The Tom Woods Show

Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, joins me to discuss the bad ideas and habits at the heart of American foreign policy.

Show notes for Ep. 1241

Direct download: woods_2018_09_18.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

In this episode I discuss earlier recessions and depressions in U.S. history, and what lessons we might draw from them. Hint: these are not the lessons that were drummed into our impressionable heads as students.

Show notes for Ep. 1240

Direct download: woods_2018_09_14.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Now this is a fun potpourri episode: we cover (in addition to the topic in the title) anarchism vs. minarchism, the Constitution (should libertarians care about it?), what the Libertarian Party should do, my original career plan (you'll never guess), liberty and security, and a lot more. Fun fun fun!
 
This episode is drawn from my appearance on The Gold Standard with Alan Mosley.
 
Direct download: woods_2018_09_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

Dan McCarthy, editor of the venerable conservative journal Modern Age, joins me to discuss two very different books with the same title: Suicide of the West, one by Jonah Goldberg and the other by an older conservative named James Burnham.

Show notes for Ep. 1238

Direct download: woods_2018_09_12.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

I'm in New York City, as it happens, on the 17th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. In today's episode I review the blowback theory and review the ledger of U.S. foreign policy since that time.

Show notes for Ep. 1237

Direct download: woods_2018_09_11.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

This one packs a punch: one statist superstition after another is pounded into dust.

Show notes for Ep. 1236

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

The founder and chairman of the Mises Institute joins me for some great questions from my Supporting Listeners: where he sees us having success, what he thinks of the New York Times op-ed by the anonymous "senior official," how he became Ron Paul's chief of staff, why he doesn't bother defending himself against left-libertarians, his views on the crisis in the Catholic Church, what he would have done differently if he were starting the Mises Institute today -- plus, the man who ordered him not to start the Mises Institute, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1235

Direct download: woods_2018_09_07.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Former CIA officer Phil Giraldi joins me to discuss the creepy op-ed in the New York Times yesterday by a "senior official" in the Trump Administration who claims to be part of a movement trying to undermine the president from within, particularly in his diplomatic overtures.

Show notes for Ep. 1234

Direct download: woods_2018_09_06.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Keynesian economists believe the market economy tends toward the chronic underemployment or unemployment of resources, and requires wise management. and whether the topic is austerity, business cycles, debt, or a wide variety of other things, they're just dead wrong. And there is no better slayer of Keynesian errors than my guest, Bob Murphy.

Show notes for Ep. 1233

Direct download: woods_2018_09_05.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

We hear on a regular basis that workers, whether because of free trade, or capitalism generally, or whatever other institution or trend, are getting the short end of the stick. An ever-smaller share of national income is making its way into workers' pockets. But is that really true? Gene Epstein joins me to get to the bottom of this question.

Show notes for Ep. 1232

Direct download: woods_2018_09_04.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:52pm EST