The Tom Woods Show

Bob Murphy joins me to revisit this question: in addition to consumer good and capital goods we see it producing all the time, can the market also provide law itself? I play a relentless devil's advocate in this one.

Show notes for Ep. 938

Direct download: woods_2017_06_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

Roger Anderson, a telecommunications contractor and consultant with nearly 25 years of experience, decided that unsolicited telemarketing calls, which half the time are from scammers trying to get your financial information, needed to be dealt with. So he designed a series of clever bots that appear to be real people and keep the telemarketer tied up on the phone, and therefore temporarily unable to bother or victimize everyone else.
 
It's a brilliant and hilarious private-sector response.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_06_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

Eric Peters joins me to discuss the bubble in automobile sales, plus: dangerous pro-state bills pending that you may not know about.

Show notes for Ep. 936

Direct download: woods_2017_06_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Want some good news, and a practical course of action? Martin Eriksson, co-founder of the libertarian media network Corax, discusses the most successful Sweden- (and Malta-) based libertarian project to date, and his ambitions for expansion throughout Europe.

Show notes for Ep. 935

Direct download: woods_2017_06_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

A Rutgers professor suggests it's time we dropped our emphasis on jobs and work -- many jobs are highly undesirable, and with automation the number of jobs is going to fall substantially anyway. And what's so great about work? Think of the creativity that would emerge if we didn't have to do them.
 
Peter Klein and I go through his article and respond.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_06_19.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Now James Madison is under attack, because slavery. We're going to have to rename an awful lot of places if this catches fire. Madison biographer Kevin Gutzman joins me for some background into Madison and his achievements, and what we should think about the effort to erase him.

Show notes for Ep. 933

Direct download: woods_2017_06_16.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Without zoning, we're told, the layout of neighborhoods and cities would be hideous and irrational, and residents would be unhappy. Is this so? And would zoning exist in a free society?

Show notes for Ep. 932

Direct download: woods_2017_06_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

We're supposed to believe that taxes are "contributions," or that government rests on the "consent" of the people, even when virtually no one has ever granted consent in a non-trivial way.
 
Well, here's another phony government idea, and one a lot of us have probably never really taken the time to examine: political representation. What does it really mean to say so-and-so "represents" me in Congress? We're certainly not using that word in its ordinary usage, any more than a tax could be called a contribution.
 
Today's episode is drawn from my Government course for the Ron Paul Curriculum.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_06_14.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Bernie Sanders is saying we need to increase the minimum wage because it's so hard for people earning the present minimum wage to find adequate housing. Now there are all kinds of problems with that, but I'm particularly interested in Bernie's complete lack of interest in why housing in some places might be so expensive.

Show notes for Ep. 930

Direct download: woods_2017_06_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

Michael Malice now has a weekly program called "YOUR WELCOME" with Michael Malice -- if you correct his grammar I am going to commit an atrocity; you're smarter than that -- and he had me as his first guest. I happened to be in New York City at the time, so we were able to be in studio together. The result is a wide-ranging discussion of libertarianism, religion, history, the Federal Reserve, and lots more, plus listener calls.

Show notes for Ep. 929

Direct download: woods_2017_06_12.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT