Tag Archives: Bob Murphy

Article Roundup – 6/6/14

Winter Olympics Sports Socialism Goes Out of Fashion in the Free World – Hit & Run : Reason.com. Following the giant embarrassment in Sochi, they’re having a tough time convincing cities to spend tens of millions of dollars to host … Continue reading

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Article Roundup – 3/22/14

Belgium bans a wide range of sexist speech – The Volokh Consipracy. Here’s one for you, Belgium has just banned “sexist” speech.  One intrepid blogger points out that this is even more ridiculous than you think, because under Belgian law, … Continue reading

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Article Roundup – 11/29/13

White House urging allies not to drive traffic to HealthCare.gov | Fox News. This one really strikes a nerve for me.  One of my biggest “pet peeves” (more like majorly infuriating preoccupations) is how government agencies (and government-protected monopolies, such … Continue reading

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Institute for Energy Research | Earth Day and Capitalism.

Institute for Energy Research | Earth Day and Capitalism. Most of my friends are on the left.  Many of them are sympathetic towards the Ron Paul ideology, especially in regards to foreign non-intervention and opposing corporate bailouts and crony capitalism.  … Continue reading

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It’s About Education

How very timely!  Shortly after receiving some rather odd criticism from a bunch of statists (they were insisting that if I really believed in anarchy, I should be out in the streets actively fighting the government at this very moment), … Continue reading

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Portman, Palin, and the Newtown Parents

By now, this is an old story, so I’m not going to spend all that much time on this post.  The long and short of it is, Rob Portman, a GOP Senator, recently changed his mind and came out in … Continue reading

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Global Warming Saves Lives

It’s the cold, not global warming, that we should be worried about – Telegraph. This just in – cold temperatures kill far more people than warm temperatures do.  This isn’t news in the sense that it is new information, but … Continue reading

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Income Doesn’t Matter

A few weeks ago, you couldn’t swing a stick without hitting on a discussion about raising the minimum wage.  One of the more nuanced arguments coming from those in favor of raising it involved how productivity has risen, but the … Continue reading

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News Roundup – 2/15/2013

RonPaul.com – The LRC Blog I’m sure most of you have already read Lew Rockwell’s explanation of the whole RonPaul.com drama, but just in case you haven’t, here it is.  It all seems entirely plausible to me. Fracking and Federalism … Continue reading

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Confirmation By Murphy

What a lucky coincidence!  In my post about Super Bowl commercials, I made the point that advertising could not force people to purchase inferior products.  I was challenged on this, and I admit that I totally blanked on the specific … Continue reading

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