Robert P. Murphy is research assistant professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He is the author of Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Independent Institute 2015) and co-host with Tom Woods of the popular podcast Contra Krugman.
The ban on exporting crude oil shows a complete disregard for basic economics.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, just about everybody agreed that full-blown central planning was a bad way to produce food, cars, and television sets. However, people still seem to have a soft spot for planning when it comes to a “war economy.”
Well-intentioned laws can cause serious mischief and hurt the very groups supposedly being helped.
Millions of people have trouble earning a living. Isn’t it perverse to burden those who are doing the most to alleviate the problem?
Arthur Firstenberg’s real-life lawsuit against his neighbor’s “radiation” tests the limits of libertarian legal doctrine.
Yes, A Beautiful Mind butchered it.
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