reduce the tax burden overall, why should the libertarian endorse such a move?

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3 Good Things about "Price Gouging"

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog09/06/2017
When sellers can price goods freely, we are all better able to plan and conserve for future use of essential goods.

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