The Tom Woods Show

Here's where we libertarians are most often ridiculed -- why, the monetary system we favor is for cranks, they say, and what's more, it's already been tried! Uh huh. In this episode I make the case for money the state can't control.

Show notes for Ep. 1270

Direct download: woods_2018_10_26.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

Ten years after the financial crisis, the standard story still dominates: "deregulation" caused it. This is not even slightly true. It's urgent that we get this right, and not let the Fed's apologists (and the simply lazy) get away with this comic-book answer that encourages all the wrong kinds of policy responses.

Show notes for Ep. 1269

Direct download: woods_2018_10_25.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

Mark Skousen joins me to discuss highlights and lowlights of the history of economic thought, and what we can learn from both.

Show notes for Ep. 1268

Direct download: woods_2018_10_24.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

The Facebook purges continue, with recent victims including the Free Thought Project (3.1 million likes), Police the Police (1.9 million likes), and V is for Voluntary (165,000 likes). I speak to the folks behind these three pages today.

Show notes for Ep. 1267

Direct download: woods_2018_10_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

Jim Epstein of Reason TV just released a mini-documentary on the effects of the coming $15 minimum wage on one particular sector of the New York economy, and it's devastating.

Show notes for Ep. 1266

Direct download: woods_2018_10_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Last week I spoke to a small gathering in Orlando of members of the Libertarian Party of Florida. Alex Merced, vice chair of the national party, spoke before me and introduced me. He spoke about his journey to libertarianism. I in turn asked what it is about libertarianism that it typically requires a journey to reach. If I told you my answer in the notes, that would take all the fun out of it. But I'll say that I'm pretty sure you will enjoy my conclusion.

Show notes for Ep. 1265

Direct download: woods_2018_10_19.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

Note the difference in reaction between telling someone you're going to college (congratulations and warm wishes) and telling someone you're taking a different path (skeptical line of questioning). T.K. Coleman joins me to smack down the typical line of questioning.

Show notes for Ep. 1264

Direct download: woods_2018_10_18.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Matt Welch, editor-at-large of Reason magazine, joins me to discuss his background, how his views evolved, the state of the Libertarian Party, his experiences in eastern Europe, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1263

Direct download: woods_2018_10_17.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

The great Eric Peters returns with further updates from the world of automobiles. You don't have to be a car aficionado to benefit from Eric's knowledge, and as always we have an entertaining and informative conversation!

Show notes for Ep. 1262

Direct download: woods_2018_10_16.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Philosopher Jim Otteson and I discuss his book Actual Ethics (Cambridge University Press), which advances a vigorous moral defense of the classical liberal, or libertarian, political tradition. We also discuss the claims of Peter Singer, who claims it is morally obligatory on each of us to give substantial aid to peoples overseas.

Show notes for Ep. 1261

Direct download: woods_2018_10_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:56pm EST