The Tom Woods Show (talk radio)

Today Jason Jewell explains the phenomenon of the neoconservatives and their close cousins, the Straussians. Call this a backgrounder episode.

Show notes for Ep. 940

Direct download: woods_2017_06_27.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

Bob Murphy joins me once again, fresh from our discussion of private law in episode 938, to cover whether it's possible to imagine even defense services being provided without the state.

Show notes for Ep. 939

Direct download: woods_2017_06_26.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Bob Murphy joins me to revisit this question: in addition to consumer good and capital goods we see it producing all the time, can the market also provide law itself? I play a relentless devil's advocate in this one.

Show notes for Ep. 938

Direct download: woods_2017_06_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

Roger Anderson, a telecommunications contractor and consultant with nearly 25 years of experience, decided that unsolicited telemarketing calls, which half the time are from scammers trying to get your financial information, needed to be dealt with. So he designed a series of clever bots that appear to be real people and keep the telemarketer tied up on the phone, and therefore temporarily unable to bother or victimize everyone else.
 
It's a brilliant and hilarious private-sector response.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_06_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

Eric Peters joins me to discuss the bubble in automobile sales, plus: dangerous pro-state bills pending that you may not know about.

Show notes for Ep. 936

Direct download: woods_2017_06_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Want some good news, and a practical course of action? Martin Eriksson, co-founder of the libertarian media network Corax, discusses the most successful Sweden- (and Malta-) based libertarian project to date, and his ambitions for expansion throughout Europe.

Show notes for Ep. 935

Direct download: woods_2017_06_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

A Rutgers professor suggests it's time we dropped our emphasis on jobs and work -- many jobs are highly undesirable, and with automation the number of jobs is going to fall substantially anyway. And what's so great about work? Think of the creativity that would emerge if we didn't have to do them.
 
Peter Klein and I go through his article and respond.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_06_19.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Now James Madison is under attack, because slavery. We're going to have to rename an awful lot of places if this catches fire. Madison biographer Kevin Gutzman joins me for some background into Madison and his achievements, and what we should think about the effort to erase him.

Show notes for Ep. 933

Direct download: woods_2017_06_16.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Without zoning, we're told, the layout of neighborhoods and cities would be hideous and irrational, and residents would be unhappy. Is this so? And would zoning exist in a free society?

Show notes for Ep. 932

Direct download: woods_2017_06_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

We're supposed to believe that taxes are "contributions," or that government rests on the "consent" of the people, even when virtually no one has ever granted consent in a non-trivial way.
 
Well, here's another phony government idea, and one a lot of us have probably never really taken the time to examine: political representation. What does it really mean to say so-and-so "represents" me in Congress? We're certainly not using that word in its ordinary usage, any more than a tax could be called a contribution.
 
Today's episode is drawn from my Government course for the Ron Paul Curriculum.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_06_14.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT