Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy
Lessons for America From Hugo Chavez, Economist
By Robert Murphy
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has decided to devalue his country's currency and impose price controls. These actions will provide U.S. ...
February 09, 2010
Cash for Clunkers
By Robert Murphy
Just when you thought the wizards in Washington couldn’t distort the economy any more, along comes the “cash-for-clunkers” program. Spending ...
August 08, 2009
The Cost of Cap and Trade
By Robert Murphy
Recently Congress took a break from nationalizing corporations and discussed the Waxman-Markey “cap and trade” bill in which the federal ...
May 02, 2009
The AIG Bonus Brouhaha
March 28, 2009 |
Bank Bailout Blues
By Robert Murphy
Undeterred by the failure of the last injection of taxpayer dollars into a bloated banking system, our financial crusaders in ...
February 07, 2009
CARB's Faith in Green Jobs
By Robert Murphy
            On December 11, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the Scoping Plan for AB 32, aka “The Global ...
December 20, 2008
Could This Be The Great Depression II?
By Robert Murphy
It has become fashionable to compare our present economic crisis to the Great Depression, especially by partisan opponents of the ...
November 08, 2008
Conservatives Should Oppose Corporate Welfare
By Robert Murphy
Although they are just playing the hand that Alan Greenspan dealt them, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry ...
September 27, 2008
Pelosi On Energy Policy
By Robert Murphy
Last Monday, Nancy Pelosi appeared on Larry King to promote her new book (see transcript).  When the discussion turned to ...
August 16, 2008
Politicians Tell Big Oil How to Make Billions
By Robert Murphy
When it comes to vilifying big evil corporations, the accusations made about oil companies never disappoint.  The latest controversy centers ...
July 05, 2008
The Government's Scapegoats
By Robert Murphy
With food and energy prices soaring, housing prices collapsing, and the economy sinking into what could be a deep recession, ...
May 31, 2008
Enron, the CSR Poster Child
By Robert Murphy
For most Americans, Enron was the poster child of unfettered capitalism.  After its fraudulent activities led to the company’s collapse, ...
April 26, 2008
On Those Oil Profits
By Robert Murphy
When it comes to public hatred of big business, there’s no better target than oil companies. This hatred has ...
March 08, 2008
The Keynesian Corner
By Robert Murphy
Last Tuesday the Fed announced a surprise rate cut of 75 basis points, the biggest cut in 24 years.  Even ...
January 26, 2008
The Mortgage Mess
By Robert Murphy
Like obnoxious relatives, the mortgage mess won’t go away. Some two million adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) will reset over the ...
December 08, 2007
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