The Tom Woods Show

Did John C. Calhoun have anything of value to say, or is his entire career too stained by slavery for him to be worth listening to? I discuss Calhoun, Robert Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Grover Cleveland, and more in today's episode.

Direct download: woods_08_31_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

Suppose you're a libertarian and you're asked to prepare a 90-lesson course on government. What would you do? Where would you start? What topics would you cover? How would you present the material?

Direct download: woods_08_28_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Tom discusses the work of Hans-Hermann Hoppe (who doesn't really do audio interviews anymore, by the way)

Direct download: woods_08_27_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Economist Steven Kates says the Keynesian attack on Say's Law is the truly fundamental error in the Keynesian system.

Direct download: woods_08_26_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

There's been a lot of complaining about the Iran deal among neoconservatives. What is their plausible alternative? Stephen Walt of Harvard University joins us for a realistic look at the deal.

Direct download: woods_08_25_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

No doubt Donald Trump would be a bad president, as they all are -- though his observation that the Iraq war was a disaster, and that while Saddam kept terrorists under control, Iraq is now a haven for terrorism, is better than we hear from anyone else -- but surely there is more to say about the Trump phenomenon. Lew Rockwell joins Tom for a freewheeling discussion!

Direct download: woods_08_24_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

The President's supporters claim that his jobs record surpasses even Ronald Reagan's. Is that true? Wait until you hear the real story. And what about that study purporting to show that the economy does better under Democrats than Republicans? Does that mean the free market doesn't work (assuming that's what the Republicans want)? We knock this one down, too.

Direct download: woods_08_21_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Wind and solar power are at the heart of Bernie Sanders' energy policy, as is a tax on carbon emissions. We uncover the truth about all this in today's episode.

Direct download: woods_08_20_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

Tom DiLorenzo returns to the show to discuss the problems with Sanders' demand for more paid vacation time, sick leave, and family leave. DiLorenzo also challenges the conventional narrative about labor unions. You'll feel sorry for Bernie when it's all over. Nah, probably you won't.

Direct download: woods_08_19_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

Should libertarians ever take government funds? Another question that divides the libertarian world. Two show regulars are here for another exciting debate!

Direct download: woods_08_18_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

Frederic Bastiat, who wrote two centuries ago, got to the heart of so many of the economic fallacies that plague us today. He's a thrill to read. In this episode I give an overview of his ideas. This is taken from my lesson on Bastiat in my 165-video/audio course Western Civilization from 1493, for the Ron Paul Curriculum.

Direct download: woods_08_17_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Should libertarians support Rand Paul? This question continues to divide the libertarian world. Two important figures from that world hash it out in this exciting debate!

Direct download: woods_08_14_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

Larry Reed joins us once again to discuss common myths and misconceptions about the free society: Sinclair's The Jungle, state education, Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, and more!

Direct download: woods_08_13_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

Can entrepreneurship be taught or is it a inherent trait? Matthew McCaffrey joins Tom to discuss it in today's episode.

Direct download: woods_08_12_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

It's not enough that governments took away the people's gold and made them hold paper -- now they want the people to get rid of the paper! What's behind the global attack on cash? Charles Hugh Smith pulls back the curtain.

Direct download: woods_08_11_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

What is it, exactly, that makes Austrian economics so compelling, especially to someone who believes in freedom? This episode will help you explain it to your skeptical friends.

Direct download: woods_08_10_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Lew and Tom discuss the first Republican presidential debate!

Direct download: woods_08_07_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

Gene Epstein discovered a crushing flaw in the argument of Thomas Piketty, whose book Capital in the 21st Century has been used as an indictment of capitalism and inequality. He shares it in this episode!

Direct download: woods_08_06_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Bernie Sanders has generated tremendous enthusiasm for his presidential campaign. His ideas, though, are garden-variety leftism, based in envy, misplaced anger, and economic absurdities.

Direct download: woods_08_05_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

The Democratic Party of Connecticut has dropped the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from its annual dinner. Does this move make sense? Were these good guys or bad guys, and would they recognize the modern Democratic Party?

Direct download: woods_08_04_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

We seem to understand progressives far better than they understand us. In these remarks, the keynote address at the 2015 Young Americans for Liberty national convention, I review example after sorry example of this phenomenon, while incidentally making the case for libertarianism.

Direct download: woods_08_03_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT