The Tom Woods Show

Gret Glyer, creator of the extraordinary charitable app DonorSee, updates us on its progress -- as well as the bizarre opposition of the Peace Corps, which is refusing to allow any of its people to cooperate with DonorSee. End the charity monopoly!

Show notes for Ep. 837

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Firearms lawyer Dick Clark discusses current issues in gun law: national reciprocity for concealed carry, why black rifles are nothing to be afraid of, the Hearing Protection Act and the difficulty in obtaining silencers, trends at the state and federal level, and more.

Show notes for EP. 836

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

Entrepreneur and Mises Institute benefactor Bob Luddy grew frustrated trying to work within the system, and eventually established a series of private schools whose results have been outstanding. We get the details in today's episode.

Show notes for Ep. 835

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Plenty of folks have reported good results against a variety of ailments by availing themselves of medical cannabis options. Some American states have begun allowing the use of such options, though even some of those states limit the permission to patients who suffer from a small number of maladies. CannaSense, on the other hand, is making medical cannabis available to patients all over the U.S., and how they're doing it is pretty darn amazing.

Show notes for Ep. 834

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

I just had to discuss current events with someone, so I decided to talk to Jeff Deist, whose judgment I always value. We looked at the left, the right, and libertarianism at the present moment, as unknown four years begin to unfold.

Show notes for Ep. 833

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Paul Elam, the controversial founder of A Voice for Men, joins me to discuss family courts, no-fault divorce, feminism, and the state.

Show notes for Ep. 832

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Jay Richards responds to arguments we've all had to answer at one time or another as we discuss his book Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem.

Show notes for Ep. 831

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Don Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University, joins me to review some of the more common complaints against markets, as reflected in recent books by well-known authors.

Show notes for Ep. 820

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

I've spoken to numerous professors who have confronted the campus left, so I thought I'd talk to a current college student who writes about these subjects to find out what's really up and what if anything we can do about it.

Show notes for Ep. 819

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Michael Malice comes to libertarianism more from a Randian perspective, and Tom from a Rothbardian one. Michael recently read The Betrayal of the American Right, Rothbard's part-history, part-autobiography. The resulting conversation is really excellent -- possibly my favorite Malice appearance yet.

Show notes for Ep. 818

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:44pm EST

Human Resources departments have for practical purposes become wings of the federal regime. Instead of seeking out the best employees who also happen to fit the company's internal culture, HR departments have adopted a social work philosophy aimed at boosting particular kinds of candidates. Jeb Kinnison discusses how this came to be in his new book, Death by HR.

Show notes for Ep. 817

Direct download: woods_2017_01_04.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

We lost Ralph Raico, a great libertarian historian, in December 2016. I spent the first part of this episode discussing his work; see also the link to one of his books below. I also answer several interesting listener questions, then offer to do an escape room with people in two U.S. cities. How could you not listen to this one?

Show notes for Ep. 816

Direct download: woods_2017_01_03.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

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