Abel Parker Upshur (1790–1844) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician from Virginia.
He was active in Virginia state politics and later served as secretary of the Navy and secretary of state during the Whig administration of President John Tyler.
He was the pseudonymous author of An Exposition of the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, a vigorous defense of state nullification.
Ludwig von Mises: "Government spending cannot create additional jobs. If the government provides the funds required by taxing the citizens or by borrowing from the public, it abolishes on the one hand as many jobs as it creates on the other." - Planned Chaos