The Tom Woods Show

Today I'm joined by Brent DeRidder of the Liberty Coalition for Disaster Relief and Gret Glyer, creator of the DonorSee philanthropy app, to discuss how private individuals and groups can relieve the suffering associated with this terrible disaster.

Show notes for Ep. 988

Direct download: woods_2017_08_31.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

During natural disasters, there's a sudden and intense spike in demand for the existing stock of resources. This puts upward pressure on prices, and this upward pressure has salutary effects (which we'll discuss in this episode).
 
That's not how most people see it. "Price gouging," to the man on the street, involves the unconscionable exploitation of vulnerable people's difficult situations in order to make a quick buck.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_08_30.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

With various websites (not all "white nationalist") seeing various Internet services withdrawn from them, and given that our media and political classes are not exactly known for their ability to make fine distinctions, could ever more sites and groups, more or less innocuous, find themselves subjected to this kind of treatment? Lew Rockwell and I discuss this and a heck of a lot else, including the controversy about libertarians and fascism.

Show notes for Ep. 986

Direct download: woods_2017_08_29.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

In this episode I talk to Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com, in a conversation ranging from entrepreneurship to education, homeschooling, history, the Federal Reserve, nullification, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 985

Direct download: woods_2017_08_28.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

By popular demand, popular (and iconoclastic) strength trainer Mark Rippetoe joins me to discuss strength training and fitness (and what so many people get wrong), as well as his libertarian views -- and how it all meshes together.

Show notes for Ep. 984

Direct download: woods_2017_08_25.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

The "happiness" literature purports to speak about levels of happiness in various countries. Popular journalism then purports to explain why the happiest places are happy -- and it's always because of the state. Is there anything to this research?

Show notes for Ep. 983

Direct download: woods_2017_08_24.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Well, this was bound to happen. Brandon Navom of Software Engineers for Liberty was fired from his job for planning to take part in a free speech rally that had nothing to do with anything other than free speech. Hysterics tweeted at his employer that Navom was a Nazi and got him fired with no severance. He is an ordinary libertarian with no unusual views to speak of.

Show notes for Ep. 982

Direct download: woods_2017_08_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

The brilliant Scott Horton, a one-man libertarian foreign-policy think tank, joins me to discuss the Trump policy in Afghanistan, the real history of the war, and why the only sensible approach is to get out.

Show notes for Ep. 981

Direct download: woods_2017_08_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Peter van Buren returns to the show to discuss his novel Hooper's War, set during World War II. Beneath all the casualty figures and the news reports is something profound and lasting that damages us during war, and the author brings it out even in the context of the "Good War."

Show notes for Ep. 980

Direct download: woods_2017_08_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:04pm EST

The small country of Liechtenstein is run by Prince Hans-Adam II, who is a friend and correspondent of the libertarian economist and philosopher Hans-Hermann Hoppe. In today's episode we tell the untold story about this extraordinary place.

Show notes for Ep. 979

Direct download: woods_2017_08_18.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:56pm EST