The Tom Woods Show

Who's up and who's down after last night's GOP debate? Lew Rockwell joins me for another of our debate commentary episodes!

Show notes for Ep. 582

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

I'm without a guest in this episode, and taking apart yet another critique of libertarianism. Enjoy!

Show notes for Ep. 581

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

National Review, the flagship publication of the conservative movement, recently released an issue-length symposium simply titled, "Against Trump." They never did anything like that against Mitt Romney or John McCain, so what exactly is going on here? Jack Kerwick joins me to make sense of it.

Show notes for Ep. 580

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

Quite an amazing development: the Tenth Amendment Center and the American Civil Liberties Union have announced a joint effort at the state level to fight back against surveillance. Some 16 states have introduced legislation approved by both organizations. Michael Boldin gives us the scoop on this Tenther Tuesday!

Show notes for Ep. 579

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

The official conservative movement has its leftist opponents, but more interesting are its critics on the right, who are contemptuous of its think-tanks, its magazines, even its ideas. We discuss plenty of these people and groups in today's episode!

Show notes for Ep. 578

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Mark Skousen, the Austrian-friendly editor of the Forecasts & Strategies newsletter for over 35 years, dissents from the advice of what he calls the "doomsayers," and says those people miss a lot of bull markets. I thought my audience would benefit from another perspective. Enjoy!

Show notes for Ep. 577

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

Already 576 episodes and not one on feminism? That ends today with this provocative discussion with the infamous Milo Yiannopolous!

Show notes for Ep. 576

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

Historians consider 1916 to be the truly pivotal year of World War I. We look at all the major belligerents, along with developments in the United States. Submarines, blockades, Woodrow Wilson, civilian life, and much more are covered in this compelling episode with Hunt Tooley, my favorite historian of the war.

Show notes for Ep. 575

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

Neoconservative commentator Jonah Goldberg says we shouldn't use the term "neoconservative" anymore. Paul Gottfried and I are having none of it, and we spend this episode explaining the origins and ideas of the neocons, and how they came to eclipse everyone else on the right.

Show notes for Ep. 574

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

Is overpopulation a real problem? Our guest explains why not. He's also founder and president of the Mars Society, so you can bet that subject comes up as well....

Show notes for Ep. 573

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Yaro Starak, a successful entrepreneur and blogger who earns a five-figure monthly income through blogging and product creation, discusses how and how not to earn an income as a blogger. Consider this part of my "capitalism in practice, not just in theory" series.

Show notes for Ep. 572

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Rand Paul was demoted from the upper-tier Republican debate last night, and he decided to boycott the undercard debate and hold a national town hall from Twitter headquarters instead. Meanwhile, Lew and I were stuck watching the debate. But as always, we have great fun breaking it down for you!

Show notes for Ep. 571

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

The world's worst, most totalitarian regime just conducted another nuclear test. What's the appropriate response? I ask Michael Malice, author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il. Another chilling glimpse inside one of the remaining bastions of communism.

Show notes for Ep. 570

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Here's one of the big issues libertarians have to deal with: wouldn't you favor military intervention to prevent some horrifying atrocity? Laurie Calhoun joins me to take on this hard question.

Show notes for Ep. 569

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

The 1970s were a time of economic stagnation -- but why, and just how bad was it? The full truth in today's episode -- plus lots more stuff about the unfortunate '70s. Enjoy!

Show notes Ep. 568

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

The FAA has gone berserk regarding the amount of airspace it wants to regulate. A listener of the Tom Woods Show found that good, old-fashioned ridicule is the best approach when dealing with a ridiculous and unpopular law.

Show notes for Ep. 567

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

It's become fashionable in libertarian circles to ridicule the nonaggression principle. Stephan Kinsella and I speak in its defense. This one is long overdue.

Show notes for Ep. 566

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

The situation in Greece no longer makes many headlines, but it remains catastrophic. How did it happen, and what can we learn from it?

Show notes for Ep. 565

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

Joshua Bennett tells us how he took matters into his own hands and got the libertarian message out in Alaska to listeners of right-wing radio. Actionable ideas here!

Show notes for Ep. 564

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

Why are political campaigns based on dumbed-down slogans, instead of the rational deliberation our textbooks taught us was the basis of the system? Why is it that tiny minorities manage to get lucrative subsidies in a system supposedly based on the popular will? Why are voters uninformed -- and why do they have an incentive to be? Public Choice economics can help us understand these phenomena better, and that's our topic for today.

Show notes for Ep. 563

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

What's the truth about John F. Kennedy, the Federal Reserve, his public persona, the economy, and more? Here's a side of things you've never heard before, I guarantee.

Show notes for Ep. 562

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT