The Tom Woods Show

Jorg Guido Hulsmann, a senior fellow of the Mises Institute and a professor of economics at the University of Angers in France, discusses those aspects of inflation most people overlook, involving how it changes the very texture of life.

Show notes for Ep. 1180

Direct download: woods_2018_06_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

Stefan and I go well beyond the college-is-a-waste-of-time stuff here. College can be fine, and the right thing for some people. But we go through: the ideological environment, quotas, how much people really learn, how to succeed without it, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1179

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

John Tamny of RealClearMarkets joins me to discuss how progress really works and the extraordinary advances we've lived through that people scarcely notice or appreciate. And robots are going to make us better off, by the way....

Show notes for Ep. 1178

Direct download: woods_2018_06_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

Should insider trading be a crime? With Donald Trump suggesting that he might pardon Martha Stewart, it's an opportune moment to examine this important question.

Show notes for Ep. 1177

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

There are plenty of arguments against Marxism, and we make several in this episode. But there's one, by Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk, that crushes Marx. That's because it stipulates, for the sake of argument, that Marx is correct about the labor theory of value and so much else in his system. And it shows that even then, his system comes up against a contradiction that cannot be resolved. I welcome G.P. Manish, associate professor of economics at the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, back to the show.

Show notes for Ep. 1176

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Traditional social media outlets have been under scrutiny for their data collection, ideological bias, and skewed algorithms. Bill Ottman, co-creator and CEO of, reviews the problems and proposes rather an exciting solution.

Show notes for Ep. 1175

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Cameron English runs a project called Deniers for Hire, which shines a light on progressive bloggers and journalists who defame scientists they disagree with (why, these scientists must be shills for industry!).

Show notes for Ep. 1174

Direct download: woods_2018_06_08.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

Lots of people are celebrating the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision because a Christian baker who had been punished for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding was vindicated. Unfortunately, the case is a mess, and resolves far less than you may think. I go through it with you in this episode.

Show notes for Ep. 1173

Direct download: woods_2018_06_07.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

What if the problem with the state's police isn't bad apples but the fact that they're the state's police? Is it possible to imagine policing without the state?

Show notes for Ep. 1172

Direct download: woods_2018_06_05.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

No wonder my listeners demanded this episode. Saifedean Ammous takes an economic perspective informed by the Austrian School and applies it to Bitcoin and why it matters. He discusses the various roles Bitcoin can play, and parries common objections. (We also take an animated detour into the BCH/BTC discussion, for those of you interested.)

Show notes for Ep. 1171

Direct download: woods_2018_06_04.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT