The Tom Woods Show (Talk Radio)

Tom talks to business trainer and talk show host Josh Tolley about entrepreneurship, personal freedom, and how to get started.

Direct download: woods_05_13_2015_3.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

Finally, on episode 400, Tom -- joined by guest Michael Malice -- discusses Ayn Rand: her philosophy, the good and the bad about Rand and her ideas, Objectivism and libertarianism, and more.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

Tom discusses the Russian Revolution and its horrific aftermath, including the real-life consequences of instituting communist policy.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:33am EST

Richard Ebeling makes the case for free trade, and for skepticism about the Trans-Pacific Partnershp currently being negotiated.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Here's the speech I gave at Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic in 2008. He held this event down the street from the Republican Convention, which was in the process that week of nominating John McCain. One of the most thrilling moments of my life.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

Scott Horton joins Tom to look at the ongoing controversy over the Iran nuclear agreement. Plus, Tom and Scott discuss the strategy that makes the most sense for Rand Paul.

Direct download: woods_05_06_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

Today is the official launch of the Empire of Lies: The Ron Paul Documentary project. Ron Paul hasn't approved or collaborated with any such story of his life -- until now.

Direct download: woods_05_05_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

If there's an economic phenomenon that terrifies all of official opinion, and even some free-market economists, it's deflation. Our guest, the author of a brand new book on the subject, strongly disagrees. Listen in!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

How do we reach people with our message? Michael Malice and I have another of our fun, free-flowing discussions.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

For fifteen solid years we've had one form of stimulus or another, and the results do not impress. For the true believer, this means we need more stimulus. For the rest of us, it's time to try something else.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:02pm EST

Tom and famed investor Doug Casey are interviewed on the McQuistion PBS program about anarchism and the state.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:54am EST

How bad is American education? Worse than you think. Alex Newman walks us through the crazy math, the crazy reading strategies, the behavioral drugs, and the historical origins of it all.

Direct download: woods_04_28_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Carbon taxes are a free-market way of dealing with climate change and averting disaster, says a prominent policy analyst. Economist Bob Murphy doesn't let him get away with it.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Here's the evidence.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Few topics are more foundational to libertarianism than rights. What are rights? How can we derive them? And do they extend beyond human beings? We explore these and other questions in today's episode.

Direct download: woods_04_23_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

Terms like fascist and fascism get thrown around indiscriminately by people who know how toxic they are and who want to demonize their opponents. But almost nothing and no one accused of fascism these days has the slightest connection to genuine fascism, and the result is confusion. What was fascism really all about? Paul Gottfried joins us for a lesson in intellectual history.

Direct download: woods_04_22_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

We hear a lot of talk about "equality of opportunity." But is there or could there be such a thing? This apparently benign idea, if taken seriously, would yield innumerable horrors, argues George Reisman in today's episode.

Direct download: woods_04_21_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Hal Elrod's story will stun you -- in a terrible car accident at age 20, he was dead for six minutes, and when he did revive, he was told he'd never walk again. He went on to run a 52-mile ultra-marathon. And he developed the Miracle Morning, a morning action plan that has changed countless lives. Have a listen!

Direct download: woods_04_20_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:27am EST

The conventional wisdom on presidential war powers is dangerously mistaken. Today I talk to one of the country's foremost experts, to set the record straight.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:15am EST

Ron Paul used to talk quite a bit about "the remnant." Few knew what he meant. But when you find out, it's almost eerie. Have a listen!

Direct download: woods_04_16_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

As the Brazilian economy has cooled off and public discontent is mounting, recent economic policy in Brazil is coming under increasing scrutiny. In today's episode we get to the bottom of what's really going on -- plus the "less Marx, more Mises" protests!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:22am EST

PressTV is a 24-hour English-language news network in Iran. It is state-owned, but independent of the state in its management. PressTV's Susan Modaress has interviewed me twice; this was the first time.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:45am EST

What a delight to be joined by John Tamny on the launch day of his excellent new book! We hit lots of hot-button topics, and you'll enjoy John's compelling, informed, and entertaining answers.

Direct download: woods_04_13_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:41am EST

Discussions of spreading democracy in the Middle East always come back to Germany and Japan — if it can be done there, the argument goes, it can be done anywhere. Christopher Coyne discusses the flaws in this argument.

Direct download: woods_04_10_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:06am EST

It still amazes me that an anti-Fed book spent two and a half months as a national bestseller. And I spent that time explaining the Fed to all kinds of new audiences as a result. I hope you enjoy my story about it all!

Direct download: woods_04_09_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

We could all stand to be more productive, but we need specifics, not the platitudes we find in the typical productivity and self-improvement literature. That's where the great Ari Meisel comes in.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

Tom discusses a variety of issues: environmentalism and American Indians, the allegedly laissez-faire Herbert Hoover, and the true nature of Social Security.

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Book Mentioned

33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask

Related Article

"What Austrian Economics Can Teach Historians," by Tom Woods (Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 11. no. 3, 2008)

Resource

LearnAustrianEconomics.com

Resource Page

World War II and American Prosperity (smashes this myth)

Related Episodes

Ep. 137 Questions You're Not Supposed to Ask

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Direct download: woods_04_07_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne discusses libertarianism, his friend Warren Buffett, the revolutionary potential of the blockchain, and more.

About the Guest

Patrick Byrne is CEO of Overstock.com.

Guest’s Website

Overstock.com

Guest’s Special Offer

Join Overstock’s Club O discount club (free shipping on every order, plus discounts from 5% to 40%), which normally costs $19.95, for free by emailing Patrick directly at patrick -at- overstock dot com and saying you heard the offer on the Tom Woods Show!

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Guest’s Twitter

@OverstockCEO

Video Mentioned


Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_04_06_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:17am EST

About the Guest

Joseph T. Salerno is academic vice president of the Mises Institute and a professor of economics at Pace University.

Paper Discussed

A Modest Proposal for Reining in the Bernanke Fed

Guest’s Book

Money: Sound and Unsound

Festschrift

The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno (PDF)

Guest’s Twitter

@jtsale

Related Episodes

Ep. 361: Against Market Monetarism and NGDP Targeting (Joe Salerno)
Ep. 206: Austrian Potpourri (Joe Salerno)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_04_03_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Article Mentioned

Is Indiana Protecting Discrimination?” by Josh Blackman

Related Episodes

Ep. 82: Walter Williams on Nullification, Secession, and More
Ep. 80: Libertarians Are Scary! (Jacob Hornberger)

Book Mentioned

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, by Tom Woods

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Direct download: woods_04_02_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

About the Guest

Alex Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

Paper Discussed

Lessons from Gurgaon, India’s Private City” by Shruti Rajagopalan and Alexander Tabarrok, in Cities and Private Planning: Property Rights, Entrepreneurship and Transaction Costs, eds. David Emanuel Andersson and Stefano Moroni

Books by the Guest

Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal
Science
The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society (with
David Beito and Peter Gordon)
Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime

Guest’s Website

AlexTabarrok.com

Guest’s Twitter

@ATabarrok

Guest’s Blog

Marginal Revolution

Related Episode

Ep. 363 It’s Happening: Seasteading — Liberty Through Floating Cities (Joe Quirk)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_04_01_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

About the Guest

Stephan Kinsella is a registered patent attorney, lecturer, and author. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, Founding and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, and blogger at The Libertarian Standard.

Related Links

Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide,” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics, Estoppel, and Libertarian Rights: Transcript” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics, Estoppel, and Libertarian Rights: Adam Smith Forum, Moscow” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide (Audio)” by Stephan Kinsella
Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society: Lecture 1: Libertarian Basics: Rights and Law” by Stephan Kinsella
Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society: Lecture 2: Libertarian Basics: Rights and Law-Continued” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics and the Philosophy of Freedom,” by Frank van Dun

Books by the Guest

Against Intellectual Property
International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide
Protecting Foreign Investment Under International Law: Legal Aspects of Political Risk

Guest’s Websites

StephanKinsella.net
KinsellaLaw.com

Guest’s Twitter

@NSKinsella

Guest’s Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_31_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Book Discussed

James Madison and the Making of America

Other Books by the Guest

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution
Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840
Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama (with Tom Woods)

Guest’s Website

KevinGutzman.com

Guest’s Twitter

@KevinGutzman

Direct download: woods_03_30_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

War has all the features we associate with a government program: propaganda, lies, central planning, power grabs, cronyism, centralization, taxes, debt, erosion of liberty, and unintended consequences. Check out today’s episode for the full case.

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Page Mentioned

Readings and video to accompany this episode: tomwoods.com/readings

Resource Page

War and Conservatism

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_27_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

Whether his colleagues like it or not, Paul Krugman is the public face of the Keynesian establishment.  Replying to Krugman, therefore, involves more than criticizing just one person. Today Bob Murphy takes apart Krugman’s most recent New York Times column, in which he tries to defend Keynesianism against critics.

About the Guest

Robert P. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He is the author of numerous books (see below), including study guides to Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action (study guide here) and The Theory of Money and Credit (study guide here), and Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (study guide here).

Articles Discussed

Anti-Keynesian Delusions,” by Paul Krugman
My Reply to Krugman on Austrian Business-Cycle Theory,” by Bob Murphy

Related Link

Krugman and the Babysitters,” by David Gordon

Guest’s Blog

Free Advice

Books by the Guest

Lessons for the Young Economist (free textbook; click here for a free teacher’s manual)

Chaos Theory (available free)

Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta; available free)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (also available as an audiobook)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (also available as an audiobook)

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Guest’s Twitter

@BobMurphyEcon

Guest’s Facebook

Robert Murphy

Episode Mentioned

Ep. 361: Against Market Monetarism and NGDP Targeting (Joseph Salerno)

Related Episodes

Ep. 291: Japan: Failed Keynesian Experiment (Robert Murphy)
Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)
Ep. 24: Keynes and His Errors (G.P. Manish)

Special Offers

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If you enjoy the Tom Woods Show, my new book — Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion — is for you. Check it out! And get a free copy of the audiobook version, with me reading it, at TomWoodsAudio.com.

Direct download: woods_03_26_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

About the Guest

Mark Thornton, a senior fellow of the Mises Institute, is book review editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and teaches economics at Auburn University.

Paper Discussed

Transparency or Deception: What the Fed Was Saying in 2007,” by Mark Thornton; available for download soon

Books by the Guest

Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (with Robert Ekelund)
The Economics of Prohibition
The Quotable Mises

Guest’s Twitter

@DrMarkThornton

Related Episodes

Ep. 346: The Fed Caused the Meltdown
Ep. 158: The Fed and the 1% (Mark Thornton)
Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_25_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

About the Guest

Adam Vass Gal teaches economics at Belmont University, and has worked in financial services for 12 years.

Book Discussed

Generational Poverty: An Economic Look at the Culture of the Poor

Other Book by the Guest

A Corrected Economic Republic

Guest’s Twitter

@AdamVassGal

Special Offers

If you enjoy the Tom Woods Show, my new book — Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion — is for you. Check it out! And get a free copy of the audiobook version, with me reading it, at TomWoodsAudio.com.

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Direct download: woods_03_24_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

About the Guest

Stephen Halbrook is a lawyer known for his involvement in Second Amendment and gun control litigation, and is the author of numerous books on these subjects.

Books by the Guest

The Founders’ Second Amendment
Gun Control in the Third Reich

Guest’s Website

StephenHalbrook.com

Related Episodes

Ep. 168: More Guns, Less Crime (John Lott)
Ep. 85: The Real Second Amendment (Stephen Halbrook)
Ep. 7: Guns 101 (Larry Pratt)

Direct download: woods_03_23_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

About the Guest

Joe Quirk is a bestselling author and director of communications for the Seasteading Institute.

Links

The Seasteading Institute
8 Ways Seasteading Can Improve the World
Plan for the first floating city by 2020
Architectural design contest

Videos

 

 

 

 

Facebook

The Seasteading Institute

Twitter

@seasteading

Direct download: woods_03_20_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

About the Guest

Sean Gabb is director of the Libertarian Alliance, based in the U.K. He is the author of many books, including six historical novels under the name Richard Blake. He holds a Ph.D. in political and intellectual history from the University of Middlesex, and currently resides in Kent.

Guest’s Websites

SeanGabb.co.uk
The Libertarian Alliance

Guest’s Twitter

@GabbSean

Books by the Guest

The Break
Cultural Revolution, Culture War

Special Offers

I’ve just released a brand new, free eBook: 14 Hard Questions for Libertarians — AnsweredClick here to get your copy!

Learn the history and economics they didn’t teach you, from professors you can trust and in courses you can listen to on the go at my Liberty Classroom. Plus live Q&A sessions, recommended readings, and more. Join us, using coupon code SHOW (all caps) for a special discount.

Direct download: woods_03_19_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

About the Guest

Joseph T. Salerno is academic vice president of the Mises Institute and a professor of economics at Pace University.

Festschrift

The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno (PDF)

Guest’s Book

Money: Sound and Unsound

Guest’s Twitter

@jtsale

Articles Mentioned

Nominal GDP Targeting: New-Fangled Monetarism or Old-Fashioned Keynesianism?” by Shawn Ritenour
A Simple Model of the Theory of Money Prices,” by Joseph T. Salerno
Larry White on NGDP Targeting

Direct download: woods_03_18_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

About the Guest

James R. Otteson is executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and Teaching Professor of Political Economy, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC, a Research Professor in the Freedom Center and Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in California.

Professor Otteson was recently named the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics at Wake Forest University School of Business.

Guest’s Websites

JamesOtteson.com
BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, at Wake Forest University

Books by the Guest

The End of Socialism
What Adam Smith Knew: Moral Lessons on Capitalism from Its Greatest Champions and Fiercest Opponents

Guest’s Twitter

@jroii

Related Episodes

Ep. 337: The Fatal Errors of Socialism (James Otteson)
Ep. 325: Are Corporations Un-Libertarian? (Stephan Kinsella)
Ep. 119: The Environment and the Market (Walter Block)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_17_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Related Article

What Austrian Economics Can Teach Historians,” by Tom Woods (Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 11. no. 3, 2008)

Resource

LearnAustrianEconomics.com

Resource Page

World War II and American Prosperity (smashes this myth)

Special Offers

Learn the history and economics they didn’t teach you, from professors you can trust and in courses you can listen to on the go at my Liberty Classroom. Plus live Q&A sessions, recommended readings, and more. Join us, using coupon code SHOW (all caps) for a special discount.

Here are 26 reasons to adopt Ron Paul’s homeschool curriculum today (and 4 not to). I am producing courses for this curriculum. Sign up through this link and I’ll send you a FREE 10-lesson bonus course on the foundations of liberty, in time for the 2015-2016 academic year! Just drop me a line once you’ve signed up and I’ll get it to you.

Direct download: woods_03_16_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

About the Guest

Michael Strong is an author, a co-founder of Radical Social Entrepreneurs, and the founder of numerous Socratic, Montessori, and Paideia schools.

Article Discussed

My Libertarian Vacation Nightmare: How Ayn Rand, Ron Paul and Their Groupies Were All Debunked,” by Edwin Lyngar

Articles in Favor of Free Zones

The Blank Slate State,” by Brian Doherty
The Legal Autonomy of the Dubai International Financial Centre: A Scalable Strategy for Global Free-Market Reforms,” by Michael John Strong and Robert Himber

Guest’s Book

Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems

Guest’s Website

Radical Social Entrepreneurs

Guest’s Blog

The Purpose of Education

Guest’s Twitter

@flowidealism

Special Offers

If you enjoy the Tom Woods Show, my new book — Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion — is for you. Check it out! And get a free copy of the audiobook version, with me reading it, at TomWoodsAudio.com.

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Direct download: woods_03_13_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

Article Discussed

The Keynesian Multiplier Concept Ignores Crucial Opportunity Costs,” by William J. Boyes

Guest’s Website

Center for the Study of Economic Liberty

Related Episodes

Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)
Ep. 24: Keynes and His Errors (G.P. Manish)

Special Offers

Learn the history and economics they didn’t teach you, from professors you can trust and in courses you can listen to on the go at my Liberty Classroom. Plus live Q&A sessions, recommended readings, and more. Join us, using coupon code SHOW (all caps) for a special discount.

Here are 26 reasons to adopt Ron Paul’s homeschool curriculum today (and 4 not to). I am producing courses for this curriculum. Sign up through this linkand I’ll send you a FREE 10-lesson bonus course on the foundations of liberty, in time for the 2015-2016 academic year! Just drop me a line once you’ve signed up and I’ll get it to you.

Direct download: woods_03_12_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Woods Book Mentioned

The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy (10th Anniversary Edition)

Other Books Discussed

Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt

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Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy, ed. Philip Booth (this book contains my essay on the living wage; click here to download a free PDF of the whole book)

Related Episodes

Ep. 179: The Late Scholastics: Christians for Freedom (Alejandro Chafuen)
Ep. 54: Pope Francis on Capitalism

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Topics Discussed

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The New Deal
  • Anttitrust
  • Monopoly
  • The Marshall Plan

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Book Mentioned

Capitalism and the Historians, ed. F.A. Hayek

Related Episodes

Ep. 273: The Case Against Antitrust (Tom DiLorenzo)
Ep. 248: One Year of the Tom Woods Show! Tom Takes on More Myths
Ep. 237: Why Are We So Rich? (Deirdre McCloskey)
Ep. 232: The Robber Barons and Monopoly
Ep. 97: New Deal or Raw Deal? (Burton Folsom)

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Direct download: woods_03_06_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Are we making progress, holding steady, or retrogressing? Frank Karsten returns to make the case for libertarian optimism!

About the Guest

Frank Karsten is chairman of Mises Instituut Nederland and of the Stichting Meer Vrijheid (More Freedom Foundation), a Dutch libertarian organization which acts to reduce taxes and government intervention.

Book Mentioned

Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty But to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending and a Tyrannical Government, by Frank Karsten and Karel Beckman

Project Mentioned

Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum

Guest’s Website

BeyondDemocracy.net

Guest’s Twitter

@FrankKarsten

Books Recommended by the Guest

The Ultimate Resource 2, by Julian Simon
It’s Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 Years, by Stephen Moore
The Skeptical Environmentalist, by Bjørn Lomborg
In Defense of Global Capitalism, by Johan Norberg

Related Episode

Ep. 156: Against the Catastrophists (Robert Bryce)

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Guest’s Website

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

Guest’s Twitter

@DanielLMcAdams
@RonPaulInstitut

Guest’s Facebook

Ron Paul Institute

Articles Mentioned

Netanyahu and the Crumbling Israeli Lobby,” by Jon Basil Utley
Factchecking Netanyahu: An Annotated Guide to the Israeli P.M.’s Speech to Congress

Video Series Mentioned

Ron Paul Liberty Report (click here for a recent episode)

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Book Discussed

Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America, by James Ostrowski

Book Mentioned

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, by Tom Woods

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Guest’s Website

LibertyMovement.org

Guest’s Twitter

@JimOstrowski

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Direct download: woods_03_03_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

What’s wrong with “net neutrality”? Economist Peter Klein joins us to discuss the bad economics behind this fashionable idea.

Articles Mentioned

Government Did Invent the Internet, but the Market Made It Glorious,” by Peter G. Klein
The Myth of Natural Monopoly,” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo (PDF)

Episodes Mentioned

Ep. 91: No, Marx Was Wrong (Peter Klein)
Ep. 90: Was Marx Right? (Peter Klein)

Related Episodes

Ep. 333: Could There Have Been an Internet without the State? (Richard Bennett)
Ep. 174: Net Neutrality: A Libertarian View (Berin Szoka)

Guest’s Facebook

Professor Peter G. Klein

Guest’s Twitter

@PeterGKlein

Guest’s Professional Page

Peter G. Klein

Guest’s Blog

Organizations and Markets

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Direct download: woods_03_02_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Book Discussed

Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama, by Tom Woods and Kevin Gutzman

Other Books Mentioned

33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, by Tom Woods
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, by Tom Woods (also available as an audiobook)

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Related Episode

Ep. 89: The Supreme Court and the 3×5 Card (Kevin Gutzman)

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

Murray Rothbard was so productive that new books of his continued to appear even after his death. I had the privilege of writing the introduction to one of them, and I discuss it in today’s episode.

Book Discussed

The Betrayal of the American Right, by Murray N. Rothbard (edited with an introduction by Tom Woods)

Introduction

Click here to read my introduction to this book.

Articles Mentioned

A Strategy for the Right,” by Murray N. Rothbard (my own introduction to Rothbard’s work)
Rothbard’s Time on the Left,” by John Payne (PDF)

Related Episodes

Ep. 242: Murray Rothbard: His Life and Work (Lew Rockwell)
Ep. 41: How Murray Rothbard Changed My Mind on War

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Guest’s Websites

FairDUI.org
WRedlich.com

Guest’s Book

Fair DUI: Stay Safe and Sane in a World Gone MADD

Video Mentioned

 

 

Guest’s Facebook

Fair DUI

Guest’s Twitter

@TrafficCourt

Related Episode

Ep. 5: The DUI Racket (Warren Redlich)

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Direct download: woods_02_25_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:34am EST

Issues Discussed

  • Tesla: crony capitalism?
  • What’s the $9800 car we’re not allowed to buy?
  • Can I build my own car to avoid government regulation?
  • What about private highways?
  • How often does a modern car need an oil change?
  • What are some areas of car maintenance most people neglect?
  • What kind of damage does ethanol do?
  • Why do labor and supplies at the dealership cost more than at a third-party provider?

Guest’s Website

EPAutos.com

Guest’s Twitter

@LibertarianCarG

Articles Mentioned

The Fumes of the Founding
GM’s $9800 Car…The One We’re Not Allowed to Buy
Neglected Maintenance
Machine Gunning a Tesla

Related Episodes

Ep. 259: Cars, Government Regulation, and More (Eric Peters)
Ep. 241: Government and Your Car (Eric Peters)

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Direct download: woods_02_24_2015_2.mp3
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Book Discussed

Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse, by Tom Woods

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Ron Paul’s Foreword

Click here to read Ron Paul’s foreword to Meltdown.

Related Episodes

Ep. 271: The Truth About the Crash of ’08
Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)

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Direct download: woods_02_23_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Organizer of This Event

Mises Institute

Video of This Event

Economic Cycles Before the Fed

Resource Page

Economic Cycles Before the Fed

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Direct download: woods_02_20_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:46am EST

Here’s a basic overview of the economic and moral imperatives behind the free market. I think it’s pretty convincing, but then since I’m the speaker, I suppose I would. (No YouTube versions of the episodes from yesterday through Monday, since it would be redundant to create them.)

Organizer of This Event

Saint Charles County Liberty Project

Video of This Event

Why Economic Freedom? Here’s Why

Essay Mentioned

Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth,” by Ludwig von Mises

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Direct download: woods_02_19_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:22am EST

As a former neoconservative myself, I know how easy it is to get swept away by war propaganda. Here's my effort to convey this point, in a speech in Los Angeles, to some of the conservatives in the audience. Scroll down for show notes and mp3!

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Here’s a speech in which the audience was not completely on my side on foreign policy. I wondered if I should bring it up. I then rebuked myself for even asking the question, and went on ahead. Enjoy!

Organizer of This Event

Tenth Amendment Center

Video of This Event

Tom Woods Speaks at Nullify Now, Los Angeles

Books Mentioned

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, by Tom Woods
Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse, by Tom Woods

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Videos Mentioned

Interview with a Zombie

 

Interview with a Zombie blooper reel

 

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Direct download: woods_02_18_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

About the Guest

Dr. Lance Dodes is professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School.

Book Discussed

The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry

Other Books by the Guest

The Heart of Addiction: A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors
Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction (also available in audiobook)

Guest’s Website

LanceDodes.com

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Direct download: woods_02_17_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

Book Discussed

Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq, by Michael MacDonald

Related Episodes

Ep. 188: Iraq: The Chickens Come Home to Roost (Scott Horton)
Ep. 107: The Lies of Iraq, 11 Years Later (Scott Horton)

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Steve Patterson explains what Bitcoin is and why it matters, and replies to common objections.

About the Guest

Steve Patterson is a freelance writer and video producer.

Book Discussed

What’s the Big Deal About Bitcoin? by Steve Patterson

Guest’s Website

Steve-Patterson.com

Guest’s Twitter

@StevePatt_

Related Episodes

Ep. 253: Chicago vs. Austria, Bitcoin and More (Robert Murphy)
Ep. 101: Bad News for Bitcoin? (Erik Voorhees)
Ep. 57: Bitcoin: Objections and Replies (Erik Voorhees)
Ep. 15: The Future of Bitcoin (Erik Voorhees)

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Topics Discussed

  • What rights do individuals have?
  • How do we know they have these rights and no others?
  • Do animals have rights?
  • What’s wrong with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
  • Why isn’t there a “right to a pension” or a “right to a paid vacation”?
  • Is there such a thing as natural law?
  • If so, what can it teach us?
  • Isn’t utilitarianism just as good a grounding for libertarianism?

About the Guest

Frank van Dun is a Belgian law philosopher and natural law theorist. He is a senior lecturer in the philosophy of law at the University of Ghent.

Guest’s Website

Frank van Dun

Articles Discussed

Human Dignity: Reason or Desire: Natural Rights versus Human Rights
Natural Law: A Logical Analysis
Argumentation Ethics and the Philosophy of Freedom

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

About the Guest

Johan Norberg is the author of 15 books, and a senior fellow both at the Cato Institute and the European Centre for International Political Economy.

Sampling of Books by the Guest

Financial Fiasco
In Defense of Global Capitalism

Article by the Guest

How Laissez-Faire Made Sweden Rich

Guest’s Facebook

Johan Norberg Official

Guest’s Twitter

@JohanKNorberg

Related Episode

Ep. 17: Is Sweden a Good Model? (Per Bylund)

Direct download: woods_02_11_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Book Discussed

The End of Socialism, by James R. Otteson

About the Guest

James R. Otteson is executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and Teaching Professor of Political Economy, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC, a Research Professor in the Freedom Center and Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in California.

Guest’s Websites

JamesOtteson.com
BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, at Wake Forest University

Guest’s Twitter

@jroii

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Professor Gerard Casey takes us on a whirlwind tour of political thought, including both the bad guys and the good guys, from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

Topics Discussed

  • Jean Bodin, Thomas Hobbes, and the notion of sovereignty
  • Johannes Althusius: the crucial thinker no one has heard of
  • The Levellers and natural rights
  • John Locke, self-ownership, and private property
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the “general will”
  • and more

Course Discussed

The History of Political Thought, Part II

About the Guest

Gerard Casey is a professor of philosophy at University College, Dublin, and a faculty member at Tom’s Liberty Classroom.

Guest’s Recent Book

Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State

Book Mentioned

Anarchy, State, and Utopia, by Robert Nozick

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I wasn’t always a libertarian. I began as a moderate Republican. I eventually became vice president of the Harvard College Republicans. But something pulled me away from conventional opinion and toward the persuasive and compelling heterodoxy of Austro-libertarianism. Here’s my story. Hope you enjoy it!

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Video of This Event

An Evening with Tom Woods

Woods Books Mentioned

We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now, eds. Thomas E. Woods Jr. and Murray Polner
Rollback, by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Videos Mentioned

Tom Woods Speech at Nullify Now, Los Angeles
Thomas Thwaites: How I Built a Toaster — From Scratch

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Direct download: woods_02_06_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

So many of the alleged merits of democracy are simply asserted or assumed. But there are very serious problems with democracy, and the always interesting Frank Karsten joins me today to hash some of them out. This one is a must-listen.

About the Guest

Frank Karsten is chairman of Mises Instituut Nederland and of the Stichting Meer Vrijheid (More Freedom Foundation), a Dutch libertarian organization which acts to reduce taxes and government intervention.

Book Discussed

Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty But to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending and a Tyrannical Government, by Frank Karsten and Karel Beckman

Book Site

BeyondDemocracy.net

Guest’s Twitter

@FrankKarsten

Book Mentioned

Democracy: The God that Failed, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Episode Mentioned

Ep. 326: What I Told the Washington Post About Secession

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Guest’s Website

Bennett.com

Paper Mentioned

Designed for Change: End-to-End Arguments, Internet Innovation, and the Net Neutrality Debate” (PDF)

Direct download: woods_02_04_2015_2.mp3
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About the Guest

Toby Baxendale is an entrepreneur who built up, among other things, the UK’slargest fresh fish supplier to the Food Service sector, a business he recently sold. He established and funded the first Distinguished Hayek Visiting Teaching Fellowship Program at the London School of Economics in honor of the Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek. He is co-founder and chairman the Cobden Centre.

Guest’s Website

TobyBaxendale.com
CobdenCentre.org

Guest’s Twitter

@TobyBaxendale

Guest’s Facebook

The Cobden Centre

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Direct download: woods_02_03_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Thom Hartmann’s fans have been sending around a graphic claiming that the economy tanks when taxes are lowered on the rich. It’s so wrong it’s embarrassing. Bob Murphy and I dismantle the thing completely.

Article Discussed

Thom Hartmann’s Bogus Tax History,” by Bob Murphy

About the Guest

Robert P. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He is the author of numerous books (see below), including study guides to Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action (study guide here) and The Theory of Money and Credit (study guide here), and Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (study guide here).

Guest’s Blog

Free Advice

Books by the Guest

Lessons for the Young Economist (free textbook; click here for a free teacher’s manual)

Chaos Theory (available free)

Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta; available free)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (also available as an audiobook)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (also available as an audiobook)

Woods Book Mentioned

Rollback

Guest’s Twitter

@BobMurphyEcon

Guest’s Facebook

Robert Murphy

Related Episode

Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)
(See also this short video, taken from this heavily viewed longer video, in which I explain the Austrian theory of the business cycle and the role of the Fed in the boom and bust.)

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Direct download: woods_02_02_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

About the Guest

Cody Drummond is CEO and founder of The Peacekeeper App.

Peacekeeper App

For Android
For iPhone

Guest’s Website

Peacekeeper.org

Guest’s Facebook

Peacekeeper

Guest’s Twitter

@PeacekeeperApp

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Direct download: woods_01_30_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

About the Guest

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative magazine.

Article Discussed

How Obama Can Stop Netanyahu’s Iran War,” by Scott McConnell

Related Episodes

Ep. 138: The Manufactured Iran Scare (Gareth Porter)
Ep. 79: What Bush and Obama Accomplished (Scott Horton)
Ep. 73: Iran Sanctions? (Daniel McAdams)
Ep. 36: What’s Up with Iran? (Daniel McAdams)

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Direct download: woods_01_29_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

Peter Schiff returns to the Tom Woods Show to answer listener questions about investing and the economy. Questions were solicited on Tom’s Facebook page, so make sure to ‘Like’ that page for future opportunities to get your questions answered.

Issues Discussed

  • What does Peter recommend as an investment strategy, for both low- and high-income earners?
  • What’s going on in Greece?
  • How can you distinguish between a genuinely good investment, and a central-bank fueled one?
  • What caused the oil price collapse, and what does the future hold?
  • What are Peter’s currency forecasts for 2015?
  • Why is Paul Krugman so upset with Peter?

About the Guest

Peter Schiff is CEO and Chief Global Strategist at Euro Pacific Capital, a frequent commentator on radio and television, and the New York Timesbestselling author of several books (see below).

Guest’s Companies

Euro Pacific Capital
Euro Pacific Bank
Schiff Gold

Books by the Guest

Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse

The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market is Up, Down, or Sideways

How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes (with Andrew J. Schiff)

The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy — How to Save Yourself and Your Country

Guest’s Podcast

The Peter Schiff Show

Related Episode

Ep. 84: Peter Schiff on Investing

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Direct download: woods_01_28_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

About the Guest

Michael Boldin is executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center.

Guest’s Website

TenthAmendmentCenter.com

Guest’s Twitter

@TenthAmendment
@MichaelBoldin

Guest’s Facebook

Tenth Amendment Center

Related Book

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, by Tom Woods

Book Mentioned

We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now, eds. Tom Woods and Murray Polner

Lecture Mentioned

What Must Be Done,” by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Direct download: woods_01_27_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

I knew there was a Washington Post writer in the audience at the Mises Institute‘s event on secession this past weekend in Houston, and I knew exactly why he was there: to write an article about the “extreme” Ron Paul, as a way of causing problems for Rand. Now that you know that, you’ll better understand the tone and content of my remarks, which were in large part directed right at him. In the resulting article, he didn’t quote me at all. No wonder.

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Book Mentioned

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, by Tom Woods

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Related Book

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, by Tom Woods

Project Mentioned

The Ron Paul Curriculum
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Direct download: woods_01_26_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

Corporations aren’t people, say protestors. Corporations are creatures of the state, say some libertarians. What’s the truth? Should libertarians support the corporate form or not? That’s the topic of discussion on today’s episode, with guest Stephan Kinsella.

