Robert P. Murphy

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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“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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October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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