The Tom Woods Show

In this episode I offer some tips for becoming a better writer. Hope they help!

Author Mentioned

Thomas Sowell archive

Related Episode

Ep. 234: All About Publishing

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Direct download: woods_12_23_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Find out about the best, and typically overlooked, music of 2014 in this great discussion with Brad Birzer!

Guest’s Websites

Progarchy (Brad is editor-at-large)
The Imaginative Conservative

Episodes Mentioned

Ep. 110: The First Money Bomb (Steve Hogarth)
Ep. 74: The Episode of the Year (Brad Birzer)
Ep. 3: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson (you can hear the raw sound of the early episodes on this one)

Articles Mentioned

Hit by a White Car: The Best 8 Albums of 2014,” by Brad Birzer
Brad’s discussion of the new Pink Floyd album

 

Brad’s Top 8 Albums of 2014

Cosmograf, Capacitor
John Bassett, Unearth
Fire Garden, Sound of Majestic Colors
Tin Spirits, Scorch
Fractal Mirror, Garden of Ghosts
Andy Tillison Multiplex, Electronic Sinfonia No. 2
Salander, Stendec
Newspaperflyhunting, Iceberg Soul

Other Albums Mentioned

Big Big Train, English Electric Full Power
Yes, Going for the One
Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick
Ian Anderson, Thick as a Brick 2
Ian Anderson, Homo Erraticus

Direct download: woods_12_22_2014_3.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Projects Mentioned

Episode Mentioned

Ep. 110: The First Money Bomb (Steve Hogarth)

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Direct download: woods_12_19_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Host of This Presentation

The Free State Project

Book

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century

Resource Mentioned

NullificationFAQ.com

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Direct download: woods_12_18_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

About the Guest

Mark Thornton is a senior fellow at the Mises Institute, and teaches economics at Auburn University.

Article Discussed

"The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago," by Mark Thornton

Books by the Guest

The Quotable Mises
The Economics of Prohibition
Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (with Robert Ekelund)

Guest's Twitter

@DrMarkThornton

Related Episode

Ep. 204: A Judge Against the Drug War? (Judge Jim Gray)

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Direct download: woods_12_17_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

About the Guest

Michael Malice is an author and ghostwriter, and appears regularly on The Independents on FOX Business.

Articles Discussed

Why Conservatives Should Oppose the Police,” by Michael Malice
Why I’ve Never Respected the Police,” by Michael Malice

Guest’s Website

MichaelMalice.com

Guest’s Twitter

@MichaelMalice

Related Episode

Ep. 145: Private Police? (Bruce Benson)

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Direct download: woods_12_16_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

Article Discussed

$2 Gas Is the Worst Thing to Happen to America,” by Mark Morford

About the Guest

Robert P. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He is the author of numerous books (see below), including study guides to Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action (study guide here) and The Theory of Money and Credit (study guide here), and Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (study guide here).

Links/Topics Mentioned

On Oil and Gas Production Under Obama (see chart at that link)
Will Fuel Economy Mandates Increase Car Company Profits? (in the second half of this article Bob reviews the issue of fuel-economy standards and auto fatalities)

Guest’s Blog

Free Advice

Books by the Guest

Lessons for the Young Economist (free textbook; click here for a free teacher’s manual)

Chaos Theory (available free)

Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta; available free)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (also available as an audiobook)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (also available as an audiobook)

Direct download: woods_12_15_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

Scott Horton joins Tom to discuss the recently released torture report.

Direct download: woods_12_12_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

There’s more to education than formal schooling. It’s time to embrace better, more effective, and more humane models of education, says Brett Veinotte.

About the Guest

Brett Veinotte is the host and editor of the School Sucks Project and podcast. He has worked in private education in various capacities for a dozen years.

Guest’s Website

School Sucks Project and YouTube channel

Guest’s Twitter

@SchoolSucksShow

Mentioned in This Episode

The Free State Project

Related Book

Ron Paul, The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System.

Related Episodes

Ep. 131: The Libertarian Homeschooler (Ana Martin)
Ep. 62: Separating School and State (Sheldon Richman)

My Education Projects

Ron Paul Curriculum (RPC)
My RPC Courses A La Carte
Liberty Classroom

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Direct download: woods_12_11_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

When we consider the significance of the abolition of slavery, a ubiquitous and seemingly entrenched institution, it's surprising how little many of us know about how it actually happened. Jim Powell shares the story with us!

Issues Discussed

  • Why the abolition of slavery was so peaceful in Britain
  • The three essential precursors to the abolition of slavery in Britain
  • Why it would have been better, in Powell's words, to "let the [American] South go"
  • The abolition of slavery in Haiti and Brazil
  • Why peaceful strategies against slavery yielded better long-run outcomes
  • Jim's current project, a vast historical study of how the free society came about

About the Guest

Jim Powell is a senior fellow of the Cato Institute and the author of numerous books, including FDR's FollyWilson's War, and Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy.

Book Discussed

Greatest Emancipations: How the West Abolished Slavery.

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Direct download: woods_12_10_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:52pm EST