About the Guest

Stephan Kinsella is Founder and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom(C4SIF), a member of the Editorial Board of Reason Papers, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Molinari Review, a member of the Advisory Board of the Lexington Books series Capitalist Thought: Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and a member of the Advisory Council of theGovernment Waste and Over-regulation Council of the Our America Initiative (2014—). A registered patent attorney and former adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, Stephan has published numerous articles and books on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics. He received an LL.M. in international business law from King’s College London, a JD from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, and BSEE and MSEE degrees from LSU.

Guest’s Website

StephanKinsella.com

Guest’s Twitter

@nskinsella

Related Writing by the Guest

Corporate Personhood, Limited Liability, and Double Taxation
In Defense of the Corporation

Book by the Guest

Against Intellectual Property

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Direct download: woods_01_23_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

About the Guest

Michael Malice is an author and ghostwriter.

Guest’s Book

Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il

Guest’s Website

MichaelMalice.com

Guest’s Twitter

@MichaelMalice

Related Episode

Ep. 236: The Totalitarian Mind (Michael Malice)

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Direct download: woods_01_22_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

Work Discussed

No Treason, by Lysander Spooner

Video Mentioned

When Did I Sign This ‘Social Contract’? (Tom Woods)

Related Episode

Ep. 322: Lysander Spooner: Anti-Slavery, Pro-Secession

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Direct download: woods_01_21_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:21pm EST

Spooner Writings Discussed

The Unconstitutionality of Slavery
A Plan for the Abolition of Slavery

Spooner Website

LysanderSpooner.org

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Direct download: woods_01_20_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Book Discussed

A Renegade History of the United States, by Thaddeus Russell

Article Mentioned

Why I Got Fired from Teaching American History,” by Thaddeus Russell

Guest’s Website

ThaddeusRussell.com

Guest’s Twitter

@ThaddeusRussell

Episode Mentioned

Ep. 237: Why Are We So Rich? (Deirdre McCloskey)

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Direct download: woods_01_16_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

About the Guest

Bryan Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

Guest’s Website

BCaplan.com

Guest’s Twitter

@bryan_caplan

Books by the Guest

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think

The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (also available as an audiobook)

Article Mentioned

The Magic of Education,” by Bryan Caplan

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Direct download: woods_01_15_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Check out all the great things Ian Freeman and others are doing in New Hampshire — without a billion-dollar budget or D.C. respectability.

About the Guest

Ian Freeman is the creator of FreeKeene.com and the owner and host of Free Talk Live.

Guest’s Projects

Free Talk Live
Free Keene
Free State Project
Don’t Take the Plea Deal
NHJury.com

Related Episodes

Ep. 314: The Juror’s Unknown Rights (James Babb)
Ep. 72: Jury Nullification (Steve Silverman)
Ep. 44: The Free State Project (Carla Gericke)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_01_14_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

About the Guest

Phil Magness

Guest’s Website

PhilMagness.com

Guest’s Twitter

@PhilWMagness

Paper Discussed

Challenging the Empirical Contribution of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century” (PDF)

Book by the Guest

Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement

Book Discussed

Capital in the 21st Century, by Thomas Piketty

Related Episode

Ep. 159: Piketty’s Problems (Bob Murphy)

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Direct download: woods_01_13_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

About the Guest

Derrick J Freeman lives in New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. He produces several live podcasts and is the star of the movie Victimless Crime Spree. Watch it free online at VictimlessCrimeSpree.com

Guest’s Website

DerrickJ.me

Guest’s Twitter

@DerrickJMe

More Information

Free Ross Ulbricht

Daily Updates on the Ulbricht Trial

The Liberty Beat

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Direct download: woods_01_12_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

All right, so it’s a cliche, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be answered. Bob Murphy and I discuss a recent set of arguments in favor of state monopoly road provision.

Article Discussed

My Experience With Private Roads and Why Libertarians Have No Idea What They’re Talking About” (n.b.: some bad language)

Book Mentioned

The Privatization of Roads and Highways, by Walter Block

About the Guest

Robert P. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He is the author of numerous books (see below), including study guides to Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action (study guide here) and The Theory of Money and Credit (study guide here), and Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (study guide here).

Guest’s Blog

Free Advice

Books by the Guest

Lessons for the Young Economist (free textbook; click here for a free teacher’s manual)

Chaos Theory (available free)

Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta; available free)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (also available as an audiobook)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (also available as an audiobook)

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Guest’s Twitter

@BobMurphyEcon

Guest’s Facebook

Robert Murphy

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Direct download: woods_01_09_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Tom discusses the origins of state education.

Direct download: woods_01_08_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

James Babb joins me today to discuss an important and exciting jury education campaign, letting potential jurors know about the rights they have that they won’t learn about in the courtroom.

About the Guest

James Babb is a libertarian activist in Philadelphia. Among his projects isWeWontFly.com, a campaign against the TSA.

Guest’s Website

JamesBabb.com (redirects to Facebook)

Links Mentioned

New York City campaign
Jury Rights Project

Organization Mentioned

Fully Informed Jury Association

Related Episodes

Ep. 72: Jury Nullification (Steve Silverman)
Ep. 99: Judge Napolitano! (Judge Andrew Napolitano answers a question on jury nullification around 11:30 or so into the discussion)

Book

33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, by Tom Woods (question 28 covers jury nullification)

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Direct download: woods_01_07_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

This conversation with Marc Clair of Lions of Liberty is top notch. He asked all kinds of great questions and kept the conversation hopping. We covered everything from my intellectual evolution to war, nullification (on which he asked me a question that I had to admit I didn’t have a great answer for!), podcasting, and more. Have a listen!

Podcast Featured

Lions of Liberty (websiteiTunes linkStitcher linkPodbean)

Book Recommendation

Ron Paul, The Revolution: A Manifesto

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Books Mentioned

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, by Tom Woods
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, by Tom Woods

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Direct download: woods_01_06_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

What can children read that illustrates the principles of liberty? Not a whole lot, to be blunt. That’s why I’m so pleased with Connor Boyack’s beautiful new Tuttle Twins series, the most recent entry of which is a children’s version of Leonard Read’s famous essay “I, Pencil.” That’s what we talked about on the show today.

About the Guest

Connor Boyack is the author of several books and the president of theLibertas Institute, a public-policy think-tank based in Utah.

Book Discussed

The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil

Some Other Books by the Guest

The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law
Feardom: How Politicians Exploit Your Emotions and What You Can Do to Stop Them (featuring a foreword by me). Also available as an audiobook, read by the author.

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Guest’s Website

Connor’s Conundrums

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Direct download: woods_01_05_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

In this episode I offer some tips for becoming a better writer. Hope they help!

Author Mentioned

Thomas Sowell archive

Related Episode

Ep. 234: All About Publishing

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Direct download: woods_12_23_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Find out about the best, and typically overlooked, music of 2014 in this great discussion with Brad Birzer!

Guest’s Websites

Progarchy (Brad is editor-at-large)
The Imaginative Conservative

Episodes Mentioned

Ep. 110: The First Money Bomb (Steve Hogarth)
Ep. 74: The Episode of the Year (Brad Birzer)
Ep. 3: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson (you can hear the raw sound of the early episodes on this one)

Articles Mentioned

Hit by a White Car: The Best 8 Albums of 2014,” by Brad Birzer
Brad’s discussion of the new Pink Floyd album

 

Brad’s Top 8 Albums of 2014

Cosmograf, Capacitor
John Bassett, Unearth
Fire Garden, Sound of Majestic Colors
Tin Spirits, Scorch
Fractal Mirror, Garden of Ghosts
Andy Tillison Multiplex, Electronic Sinfonia No. 2
Salander, Stendec
Newspaperflyhunting, Iceberg Soul

Other Albums Mentioned

Big Big Train, English Electric Full Power
Yes, Going for the One
Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick
Ian Anderson, Thick as a Brick 2
Ian Anderson, Homo Erraticus

Direct download: woods_12_22_2014_3.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Projects Mentioned

Episode Mentioned

Ep. 110: The First Money Bomb (Steve Hogarth)

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Direct download: woods_12_19_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Host of This Presentation

The Free State Project

Book

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century

Resource Mentioned

NullificationFAQ.com

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_12_18_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

About the Guest

Mark Thornton is a senior fellow at the Mises Institute, and teaches economics at Auburn University.

Article Discussed

"The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago," by Mark Thornton

Books by the Guest

The Quotable Mises
The Economics of Prohibition
Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (with Robert Ekelund)

Guest's Twitter

@DrMarkThornton

Related Episode

Ep. 204: A Judge Against the Drug War? (Judge Jim Gray)

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Direct download: woods_12_17_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

About the Guest

Michael Malice is an author and ghostwriter, and appears regularly on The Independents on FOX Business.

Articles Discussed

Why Conservatives Should Oppose the Police,” by Michael Malice
Why I’ve Never Respected the Police,” by Michael Malice

Guest’s Website

MichaelMalice.com

Guest’s Twitter

@MichaelMalice

Related Episode

Ep. 145: Private Police? (Bruce Benson)

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Direct download: woods_12_16_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

Article Discussed

$2 Gas Is the Worst Thing to Happen to America,” by Mark Morford

About the Guest

Robert P. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He is the author of numerous books (see below), including study guides to Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action (study guide here) and The Theory of Money and Credit (study guide here), and Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (study guide here).

Links/Topics Mentioned

On Oil and Gas Production Under Obama (see chart at that link)
Will Fuel Economy Mandates Increase Car Company Profits? (in the second half of this article Bob reviews the issue of fuel-economy standards and auto fatalities)

Guest’s Blog

Free Advice

Books by the Guest

Lessons for the Young Economist (free textbook; click here for a free teacher’s manual)

Chaos Theory (available free)

Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta; available free)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (also available as an audiobook)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (also available as an audiobook)

Direct download: woods_12_15_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

Scott Horton joins Tom to discuss the recently released torture report.

Direct download: woods_12_12_2014_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

There’s more to education than formal schooling. It’s time to embrace better, more effective, and more humane models of education, says Brett Veinotte.

About the Guest

Brett Veinotte is the host and editor of the School Sucks Project and podcast. He has worked in private education in various capacities for a dozen years.

Guest’s Website

School Sucks Project and YouTube channel

Guest’s Twitter

@SchoolSucksShow

Mentioned in This Episode

The Free State Project

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Direct download: woods_12_11_2014_2.mp3
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When we consider the significance of the abolition of slavery, a ubiquitous and seemingly entrenched institution, it's surprising how little many of us know about how it actually happened. Jim Powell shares the story with us!

Issues Discussed

  • Why the abolition of slavery was so peaceful in Britain
  • The three essential precursors to the abolition of slavery in Britain
  • Why it would have been better, in Powell's words, to "let the [American] South go"
  • The abolition of slavery in Haiti and Brazil
  • Why peaceful strategies against slavery yielded better long-run outcomes
  • Jim's current project, a vast historical study of how the free society came about

About the Guest

Jim Powell is a senior fellow of the Cato Institute and the author of numerous books, including FDR's FollyWilson's War, and Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy.

Book Discussed

Greatest Emancipations: How the West Abolished Slavery.

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