Author Archives: Jon Murphy

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You Keep Using That Word…

Through my usual peruse of the news paper, I came across this article in the WSJ.  To sum up, new apps for smartphones are making it easier for customers to compare prices across stores.  Say you are shopping for an … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas/Year in Review

Merry Christmas. 2011 has been quite a year, hasn’t it?  3 near government shutdowns, dictators from Africa to Asia gone.  Debt talks, summer slowdowns, poor Japan, protests worldwide, and much more. Despite all this, the US economy kept chugging along. … Continue reading

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On Freedom

Yes, this is an economics blog, but I’d like to get a little philosophical.  Much of this post has laid the foundation of my economic and political beliefs. What is freedom?  Think about that.  What is that concept that we … Continue reading

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The Recession: An Analysis:

Dr. Russ Roberts of George Mason University did a short(ish) blog post on the first few weeks of the recession on his blog Cafe Hayek.  It’s a good read.  Check it out.

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What Evil Capitalists Really Think

This is just a really good blog post from the UK (HT Mark Perry via Don Boudreaux).  There’s not much more I can say on the matter.

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Thoughts on Thrift

I know it’s been a while since I blogged last.  I blame the Turks.   Anyway, I’d like to discuss the Paradox of Thrift.  John Keynes says that, in bad economic times, people will keep money in their pockets, thus … Continue reading

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