Archive for private law

And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

I have been the Indiana Jones of economics lately (picture the map showing Indy as a moving red line). I know there are at least 3 of you who only know about my new podcast episodes and articles by checking here, so let me bring you up to speed: ==> On the Lara-Murphy Show, I […]

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Bob Murphy Show Ep. 36: Even An-Caps Sometimes Give the State Too Much Credit

What am I going to do with you people…

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When Robert Reich Watches My Lecture

This happens:

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“Libertarian Law and Military Defense”

You just thought I’d sit back and phone in episodes of Contra Krugman from now on? Nope, I’m still pushing forward the boundaries of an-cap theory, baby. For real, there is some new stuff in here that isn’t in my earlier work.

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Murphy Triple Play

I don’t have time to do the time-stamp stuff on these. But they are all awesome; download them for when you’re on a road trip or something. One hint: There’s a surprise at the beginning of the Contra Krugman episode. ==> Contra Krugman ep. 92: I am flying solo and bring Dan Mitchell on to […]

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Three of My Talks From Mises U

Hmm I realized I don’t always post these, since a lot of it is repeated from previous years. However, you should watch my opening jokes for the first one below, because some of them are new. Also, I think I did the second talk (featured below) a bit differently from how I normally do. Finally, […]

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Airbnb: Regulation Without the State

My latest at FEE. An excerpt: If potential renters had perfect information and deliberated over such decisions with the discipline of a samurai, there would be little need for external rules or regulation. Owners could offer rooms of varying attributes (including price), and each renter would pick the option that he or she liked best. […]

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Should Whole Foods Be Using Prison Labor?

I don’t definitively answer that question–I’m an economist after all. But I think you’ll have a better way of thinking about the issue after my latest FEE article. My favorite line: “In an ideal society, the term “prison labor” should not strike us as cruel and exploitative any more than the terms “office labor” or […]

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