The Tom Woods Show

Steve Patterson, an independent scholar, recently released a self-published book on logic. A couple of established academics (both libertarians, by the way) scoffed: why, if this book were any good, it would have been submitted to the peer-review process! Is this the right way to think?

Show notes for Ep. 830

Direct download: woods_2017_01_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

Oxfam released a report this week warning about global inequality, and proposing the usual wealth-destroying solutions. Here's why the report ought to be ignored.

Show notes for Ep. 829

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

There's talk these days about subjecting the Federal Reserve System to certain rules in order to make monetary policy less erratic and opqaue, and to remove much of the discretion that the Fed has enjoyed over the years. Should we get behind this kind of plan, or are there pitfalls?

Show notes for Ep. 828

Direct download: woods_2017_01_18.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

Libertarian comedian Andrew Heaton joins me to discuss topics ranging from licensing to taxation, as only a comedian can.

Show notes for Ep. 827

Direct download: woods_2017_01_17.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Murray Sabrin joins me to discuss the likely features of a Trump presidency, including the best outcomes libertarians might be able to hope for.

Show notes for Ep. 826

Direct download: woods_2017_01_16.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

It's not just that I've learned more about email marketing from Ben Settle than from anyone else, though I have. (I subscribe to his monthly Email Players newsletter.) I've learned a ton about all kinds of things that have helped me become successful online. He's funny, he's iconoclastic, and he's really smart, so whatever your profession, you'll be glad you listened to our conversation.

Show notes for Ep. 825

Direct download: woods_2017_01_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Obamacare is back in the news as the prospect of its repeal is discussed in the media. The Los Angeles Times ran seven charts that are supposed to show Obamacare has not been a failure, as Republicans contend, but a great success. Bob Murphy joins me to get to the bottom of it.

Show notes for Ep. 824

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Prolific libertarian scholar Walter Block recently reached an almost unheard-of milestone: 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. We look back on the debates he's had and the topics he's covered, and he offers advice about writing and publication based on his years of experience. Fun!

Show notes for Ep. 823

Direct download: woods_2017_01_12.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Thomas Sowell, a prolific scholar who has had a great influence on me, ended his syndicated column a couple of weeks ago. Gene Epstein of Barron's joins me for an overview of Sowell's work on race, economics, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 822

Direct download: woods_2017_01_11.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Shawn Ritenour, a professor of economics at Grove City College, has just filled a very important gap: until now, it's been hard to find a really good book for people to get started reading Ludwig von Mises, the great economist. I personally felt his introductory texts were too introductory, while his treatises were too intimidating. With The Mises Reader, this problem is solved. In this episode we discuss Mises on economic method, Keynes and Keynesianism, and much more.

Show notes for Ep. 821

Direct download: woods_2017_01_10.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:58pm EST