The Tom Woods Show

I got to know the brilliant financial mind Larry Lepard during the 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaigns, when at great personal expense he took out full-page ads for Dr. Paul in USA Today and the New York Times.

Discussed today: the inevitable inflation and collapse of fiat that is coming, why not to invest in bonds, the relative merits of gold, silver, and Bitcoin. PlanB's "stock to flow ratio" and Bitcoin, Michael Saylor/Microstrategy's Bitcoin-holding "corporate treasury" strategy. When a Bitcoin ETF is coming. How Harry Browne's "permanent portfolio" approach might be adjusted in view of the looming problems with cash and bonds and the emergence of Bitcoin.

Guest host Stephan Kinsella fills in for me.

Show notes for Ep. 1942

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Guest host Stephan Kinsella talks to Shane Hazel about his growing awareness of liberty and Austrian economics while in the Marines in Iraq, his run for Senate on the Libertarian ticket in 2020 in Georgia and his role as "spoiler," his future plans to run for Governor of Georgia, and his proposals to fix the broken criminal justice system.

Show notes for Ep. 1941

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The outstanding Gret Glyer, creator of the DonorSee philanthropy app, has made it possible for donors to see the results of their donations -- you can help fund someone's eye surgery, and you'll receive a video of the person seeing for the first time.

Gret has some excellent news for us today and I know you'll all be excited to hear it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1940

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As a philosophy Ph.D. student at Yale University, Sarah Braasch found herself accused of a "hate crime" that a vicious and uninformed social media mob tried to destroy her over.

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Show notes for Ep. 1939

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Scott Horton, author of Fool's Errand, a study of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, joins us to discuss the end of the war, and what the U.S. can claim to have accomplished.

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Show notes for Ep. 1938

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Patrick Moore helped found Greenpeace but left the organization when he thought it had drifted into anti-science hysteria. In his new book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom, he reviews case after case of scare stories that turned out to have nothing behind them.

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Show notes for Ep. 1937

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The great libertarian comedian Andrew Heaton joins me for, well, a rather unusual but eminently worth-listening-to episode about the horrors of Los Angeles, with a little bit of libertarianism thrown in as well.

Show notes for Ep. 1936

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Former Maine state senator Eric Brakey, who's now with Young Americans for Liberty, makes the case for why libertarians should be optimistic rather than pessimistic.

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Show notes for Ep. 1935

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Back in March a series of raids were carried out on various properties throughout New Hampshire, with six people arrested on charges connected with cryptocurrency activity. The legal outcome could help to establish whether Bitcoin is a currency or an asset, a question that has implications for IRS taxing power vis-a-vis Bitcoin. Aria DiMezzo, one of the six under indictment, joins me to discuss.

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Show notes for Ep. 1934

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"Antifa is an idea, not an organization," we're told. Well, that "idea" sure seems to burn down a lot of buildings, doesn't it? Jack Posobiec joins me to discuss the violent movement that the media makes excuses for or ignores.

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Show notes for Ep. 1933

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The national debt grows larger and larger, and yet the average person doesn't perceive any negative consequences. Does it really matter? Gene Epstein joins us to review precisely why it does.

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Show notes for Ep. 1932

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Author Germinal G. Van, who emigrated to the United States from the Ivory Coast in 2010, joins me to discuss significant episodes in the recent economic history of black America.

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Show notes for Ep. 1931

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Documentary filmmaker Steve Oldfield joins me to discuss his new film on how the media and its celebrity accomplices joined forces to try to destroy an innocent kid.

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Show notes for Ep. 1930

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A member of my Supporting Listeners group suggested that I revisit the old Ron Paul days (the 2008 campaign in particular) for the sake of the young folks who weren't around for them and don't understand how significant they were. I've got some pretty detailed recollections here that I'm sure you'll enjoy. And since next month at the Young Americans for Liberty event I'll be on a panel commenting on the great For Liberty documentary about the 2008 campaign, the time seemed right to do this. Extraordinary things happened in those days. Enjoy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1929

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