The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism

Robert P Murphy (Author) Perry Richards (Read by)
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Blackstone Audiobooks
Publish Date
April 15, 2007
6.47 X 1.16 X 6.56 inches | 0.55 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Robert P. Murphy is an economist who has worked in both academia and the private sector. After receiving his PhD from NYU in 2003, he taught economics at Hillsdale College. He has written articles for such scholarly journals as The Journal of the History of Economic Thought and The American Journal of Economics and Sociology and has written frequently for popular audiences on economics and politics. He works as an econometrician and lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and son.


An invaluable introduction to free market economics.

-- "Congressman Ron Paul"

"A disciple of economic guru Martin Friedman, Murphy has never met a millionaire he didn't like and is happy to tell you so, using Richards as his silver-tongued messenger."

-- "AudioFile"

Not only is Murphy's book irreverent, but it's fun to read and exposes a lot of common fallacies. I read it with great excitement. It's written with a flair and makes you rethink your view on minimum wages, deficit spending, taxes, unions, the environment, and globalization. Bravo!

-- "Mark Skousen, editor, Forecasts & Strategies"

Bob Murphy is one of those rare thinkers who possesses both sound economics and an ability to write. He displays these traits well in his guide to free market capitalism. Far from being an abstract, dismal science that serves only to torture undergrads, economics is deadly serious and vital to the future of this country. As he demonstrates in his book, [Murphy] knows the theory, but also how to apply it in the real world.

-- "Arthur B. Laffer, Laffer Associates"

Dr. Murphy has the gift of making clear and simple what appears to be confusing. While many economists attempt to complicate issues in order to 'prove by intimidation, ' Dr. Murphy makes the argument with such clarity that the average reader will wonder why [he or she] didn't figure this out in the first place.

-- "Gary Wolfram, George Munson Professor of Economics, Hillsdale College"

You've heard the anticapitalist lies a million times. Now Robert Murphy tells the truth: capitalism created civilization and sustains it. Without capitalism, the human population would mostly die off, with the survivors living in caves.

-- "Lew Rockwell, president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, vice president of the Center for Libertarian Studies, and publisher of"