The Tom Woods Show (talk radio)

Rothbardian anarcho-capitalists, who make up a substantial proportion of my audience, are often confused by non-libertarian anarchists, who don't seem like real anarchists to them. These anarchists, in turn, feel the same way about anarcho-capitalists. In this episode, Professor Gerard Casey reviews the thought of some of the key thinkers associated with anarchism.

Show notes for Ep. 1047

Direct download: woods_2017_11_27.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:57pm EST

In today's episode I share the remarks I delivered at the Mises Institute's 35th anniversary event in New York City in October 2017. No intra-libertarian drama here; just the hows and whys behind the importance and success of the Mises Institute, a place I truly cherish, and its significance for all of us.

Show notes for Ep. 1046

Direct download: woods_2017_11_24.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:05am EST

There's one thing in particular that the Austrian School of economics understands better than do other schools, and it helps to explain why the Austrians in turn better understand how the economy works (and what makes it not work). That thing is capital theory. Boring? Nope. Super important. Here's what other economists don't get.

Show notes for Ep. 1045

Direct download: woods_2017_11_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:15am EST

John Duncan (R-TN) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years, and is the last Republican in Congress to have voted against the war in Iraq. He joins me to review the claim that the military has been "eviscerated" in recent years.

Show notes for Ep. 1044

Direct download: woods_2017_11_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

A promotional video about this school sparked a heated debate among listeners in my private Facebook group. The video describes the school as having no classrooms, tests, or homework, in which the students direct and evaluate themselves, etc. Is this a natural model for libertarians, or is it just plain silly? I talk to a staff member and a student at the school in today's episode.

Show notes for Ep. 1043

Direct download: woods_2017_11_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Jo Ann Cavallo, who chairs the Department of Italian at Columbia University, found herself drawn to libertarianism and the Austrian School of economics because of -- who else? -- Ron Paul. She's now bringing these ideas into her scholarly work, with outstanding results.
 
Also, I can't resist asking her about Machiavelli, a figure I've never been sure I've gotten quite right.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_11_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

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