The Tom Woods Show

Seamus Coughlin, creator of Freedom Toons, has mastered the art of using animation to convey libertarian ideas in a way that's genuinely funny, and not at all preachy. I catch up with him on what he's been up to lately, what the animation process is really like, and where he'd like to take his growing empire.

Show notes for Ep. 1041

Direct download: woods_2017_11_17.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:48pm EST

Michael Malice has written an important column for the Observer, on the fragmented politics of the West. In Europe, more and more political parties, favoring incompatible policies and ideologies, are struggling with each other. What does it all mean for liberty?

Show notes for Ep. 1040

Direct download: woods_2017_11_16.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Economist Peter Leeson has just released a challenging new book, via Stanford University Press, that tries to make sense of seemingly irrational practices from far-off times and places -- ranging from wife sales to trial by battle, as well as things far weirder -- through the lens of economics.

Show notes for Ep. 1039

Direct download: woods_2017_11_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

Walter Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University and the author of many books, discusses discrimination, economics, and race.

Show notes for Ep. 1038

Direct download: woods_2017_11_14.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Scott Horton, our great libertarian foreign-policy expert, joins me to review seven countries and discuss the (grim) outcome of intervention in each.

Show notes for Ep. 1037

Direct download: woods_2017_11_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Mark Skousen, who just released the 5th edition of his economics textbook, joins me to discuss quite a few topics, with special emphasis on why the Austrian School sees the economy more clearly than do other schools of thought. He takes on the "circular flow" model, the problems with GDP, and why the standard approach leaves out some of the most important activity in the economy.

Show notes for Ep. 1036

Direct download: woods_2017_11_10.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Mises was of course one of the great economists, and casual followers rightly credit him for his work on the problems with socialism, or the origins of business cycles, or other topics with obvious policy implications. Often overlooked, however, is how Mises solved a major problem within economics itself, having to do with monetary theory and marginal utility. Bob Murphy joins me to give us an even fuller appreciation of Mises' genius and importance.

Show notes for Ep. 1035

Direct download: woods_2017_11_09.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

Actor and stand-up comedian Owen Benjamin lost not just a gig but also his agent and his management when he suggested that elementary-school children whose parents want to support their "gender transition" probably shouldn't be given hormone blockers. He hasn't backed down, and now, blackballed virtually everywhere, is building up an independent career apart from these creeps.

Show notes for Ep. 1034

Direct download: woods_2017_11_08.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

General John F. Kelly, Chief of Staff to the President, made some comments about the Civil War recently that sent the enforcers of orthodoxy into apoplexy. Here is our calm response to the controversy.

Show notes for Ep. 1033

Direct download: woods_2017_11_07.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver joins me to discuss a wide range of topics related to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, including its recent spike, ideological disputes within the Bitcoin world, the IRS and Bitcoin, whether Bitcoin is in a bubble, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1032

Direct download: woods_2017_11_06.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:50pm EST