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Robert P. Murphy

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Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsMises ReviewThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10The AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsArticles 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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George Selgin Misunderstands Rothbard's Position on Fractional-Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/10/2018

Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong. 

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The Idea That the Fed Is ‘Independent’ Is Absurd

08/31/2018Power & Market
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People Love to Move to States Paul Krugman Hates Most

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/31/2018

As it turns out, most American's don't share Professor Krugman's enthusiasm for Big Government.

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The Sizzle of Economic Freedom

Free Markets

08/30/2018Books
The price of infringements on economic freedom is substantial, though often not easily or immediately seen by citizens, voters, and taxpayers — or by their lawmakers. Understanding the trade-offs is especially important in a slowing economy, when jobs are scarcer and incomes are falling.
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