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Bob Murphy: Government Medicine is Killing Us

Robert Murphy on Mises Weekends

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10/30/2015Robert P. MurphyJeff Deist

Bob Murphy is our returning guest this weekend, as we wrap up a three-part series on the lousy, anti-market healthcare system in the US.

He’s co-authored a terrific new book called The Primal Prescription, which may well be the first thorough analysis of the modern American healthcare system by an Austrian economist.

Bob eviscerates the arguments for Obamacare, and debunks all of the many myths progressives use to claim a “right” to healthcare—and to justify interfering with the very market forces that could make medical treatments cheaper and better. His co-author, a libertarian ER doctor, provides some great practical advice about how you should navigate your own health issues, your own doctors, and the absurd insurance networks to protect your health and pocketbook.

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Contact Robert P. Murphy

Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He is the author of numerous books: Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of America's Most Famous Keynesian; Chaos Theory; Lessons for the Young Economist; Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action; The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism; Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta), among others. He is also host of The Bob Murphy Show.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.