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Ep. 14 Murphy on Parables, Lizard People, and Good vs. Evil

Bob goes solo, giving the context for his children’s book, The Three Lads and the Lizard King. He covers a wide range of related issues, including Jim Carrey’s Illuminati “warning” (?), nonviolence, and the sovereignty of God.
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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Chief Economist at infineo, and Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute.


  1. […] This is the episode that will make people either love me or think, “OK yeah, he’s crazy.” […]

    • Tilsit on 02/23/2019 at 10:32 AM

      That’s funny, because I just felt compelled to come here to say “I love you” Bob.

      Dissecting Krugman is fun and all but this — helps me.

      Just had a coughing fit laughing “It’s not like Optimus Prime vs Megatron”.

  2. MH on 02/01/2019 at 7:43 AM

    Great episode Bob, makes me want to buy the book. This message expands on the theological angle you were ruminating on toward the end of the episode.

  3. Thomas W. Dorr on 02/01/2019 at 10:10 PM

    Actually, Bob, the longer the episode the more likely I am to listen. The nearly three hour Gene Epstein episode was fantastic.

  4. John Mann on 02/05/2019 at 11:59 AM

    Thanks for another excellent episode. I have a question and a comment.

    Question: Do you remember the name of the film you referred to that was made by a Palestinian?

    Comment: Regarding the theology of hell, Don Carson has this to say in his lectures on Revelation:

    “It is important to think of judgement and its horrific finality not primarily in terms of the suffering that it inflicts but in terms of the just retribution it represents. Many contemporary objections to hell have their basis in this: “We don’t like to hear people suffer – and the assumption is that suffering is innocent, or it is the suffering of the innocent, or it is not fair. But the assumption throughout in these passages (Revelation 19:1-6) is “God is to be praised even in this precisely because it will be seen to be just.” ”

    • Robert Murphy on 02/06/2019 at 1:05 PM

      Hi John,

      Thanks. Hmm sorry I don’t think I’ll be able to come up with it. I am pretty sure I saw it in the “indie film theater” in NYC sometime during 1999-2003 but that’s really all I can say.

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