Author Archives: Robert P. Murphy
About Robert P. Murphy
Robert P. Murphy is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, and has written for Mises.org, LewRockwell.com, and EconLib. He has taught at Hillsdale College and is currently a Senior Economist for the Institute for Energy Research. He lives in Nashville. Follow him on Twitter @BobMurphyEcon.
Jobless rates haven’t borne out the Nobel-winning economist’s fears, but he still knows he’s right.
A dentist can fire his sexy assistant, says Iowa’s Supreme Court—and the free market agrees.
Not if they understand the difference between law and legislation
The U.S. government is insolvent, and Paul Krugman’s remedy means inflation.
We shouldn’t be reassured that our prosperity’s backstop is a printing press.
Why catastrophic weather doesn’t put idle resources to work and make us richer.
Explaining the fallacy of ‘we owe it to ourselves.’
Economic growth depends on more than just increasing demand.
If limited money printing didn’t salvage the economy, doing it again without limits won’t either.
The cuts Paul Krugman thinks caused a double-dip recession don’t exist.
A balanced budget in 27 years isn’t conservative, let alone ‘anarchist-libertarian.’
The unintended consequences of dictating health-insurance administrative costs
Setting Paul Krugman straight about marginal productivity and “Going Galt.”
World War II didn’t improve the average American’s standard of living.
Handing over the printing press to politicians won’t solve anything.
Lawrence Summers is wrong: now is not the time for Uncle Sam to borrow
From gay marriage to education, state intervention pits citizen against citizen.
American military power does not lead to cheap, subsidized fuel — quite the opposite.
Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber, Melville House, 534 pages
A response to the essay “Why Not Keynes?” by James K. Galbraith.← Older posts
from The American Conservative