Robert P. Murphy

bob.murphy.ancap@gmail.com

Robert P. Murphy has a PhD in economics from NYU. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism and The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Great Depression and the New Deal. He is also the Senior Economist with the Institute for Energy Research and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. You can find him at http://consultingbyrpm.com/

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The Case Against Rent Control

Bad housing policy harms lower-income people most

NOVEMBER 12, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

If the goal is to provide affordable housing to lower-income tenants, rent control is a horrible policy.

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Breaking Bad: Can Regulation Be Fixed?

The problem of “regulatory capture” goes all the way down

OCTOBER 29, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Why would the feds enforce new rules when they ignore the existing ones?

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“Outsourcing” Makes Us Richer

OCTOBER 14, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

The Million Jobs Project wants you to believe that "outsourcing" makes us poorer. It's wrong.

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In Praise of Peace: Happy Birthday, Dr. Mises

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Ludwig von Mises saw that war was the enemy of prosperity and that the market was the ally of peace.

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Life Insurance: Seceding from the System?

This forgotten savings vehicle could be a substitute for the status quo

JULY 15, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

A boring old financial instrument offers a way to avoid overreliance on the banking system or Social Security.

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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