The Tom Woods Show (talk radio)

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

Bernie Sanders is saying we need to increase the minimum wage because it's so hard for people earning the present minimum wage to find adequate housing. Now there are all kinds of problems with that, but I'm particularly interested in Bernie's complete lack of interest in why housing in some places might be so expensive.

Show notes for Ep. 930

Direct download: woods_2017_06_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

Michael Malice now has a weekly program called "YOUR WELCOME" with Michael Malice -- if you correct his grammar I am going to commit an atrocity; you're smarter than that -- and he had me as his first guest. I happened to be in New York City at the time, so we were able to be in studio together. The result is a wide-ranging discussion of libertarianism, religion, history, the Federal Reserve, and lots more, plus listener calls.

Show notes for Ep. 929

Direct download: woods_2017_06_12.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Intstitute, on what libertarians (and even progressives and conservatives) ought to aim for, and why handing out U.S. Constitutions in Iraq might not be the most effective strategy.

Show notes for Ep. 928

Direct download: woods_2017_06_09.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

The Reagan Administration's David Stockman is convinced Trump will not survive 2018. His analysis is so compelling that I decided we had to discuss it. I won't give away the details; just listen!

Show notes for Ep. 927

Direct download: woods_2017_06_08.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

Not long ago I was Stefan Molyneux's guest to discuss my book How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, a discussion that brought us through the development of Western science, Scholastic philosophy, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Dark Ages, the origins of economics, and a heck of a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 926

Direct download: woods_2017_06_07.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:02am EDT

Brad Birzer joins us to discuss themes in his latest course for LibertyClassroom.com, on the golden age of science fiction -- which is full of ideas libertarians will find congenial.

Show notes for Ep. 925

Direct download: woods_2017_06_06.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Joe Salerno, editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and academic vice president of the Mises Institute, discusses Ludwig von Mises' thoughts on nationalism, immigration, and the state.

Show notes for Ep. 924

Direct download: woods_2017_06_05.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

Donald Trump has asked for a $54 billion increase in the military budget. That's an opportune moment to revisit how much the U.S. government already spends, what precisely it's spending the money on, and what it has to show for it all.

Show notes for Ep. 923

Direct download: woods_2017_06_02.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT