11 Nov 2018

God’s Instructions for Israel’s Kings

Religious 6 Comments

Wow, even though I’ve read this before, I somehow never retained these passages where God anticipates that Israel will have kings. (Note that this comes *before* the passage in Samuel where Israel demands a king and God warns them of all the bad consequences this will entail.)

Anyway here is Dt. 17: 14-20:

14“When you come to the land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,’ 15you may indeed set a king over you whom the LORD your God will choose. One from among your brothers you shall set as king over you. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. 16Only he must not acquire many horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, since the LORD has said to you, ‘You shall never return that way again.’ 17And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, lest his heart turn away, nor shall he acquire for himself excessive silver and gold.

18“And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. 19And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, 20that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.

09 Nov 2018

Soft Launch: The Bob Murphy Show

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I am still waiting for iTunes to officially accept the podcast, and I’m about to get on the road. So at this point, I’m throwing caution to the winds and letting you guys take a sneak peak.

Here’s the website for my new podcast. Kick the tires and tell me if you see anything, especially places where I forgot to change the text from the website template.

You *should* be able to subscribe to my direct feed, but like I said, I’m still not synced yet with iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. But, you can at least listen to the 3 episodes that are up.

Last thing: Please don’t publicize this, because I want to be on the main podcast sites before blasting this out to the teeming masses.

07 Nov 2018

Impressionist Does Robin Williams, Jack Nicholson, and even Ron Paul

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My dad sent me this compilation. Pretty good.

07 Nov 2018

Catching Up on Contra Krugman

Contra Krugman, Shameless Self-Promotion 1 Comment

I realized *I* hadn’t listened to some of these, so let’s make sure I didn’t miss anything:

==> In Ep. 161 we tackle a question from a listener, on how to unwind the Fed’s balance sheet.

==> In Ep. 162 we’re live from the Contra Cruise, handling tough questions for libertarians (roads, kids, military defense).

==> In Ep. 163 we have Scott Horton on to discuss Trump and Saudi Arabia.

05 Nov 2018

Three Links

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==> My appearance on the “Legendary Man Cave” podcast talking about Austrian economics.

==> On Lions of Liberty talking Krugman.

==> We have the LMR interviews now available to everybody, going back to Scott Horton’s May issue.

05 Nov 2018

Me on Voting

All Posts, Economics, Voting 26 Comments

This is a good one from right before the 2016 election.

04 Nov 2018

The Truth About God

Religious 2 Comments

(That’s my edgy title for the internet.)

I saw this on Twitter and thought it was nice:

03 Nov 2018

Bob, Tom, and Tatiana on Naomi Brockwell’s Crypto Quiz Show

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We had no idea what this was going to be. I think it turned out pretty funny.