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What you learned in fifth grade about government employees being wise public servants innocently pursuing the common good is a fairy tale, and once you see that, you never look at the world the same way again.

C-SPAN covered this speech I delivered in Montana that was attended by the governor, the two senators, and other dignitaries. I gave the same rip-roaring speech against government power I would have given under any other circumstances. Enjoy!

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Show notes for Ep. 1893

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If you were part of the Ron Paul Revolution in 2008 and/or 2012, you'll remember the great Jordan Page, who opened for so many Ron Paul events. We're going to walk down memory lane a bit and revisit those amazing times, but also discuss what Jordan is up to these days, including his new song against the commies.

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Show notes for Ep. 1892

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Tho Bishop of the Mises Institute discusses the treatment of dissident voices and what our correct strategy should be.

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Show notes for Ep. 1891

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Some of the most vile so-called libertarians imaginable ran the Libertarian Party of Nevada for years. During 2020 they didn't think it was worth bothering speaking about the lockdowns -- why, we can't contradict Dr. Fauci! Why, he's an expert, and only cranks contradict the experts! And so on in that vein. But last weekend actual libertarians swept every last one of the crazies from office. Charles Melchin, the new state chair, joins us to tell the story, as well as to discuss what's ahead for the Nevada LP.

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Show notes for Ep. 1890

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Southern historian Brion McClanahan joins me to discuss John C. Calhoun, the American historical figure everyone is supposed to hate, along with D.C. statehood and court packing.

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Show notes for Ep. 1889

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I spend some time on (and name representatives of) milquetoast libertarianism, and also cover "cancel culture," what libertarians ought to think of COVID/Fauci, and a lot more juicy stuff. Thanks to Reed Coverdale of the Naturalist Capitalist.

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Show notes for Ep. 1888

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Adam Schneider, eCommerce consultant to the Libertarian Party's Mises Caucus, reports on the ongoing severity of Canadian lockdowns, along with high-profile cases of resistance. Sponsor: If you're interested in investing in crypto but it all seems like Greek to you, you'll love John Bush's course Demystifying Crypto: How to Buy, HODL, & Multiply Your Cryptocurrency. You'll learn how to buy and securely hold your crypto -- and how to prosper with it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1887

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F.H. Buckley, a professor at George Mason University's law school, joins us to discuss curiosity -- a topic that may itself appear curious, and yet turns out to be at the heart of so much that's wrong with the world, and with ourselves.

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Show notes for Ep. 1886

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In recent episodes I have called on documentary filmmakers to embark on the ultimate anti-Fauci project: a documentary covering COVID and the absurd response. And although it should include the charts that tell the story, it should also tell real stories -- human-interest stories of people who were devastated by the lockdowns. Well, I'm happy to report that a group of talented filmmakers will be doing precisely that, and in today's episode one of them joins us to lay out his vision.

Show notes for Ep. 1885

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My friend and co-author Kevin Gutzman joins us to discuss the original function of the Supreme Court and what has happened since, including the Democrats' latest attempt at court packing.

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Show notes for Ep. 1884

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Instead of just complaining about YouTube's arbitrariness, Jeremy Kauffman created a better platform: Odysee.

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Show notes for Ep. 1883

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Sheriff David Hathaway of Santa Cruz County, Arizona, joins me to discuss what it has been like being sheriff since late last year.

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Show notes for Ep. 1882

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Track coach Brad Keyes of New Hampshire's Pembroke Academy was fired recently for refusing to force his athletes to use masks while racing outdoors, citing (among other arguments) the virtually unanimous opinion these days that outdoor mask wearing is unnecessary.

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Show notes for Ep. 1881

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I recently read an editorial in Modern Age by editor Dan McCarthy arguing that progressivism's strength is only apparent, and in fact its prospects are not nearly as great as we think. I'd love to believe this. I talk through it in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1880

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The Chicago School of Milton Friedman and the Austrian School of Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek differ in important ways, and although individuals from both schools have made important contributions to the free society, it's important that we recognize these differences and choose accordingly.

Show notes for Ep. 1879

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Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya covers a wide range of issues in this episode: asymptomatic transmission and how common (or otherwise) it is, how concerned people should be about the variants, what the prospects are for fall and winter, YouTube censorship, what his opinions are of the vaccines, the problems with "vaccine passports," and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1878

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John Bush joins us for an overview of the importance of Bitcoin and his recommendations for beginners.

Show notes for Ep. 1877

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Jeff Perry and Logan Davies of Voluntaryism in Action join us to discuss private solutions to poverty and distress.

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Show notes for Ep. 1876

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Michael Malice joins us to exchange strategies for introducing ideas (like ours) that will likely shock people who have never encountered them before. It's a great discussion as usual.

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Show notes for Ep. 1875

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The multitalented Eric July, who's a successful musician and libertarian content creator, joins us for a potpourri episode on SJWs in the comic book world (including a recent matter involving Jordan Peterson), music in COVID times, and how he built a lifestyle where work seems like leisure.

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Show notes for Ep. 1874

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We face a paradox: the most cowardly people in our society constantly trumpet their alleged bravery. The bravest people, meanwhile, are the ones held in the most contempt. Let's sort this out.

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Show notes for Ep. 1873

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With things getting crazier and more disturbing by the day, we need to think seriously about building our own institutions. In this episode I give Liberty Classroom, my educational subscription website, as an example. But the time may come for some of us where the institution we need to build is our own independent livelihood. And here again Liberty Classroom, as a subscription service, is a useful model to consider. The great Stu McLaren is the expert on all this, and he joins us both for a pep talk and to instruct us.

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Show notes for Ep. 1872

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Our old friend John Tamny of RealClearMarkets.com joins us to discuss the economic folly that accompanied the coronavirus panic.

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Show notes for Ep. 1871

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The great Saifedean Ammous joins us to discuss current trends in Bitcoin, whether it's in a "bubble," what its advantages are, what the future may hold, and why all of this should matter to libertarians.

Show notes for Ep. 1870

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In this episode, podcaster James Jenneman (of Blackbird with James Jenneman) draws out quite a bit from ol' Woods about my books and work, the virus craziness (not too much about that, though), my productivity, mindset advice, my secret business adviser, the problem of making politics into a religion, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1869

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Dave Smith, host of Part of the Problem, joins us to discuss vaccine passports and the response from the Libertarian Party and two of its state affiliates.

Show notes for Ep. 1868

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What is the process by which countries develop economically? It used to be assumed that government-to-government transfers were indispensable. That view has fallen somewhat out of favor, but there are still plenty of errors in the way some economists think about this question. Shawn Ritenour, professor of economics at Grove City College and author of a forthcoming book on development economics, joins us for the right answer.

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Show notes for Ep. 1867

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Anthony Fauci, although perhaps known to public health specialists and an advisor to numerous White Houses, was largely unknown to the American public until early 2020. Since then, his stature has been elevated to the point that many people equate his name with science itself, at least in terms of the virus. Steve Deace, co-author of a new book on Fauci, asks the questions and gives the answers we won't see in the New York Times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1866

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The heroic Nick Hudson of Pandata.org (Pandemics -- Data and Analytics) recently spoke at an investment conference held by South Africa's BizNews.com and laid out the point-by-point case against the insanity.

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Show notes for Ep. 1865

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Gene Epstein joins us to refute a Dean Baker article claiming that another reason to raise the minimum wage is that it has not kept pace with increases in productivity. Gene has the numbers, as usual.

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Show notes for Ep. 1864

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Patrick Reasonover joins me to discuss They Say It Can't Be Done, a documentary about four extraordinary innovations -- for example, a 3D printing technology with the potential to eliminate the organ waitlist -- that have run into a common roadblock: regulation.

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Show notes for Ep. 1863

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The brilliant and heroic Ivor Cummins, whose COVID work has been outstanding and thorough, returns to deliver more truth.

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Show notes for Ep. 1862

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Marc Morano returns to the show to discuss the craziness of the Green New Deal, which turns out to be even worse than you thought.

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Show notes for Ep. 1861

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Kathryn Huwig has been providing excellent COVID analytics pretty much from the beginning, and her work has laid bare the science-free hysteria of Ohio COVID policy. Her recent remarks before the Ohio state house, where she challenged the Ohio public health establishment to identify where on her graph of ICU occupancy the various mitigations were introduced, crushed them.

Show notes for Ep. 1860

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Gary Chartier, who has written on the subject of friendship from a philosophical and theological perspective, joins me to delve into what friendship means, and whether we can or should be friends with people whose opinions we strongly oppose.

Show notes for Ep. 1859

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We're familiar with the arguments regarding why Christians should view the state in a positive light. Are there countervailing arguments? (You know the answer!) Gary Chartier joins me to discuss.

Show notes for Ep. 1858

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Gary Chartier and I discuss why it's incorrect to claim that the market economy is opposed to Christian ethics.

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Show notes for Ep. 1857

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The term "left-libertarian" is sometimes used colloquially to refer to libertarians who favor cultural trends that are generally described as left wing, but it has a more precise and interesting meaning. Gary Chartier, my favorite left-libertarian, joins us to discuss it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1856

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Gary Chartier is a polymath who has made contributions to theology, philosophy, business ethics, and legal theory. He joins me this week to delve into some of these topics. This first episode deals with Gary's own ideological journey (which included an appearance on Wally George's Hot Seat, the outrageous right wing commentary program from the 1980's).

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Show notes for Ep. 1855

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The story of state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws goes almost completely untold in most textbooks. If a sliver of it is told, it is told only in caricature and in a completely uncomprehending way. I literally wrote the book on the subject, so in this episode I review the history and constitutionality of this important remedy.

Show notes for Ep. 1854

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John Osterhoudt of Reason TV joins me to discuss the important direct primary care movement among physicians, which has brought price transparency and much lower costs to American health care.

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Show notes for Ep. 1853

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Pedro Adao went from nothing to having an 8-figure business in under two years, during COVID, and he did it using the kind of technique that was available to no one even a generation ago. It's the kind of technique that as soon as you hear it, you know it works. Here's exactly how to take 2021 technology and use it to boost your existing business or make a big splash with a brand new one.

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Show notes for Ep. 1852

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Ian Miller's heroic charts tell the story of the failure of the fashionable motivation measures against COVID, so I'm glad to have a chance to talk to him in today's episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1851

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I think this one is self-explanatory, but let me add this: this episode begins with reference to three academic papers that make preposterous, blue-pilled claims about COVID, and which were funded by a major libertarian organization. Let's shine a light on this.

Show notes for Ep. 1850

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This week I spoke in southern California to a group of people who capable of reading charts, and who are determined to be normal and live lives worthy of human beings. I laid out the roots of the division between COVID rationalists and COVID panickers. Enjoy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1849

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Tom DiLorenzo, recently retired as a professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland, recently wrote an article called "America's Stalinist Universities" that looked at the uniformity of thought and the hostility toward dissident voices to be found on most American college campuses.

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Show notes for Ep. 1848

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Economist Bob Murphy joins me for a discussion of what really caused the Great Depression (it wasn't "capitalism") and bad explanations for what cured it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1847

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It's getting crazy out there, folks. Connor Boyack, creator of the Tuttle Twins children's book series, joins me to discuss how intense the ideological battle is getting, and how we can equip young people with the intellectual tools to resist sophistry and propaganda.

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Show notes for Ep. 1846

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Andrew Heaton joins us to discuss a popular recent proposal and the harms -- many of which are unknown to its proponents -- that it will surely cause.

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Show notes for Ep. 1845

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Patrick and Jessica Harold, owners of Woodchips BBQ in Michigan and longtime Tom Woods Show listeners, stood up to the lockdowners -- as all too few businesses have. They share their story in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1844

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New Hampshire state legislator Melissa Blasek discusses her transition from quiet private citizen to outspoken, pro-freedom representative.

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Show notes for Ep. 1843

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John Lee Dumas, host of the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast, discusses some of the common themes he's encountered after interviewing 3000 entrepreneurs.

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Show notes for Ep. 1842

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The Super Bowl was supposed to be a so-called superspreader event, or as Dr. Fauci put it, a series of mini-superspreaders in the form of Super Bowl parties in people's homes. in this episode I review what actually happened, and then draw some further conclusions about some of the sources of hysteria.

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Show notes for Ep. 1841

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Is Iran on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons, or is the case against Iran just propaganda? Scott Horton joins us to discuss.

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Show notes for Ep. 1840

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Scott Horton and I discuss themes in the "War All the Time" chapter of his new book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism.

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Show notes for Ep. 1839

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Most of us believe the United States should stay out of Syria, but know few of the details beyond that. Scott Horton joins us for a masterclass on the subject.

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Show notes for Ep. 1838

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Scott Horton joins us for a retrospective on the 2003 war in Iraq: the stated reasons, the real reasons, the conduct of the war, and the results.

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Show notes for Ep. 1837

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Scott Horton joins us for a discussion of the pre-9/11 roots of the War on Terror, including Jimmy Carter's policies in Afghanistan and Iran, the Iran-Iraq War, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1836

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Author Jeremy Hammond joins me to discuss the bizarre phenomenon we are observing today, where statements backed up by solid evidence get you in trouble, while mindlessly repeating obvious nonsense gets you celebrated.

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Show notes for Ep. 1835

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James Delingpole, the great English author, commentator, and podcaster, joins me to discuss the bizarre phenomena of the past year and the even more bizarre phenomenon of almost total public acquiescence.

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Show notes for Ep. 1834

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Caryn Ann Harlos, Secretary of the Libertarian Party, discusses the present and future of the Libertarian Party, and the peculiar lack of urgency in LP messaging about the 2020 lockdowns.

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Show notes for Ep. 1833

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Fresh off a debate with libertarian Dave Smith about whether the Libertarian Party or the Republican Party is the way to go for libertarians interested in politics, former Maine state senator Eric Brakey makes the case the GOP, despite its problems, could be salvageable, while I play occasional devil's advocate.

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Show notes for Ep. 1832

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That's what David Leonhardt claims in a recent New York Times article. Gene Epstein joins me to dismantle this comic-book story.

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Show notes for Ep. 1831

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Mark Skousen joins me to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Carl Menger's book Principles of Economics, the book that launched the Austrian School of economics. Plus, we discuss what Austrian economics can teach investors, and more.

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Carla Gericke of the Free State Project updates us on what's happening in New Hampshire and gives us ideas for how liberty-lovers can support each other and keep each other sane during these difficult, even insane, times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1829

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Sarah Anderson of FreedomWorks joins me to discuss the flurry of executive orders coming out of the Biden White House in its first days.

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Show notes for Ep. 1828

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The great Dominic Frisby -- one of my favorite guests -- talks American and French Revolutions, Bitcoin, the Magna Carta, and plenty more in our review of the history of taxation.

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Show notes for Ep. 1827

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Professor Andrei Znamenski joins me to discuss socialism in its various manifestations across time and around the world, and its resemblance to a religion.

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Show notes for Ep. 1826

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Economist Bob Murphy joins me to discuss what's been going on with hedge funds, Reddit, and GameStop stock.

Show notes for Ep. 1825

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The host of It's Too Late with Alan Mosley joins me to discuss the state of our movement and his approach to the "what should we do" question, as well as lockdowns, so-called "science," and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1824

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Today I discuss some of the ideas behind the radical ideological division that exists in the United States today, as well as what the sensible answer to it all is.

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Show notes for Ep. 1823

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Ronald Reagan's director of the Office of Management and Budget, David Stockman, joins me to discuss the COVID stimulus racket, what the real numbers are, and what the economy is really looking like.

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Show notes for Ep. 1822

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Michael Malice and I discuss our new animated series, The Politically Incorrect Guide, on the day of the first episode's release.

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Show notes for Ep. 1821

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Mark Jeftovic, author of Unassailable: Protect Yourself Against Deplatform Attacks, Cancel Culture, and Other Online Disasters, joins me to discuss the recent surge in deplatforming, the rise of alternative platforms, and what we'll need to do to protect ourselves.

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Show notes for Ep. 1820

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Howard Lichtman and Matt White of ThickRedLine.org join me to discuss what should be obvious: the connection between victimless crime laws and police abuse. They intend to do something about it, and I invite you to consider -- and support -- their strategy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1819

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The great Gene Epstein joins me to assess the Trump economy from a free-market perspective, and to reply to a confused podcaster (not the old man here, of course).

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Show notes for Ep. 1818

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Marc Victor, an important and successful libertarian lawyer, joins me to discuss how to get a divided world from wringing each other's necks.

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Show notes for Ep. 1817

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Dan McCarthy joins me to discuss the final days of Donald Trump, including the January 6 episode, and assess what it means for the future.

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Show notes for Ep. 1816

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Between the lockdowns and terrible economic policy, California -- which was once pitched as a poster child for big government -- has become unlivable for more and more people. Besides the lockdowns, I review the grim reality of the Golden State.

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Show notes for Ep. 1815

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We've heard talk of something called the "Great Reset," which the COVID crisis is said to have created a perfect opportunity to implement. Some have dismissed the very idea as (what else?) a "conspiracy theory." Michael Rectenwald joins me to sort it all out.

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Show notes for Ep. 1814

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Chris Ferrara, special counsel with the Thomas More Society, has been successful in challenging COVID restrictions on religious liberty grounds, and he joins me to discuss his work and other legal challenges to the various state restrictions.

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Show notes for Ep. 1813

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2020 was rough for a lot of businesses, for obvious reasons. And as the economy opens up in the coming months, certain behavioral patterns on the part of the public are unlikely to change. We discuss what these are, how best to adapt to them, and a good way to make your new business to make your new business Fauci-proof.

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Show notes for Ep. 1812

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Here's a great discussion with Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Institute, on why it matters even in dire and desperate moments to be steeped in our important books and ideas.

Show notes for Ep. 1811

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Yes, there are sinister people in the world, and yes, sometimes they work together toward nefarious goals. But thinking this alone accounts for the world we live in is unfortunately naive, as Antony Sammeroff explains.

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Show notes for Ep. 1810

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Antony Sammeroff reviews some of the fallacies of Marxism, and also tackles the insistence of some Marxists that the Soviet Union and other communist regimes weren't "real communism."

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Show notes for Ep. 1809

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Antony Sammeroff Week continues with this discussion of the factors (educational influences only the most obvious among them) that push people toward statism and away from liberty.

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Show notes for Ep. 1808

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Antony Sammeroff, who among many other things does outstanding work as a therapist, discusses the psychological factors that may account for why some of us embrace the hard truths of libertarianism and others don't. We begin with a discussion of Harry Browne's work on finding freedom in an unfree world, and noting that in the case of many libertarians (and indeed human beings), the major problems they face tend to be internal rather than external (i.e., caused by institutions like the state).

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Show notes for Ep. 1807

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The great Antony Sammeroff of the Scottish Liberty Podcast joins me to discuss his evolution from left-liberalism to libertarianism, and a lot more -- including the worst mistake writers (including Woods in the old days) make, and how to fix it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1806

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Two distinguished scientists join me for a discussion of the optimal public-health response to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Martin Kulldorff is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research centers on developing new epidemiological and statistical methods for the early detection and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks and for post-market drug and vaccine safety surveillance.

Eric Topol is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research, founder and director of its Translational Research Institute, a practicing physician, and one of the top 10 cited medical researchers.

Show notes for Ep. 1805

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Rather than a detailed year in review (really, who needs that for 2020?), I look back on a few genuine highlights of the year, as well as my experiences in states at various stages of reopening, and what I've done to maintain a modicum of sanity during crazy times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1804

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Longtime food freedom activist Max Kane is developing a market-based approach to getting fresh local food conveniently into the hands of ordinary Americans. We discuss his FarmMatch.com network, as well as the role of regulation in privileging some agricultural interests at the expense of others.

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Show notes for Ep. 1803

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Mises Institute president Jeff Deist joins us for an end-of-year wrapup, surveying the wreckage of 2020, and then rising to the occasion when I ask him if there's reason to be hopeful.

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Show notes for Ep. 1802

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Jennifer Cabrera joins me to review some new mask research, and assess the interventions that everyone is supposed to pretend are working.

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Show notes for Ep. 1801

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Anastasia Boden of the Pacific Legal Foundation joins me to discuss the fight against unjust laws and regulations that privilege some businesses at the expense of others, or that simply punish business, period.

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Show notes for Ep. 1800

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey joins us to discuss his new book Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business.

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Show notes for Ep. 1799

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Ivor Cummins, who has devoted years to the study of the root causes of modern chronic disease, has been one of the best commentators and number crunchers on COVID-19.

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Show notes for Ep. 1798

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New York University's Mark Crispin Miller returns to the show to discuss the ordeal he's been enduring for wrongthink -- don't let students hear both sides of the mask controversy! -- and how he plans to fight back.

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Show notes for Ep. 1797

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Andrew Cooperrider, owner of the Brewed coffee shop in Lexington, Kentucky, refused to close his establishment in defiance of the governor's orders. He shares his story, and his message, in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1796

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California Legislator Kevin Kiley, along with colleague Rep. James Gallagher, successfully sued the governor of California on behalf of the powers of the legislature against an executive run completely amok.

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Show notes for Ep. 1795

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Tom Mullen and Bryan Siemon join me to discuss Tom's new song and music video "Invisible Hand," as well as the most effective ways to reach people with our ideas and whether we ought to be discouraged and cynical in 2020.

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Show notes for Ep. 1794

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT