The Tom Woods Show

I critique an article trying to disprove the libertarian claim that taxation is theft. The social contract makes it all right, the author says....

Show notes for Ep. 865

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We're told we need government because only the public sector can give us "public goods," which are either impossible to produce privately or are produced in the wrong quantities. In this lesson from my Ron Paul Curriculum course on government I put this claim under a microscope.

Show notes for Ep. 864

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

Today I review Donald Trump's recent speech to Congress -- a speech the media loved, I'm sorry to report -- in terms of what it's going to mean for federal spending and the budget.

Show notes for Ep. 863

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Paul Gottfried, longtime veteran of the American Right and foe of the yawn-inducing "conservative movement," discusses the significance of what has become known as the "alt right."

Show notes for Ep. 862

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, an ideologically diverse group of people joined together to fight against the drift of the United States into imperialism, particularly in the repression of the independence movement in the Philippines. It's a great story, which most Americans know little about.

Show notes for Ep. 861

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

Today I talk to libertarian writer Antony Sammeroff of the Scottish Liberty Podcast, who recently gave a talk against the "basic income guarantee" idea to a crowd that liked the idea, and at the end was cheered. So we discuss capitalism, persuading opponents, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 860

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

How did federal agencies become unaccountable fiefdoms? The story goes back over 100 years, and I discuss it with the author of a brand new study of this most unfortunate development.

Show notes for Ep. 859

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:57am EDT

Basing myself on the Harry Browne book of the same name, I discuss how in my own life I've found freedom: from neoconservatism, from academia, and from povertarianism. Fun!

Show notes for Ep. 858

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

We hear a lot about the opposition of the "deep state" to Trump, and that there's an effort at work to undermine him from within. What is the deep state, and is there anything to this?

Show notes for Ep. 857

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

Kevin Gutzman returns to explain where historians have gone wrong on Jefferson, why Jefferson was no conservative, the ups and downs of his presidency, and more.

Show notes Ep. 856

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

I favor speaking up in all kinds of situations, but a college classroom isn't a good one, in my opinion. The other kids don't care what you have to say and resent you for speaking, and the professor can make your life miserable. Marcelo Guadiana, a senior at UMass Boston and treasurer of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter there, begs to differ.

Show notes for Ep. 855

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

The debates and policies that gave rise to American empire occurred at the very end of the nineteenth century, in conflicts that found Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain at odds. Author Stephen Kinzer joins me to discuss the transformation of America away from nonintervention and toward empire.

Show notes for Ep. 854

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

C-SPAN recently posted the results of a survey of presidential historians, where they were asked to rank the presidents. Good grief, folks. I discuss some of the results.

Show notes for Ep. 853

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Steve Clayton has guts. He held a top position at Labcorp, where you've likely gone if you needed blood work done. Hundreds and hundreds of people reported to him, and he earned a fortune. But one day he decided: I hate everything about this job, and I refuse to do it one moment longer. So he left.
 
Eventually, Steve went into eCommerce, and began building 7-figure online stores that he can run from wherever he is in the world. He's one of the world's foremost experts on eCommerce, and in particular how the little guy can create an online store as an additional income stream.
 
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Thomas Jefferson, says biographer Kevin Gutzman, is the most significant statesman in American history. We discuss Jefferson's views on federalism, education, the University of Virginia, slavery, colonization, American Indians, and freedom of conscience.

Show notes for Ep. 851

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Sheriff Richard Mack joins me to discuss the plague of federal bureaucracies charging people with inane offenses and ruining their lives.

Show notes for Ep. 850

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Dedra and Brad Birzer, who teach at Hillsdale College, join Tom to discuss the various guidelines issued to teachers of Advanced Placement history, in order to help students prepare for the Advanced Placement exam. It's the usual controversy: two options, neither of which reflects our outlook, are presented as the exhaustive set of possibilities for teaching and interpreting American history.

Show notes for Ep. 849

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Comedian, podcaster and television personality Dave Smith offers another perspective on my "leftists are hopeless" position.

Show notes for Ep. 848

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Of all the books Thomas Sowell wrote, A Conflict of Visions was his favorite. There he discusses the fundamental ideas, the competing visions of man and the world that constitute the roots of where our political debates come from. Michael Malice and I discuss these ideas.

Show notes for Ep. 847

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:29am EDT

Nathan Bond, co-founder and CEO of Rifle Paper Company, made the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015, and has had explosive success since the company's opening in late 2009. How'd he do it?

Show notes for Ep. 846

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

There are a bunch of unambiguously good things a secretary of education can do (including, of course, setting her agency up for abolition). We discuss a bunch of them today.

Show notes for Ep. 845

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss the present (and future?) state of the Libertarian Party with a member of the Party's Radical Caucus, Caryn Ann Harlos.

Show notes for Ep. 844

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

This one's a must-listen, both for the topic and also for the guest: the brilliant Angelo Codevilla. What are the true origins of political correctness? Codevilla traces them to sources you'll find chilling -- but when you hear his explanation, everything starts to make sense.

Show notes for Ep. 843

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

Is there anything to be gained by pointing out leftist hypocrisy -- that suddenly they favor limited government, or that they're outraged by Trump Action A, and said nothing in the face of Obama Action B? Shouldn't we just be conciliatory and let bygones be bygones? Bob Murphy and I discuss.

Show notes for Ep. 842

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Ringer discusses going from zero to having the best-selling book in the country, plus the hackneyed success advice from the "experts," tips for advertising and for life, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 841

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

In the wake of the violent protests at (and cancellation of) the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California at Berkeley, Daily Caller deputy editor Scott Greer joins me to assess what's gone wrong in the universities and what might be done.

Show notes for Ep. 840

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn suffered tremendously at the hands of the Soviet regime, and suffered exile twice after his release from the gulag. How many people in the rising generation know about him? A new book seeks to fix that.

Show notes for Ep. 839

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Eric Peters, the heroic libertarian car expert, joins me to discuss the usual potpourri of car items in the news, including what the new administration may do in the face of the previous administration's regulatory regime for cars (including the classification of CO2 as a pollutant).

Show notes for Ep. 838

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Gret Glyer, creator of the extraordinary charitable app DonorSee, updates us on its progress -- as well as the bizarre opposition of the Peace Corps, which is refusing to allow any of its people to cooperate with DonorSee. End the charity monopoly!

Show notes for Ep. 837

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Firearms lawyer Dick Clark discusses current issues in gun law: national reciprocity for concealed carry, why black rifles are nothing to be afraid of, the Hearing Protection Act and the difficulty in obtaining silencers, trends at the state and federal level, and more.

Show notes for EP. 836

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

Entrepreneur and Mises Institute benefactor Bob Luddy grew frustrated trying to work within the system, and eventually established a series of private schools whose results have been outstanding. We get the details in today's episode.

Show notes for Ep. 835

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

Plenty of folks have reported good results against a variety of ailments by availing themselves of medical cannabis options. Some American states have begun allowing the use of such options, though even some of those states limit the permission to patients who suffer from a small number of maladies. CannaSense, on the other hand, is making medical cannabis available to patients all over the U.S., and how they're doing it is pretty darn amazing.

Show notes for Ep. 834

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

I just had to discuss current events with someone, so I decided to talk to Jeff Deist, whose judgment I always value. We looked at the left, the right, and libertarianism at the present moment, as unknown four years begin to unfold.

Show notes for Ep. 833

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

Paul Elam, the controversial founder of A Voice for Men, joins me to discuss family courts, no-fault divorce, feminism, and the state.

Show notes for Ep. 832

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

Jay Richards responds to arguments we've all had to answer at one time or another as we discuss his book Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem.

Show notes for Ep. 831

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

Steve Patterson, an independent scholar, recently released a self-published book on logic. A couple of established academics (both libertarians, by the way) scoffed: why, if this book were any good, it would have been submitted to the peer-review process! Is this the right way to think?

Show notes for Ep. 830

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Oxfam released a report this week warning about global inequality, and proposing the usual wealth-destroying solutions. Here's why the report ought to be ignored.

Show notes for Ep. 829

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

There's talk these days about subjecting the Federal Reserve System to certain rules in order to make monetary policy less erratic and opqaue, and to remove much of the discretion that the Fed has enjoyed over the years. Should we get behind this kind of plan, or are there pitfalls?

Show notes for Ep. 828

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Libertarian comedian Andrew Heaton joins me to discuss topics ranging from licensing to taxation, as only a comedian can.

Show notes for Ep. 827

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Murray Sabrin joins me to discuss the likely features of a Trump presidency, including the best outcomes libertarians might be able to hope for.

Show notes for Ep. 826

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

It's not just that I've learned more about email marketing from Ben Settle than from anyone else, though I have. (I subscribe to his monthly Email Players newsletter.) I've learned a ton about all kinds of things that have helped me become successful online. He's funny, he's iconoclastic, and he's really smart, so whatever your profession, you'll be glad you listened to our conversation.

Show notes for Ep. 825

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Obamacare is back in the news as the prospect of its repeal is discussed in the media. The Los Angeles Times ran seven charts that are supposed to show Obamacare has not been a failure, as Republicans contend, but a great success. Bob Murphy joins me to get to the bottom of it.

Show notes for Ep. 824

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Prolific libertarian scholar Walter Block recently reached an almost unheard-of milestone: 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. We look back on the debates he's had and the topics he's covered, and he offers advice about writing and publication based on his years of experience. Fun!

Show notes for Ep. 823

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Thomas Sowell, a prolific scholar who has had a great influence on me, ended his syndicated column a couple of weeks ago. Gene Epstein of Barron's joins me for an overview of Sowell's work on race, economics, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 822

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

Shawn Ritenour, a professor of economics at Grove City College, has just filled a very important gap: until now, it's been hard to find a really good book for people to get started reading Ludwig von Mises, the great economist. I personally felt his introductory texts were too introductory, while his treatises were too intimidating. With The Mises Reader, this problem is solved. In this episode we discuss Mises on economic method, Keynes and Keynesianism, and much more.

Show notes for Ep. 821

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Don Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University, joins me to review some of the more common complaints against markets, as reflected in recent books by well-known authors.

Show notes for Ep. 820

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

I've spoken to numerous professors who have confronted the campus left, so I thought I'd talk to a current college student who writes about these subjects to find out what's really up and what if anything we can do about it.

Show notes for Ep. 819

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

Michael Malice comes to libertarianism more from a Randian perspective, and Tom from a Rothbardian one. Michael recently read The Betrayal of the American Right, Rothbard's part-history, part-autobiography. The resulting conversation is really excellent -- possibly my favorite Malice appearance yet.

Show notes for Ep. 818

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Human Resources departments have for practical purposes become wings of the federal regime. Instead of seeking out the best employees who also happen to fit the company's internal culture, HR departments have adopted a social work philosophy aimed at boosting particular kinds of candidates. Jeb Kinnison discusses how this came to be in his new book, Death by HR.

Show notes for Ep. 817

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

We lost Ralph Raico, a great libertarian historian, in December 2016. I spent the first part of this episode discussing his work; see also the link to one of his books below. I also answer several interesting listener questions, then offer to do an escape room with people in two U.S. cities. How could you not listen to this one?

Show notes for Ep. 816

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Does the American system bear any resemblances to Rome during its imperial period? Paul Krugman, who has cheered virtually every step toward empire (we're not talking foreign policy here; we mean empire as in a system dominated by a single man or a single centralized government), has the gall to be concerned all of a sudden. This is episode 66 of my sister podcast, Contra Krugman.

Show notes for Ep. 815

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Documentary filmmaker Cassie Jaye began her project on the men's rights movement as an unsympathetic, almost uncomprehending observer. After letting representatives of that movement tell their story, she had the honesty to admit there was merit in their position.

Show notes for Ep. 814

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

Shari Spivack, president of the Second Amendment Women Shooting Club, discusses gun rights from the point of view of someone who trains people in firearms usage rather than engages in political activism. Some people should probably stuff envelopes, I guess, but without people like Shari, what have we got?

Show notes for Ep. 813

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT

The subject of Augusto Pinochet divides Chileans even today: should he be honored for making Chile more prosperous and desirable than its neighbors, or should he be condemned for human rights abuses?

Show notes for Ep. 812

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

Libertarian titan Lew Rockwell joins me to discuss some names in the Trump cabinet, the alleged "Russian hacking," and the overall creepiness of the American ruling class.

Show notes for Ep. 811

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

Neal Harmon is CEO of VidAngel.com, which offers streaming movies filtered according to the viewer's preference. Should VidAngel be allowed to do this?

Show notes for Ep. 810

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Brian Aitken was sentenced to seven years in prison -- later commuted by Chris Christie -- on bogus weapons charges. We discuss his case and its larger implications.

Show notes for Ep. 809

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Michael Rectenwald, a professor of liberal studies at New York University who describes himself as a lifelong left-liberal, took to Twitter not long ago to express his disgust with political correctness, safe spaces, and SJW intimidation. You can imagine the response from those tolerant lovers of diversity. But he had the last laugh.

Show notes for Ep. 808

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Is libertarianism all about the Nonaggression Principle, or are there supplementary ideas a libertarian must also hold because they uphold the free society? I used to criticize left-libertarians who believed true libertarians had to be feminists, egalitarians, etc. But now I wonder: although someone is indeed a libertarian if he believes in the NAP, might there indeed be other important ingredients in the free society? Entrepreneur and blogger C. Jay Engel joins me to discuss.

Show notes for Ep. 807

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

Laura Blodgett, a homeschooling mom of 7, addresses the fears and misconceptions of homeschooling shared by friends and foes alike.

Show notes for Ep. 806

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

The State of Jefferson movement wants to create the 51st state out of northern California, citing total domination of state politics by southern California. We discuss the idea and its progress.

Show notes for Ep. 805

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

For a long time, nobody wanted to discuss the Depression of 1920-21, since it reversed itself without fiscal or monetary stimulus. But after a few other scholars and I started making hay with this example, Keynesian critics crawled out of the woodwork. My guest today responds, and vindicates our view.

Show notes for Ep. 804

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

Peter Schiff joins me today to take listener questions. We discuss his impressions of Trump, why he thinks the trade deficit matters, where people should put their money, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 803

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

The hosts of the Anarchitecture podcast join me to discuss the differences between libertarian and conventional statist solutions to everything from roads to city planning and garbage collection.

Show notes for Ep. 802

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

G.P. Manish discusses what the Austrian School of economics can contribute to the debate over what the developing world should do to become wealthy. We also discuss India's recent demonetization of its 500 and 1000-rupee notes.

Show notes for Ep. 801

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

On a previous episode I spoke to Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, about what he endured after refusing to use strange new pronouns to accommodate new "gender identities." So I thought: why not discuss the guy's actual work, rather than just his travails? In today's episode we talk about "self-authoring," a program of personal improvement and self-knowledge that has had staggeringly good results.

Show notes for Ep. 800

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

How should libertarians respond to Donald Trump's deal with Carrier to help it keep jobs in the United States? 

Show notes for Ep. 799

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

The perverse outcomes of Venezuelan socialism have had an interesting and perhaps unexpected side effect: they've given a shot in the arm to Bitcoin, the nonstate currency and payment system. Jim Epstein tells us the surprising story.

Show notes for Ep. 798

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

The version of Fidel Castro's life we get from Hollywood and the media is cartoonish and laughable. Here's the real story of Cuba and Castro, with every progressive talking point answered.

Show notes for Ep. 797

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

Actor and presidential speechwriter Ben Stein thinks secession talk is "silly," and then proceeds to repeat the usual non-arguments against it. I'm by myself in this episode, responding to what Ben had to say.

Show notes for Ep. 796

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Cody Wilson created intense controversy in 2013 when his company published plans online for the Liberator, a functioning pistol that could be produced with a 3D printer. By popular demand, he joins me to talk about his experiences and his outlook.

Show notes for Ep. 795

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

We keep reading of horror stories involving parents being harassed and punished by the state for reasons that seem ridiculous to normal people. My guest today, who heads the National Association of Parents, is fighting back.

Show notes for Ep. 794

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

The Dakota Access Pipeline has elicited much protest and controversy. What are the rights and wrongs of the matter? Whose property is involved? Rob Port joins me to find some answers.

Show notes for Ep. 793

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

The left's goals and strategies have changed over the years. Nikos Sotirakopoulos helps us make sense of all these terms -- New Left, Old Left, etc. -- and discusses the shift in emphasis from economics to culture.

Show notes for Ep. 792

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

CJ Killmer, host of the Dangerous History Podcast and popularly known as Prof. CJ, joins me to discuss the antiwar views of the fascinating Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler, author of War Is a Racket.

Show notes for Ep. 791

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

Peter Wallison joins me to discuss the horrifying face of financial reform, and why it should be completely repealed.

Show notes for Ep. 790

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Jason Stapleton and I review a recent article of mine on how easy -- or difficult -- it will be to use the election of Donald Trump as an opportunity to persuade leftists that they should favor smaller government.

Show notes for Ep. 789

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

The great Eric Peters, who runs EricPetersAutos.com, joins me to discuss the perverse results of automobile regulation, how a Trump administration might affect the car market in the US, and standouts for the 2017 model year.

Show notes for Ep. 788

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

Are your progressive friends correct to say the US Constitution is not a limited government document after all? Bill Watkins joins me to discuss both the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation, and what the light of history can tell us about each.

Show notes for Ep. 787

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

Ever since the election of Donald Trump, the electoral college has been in the left's crosshairs. Why, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote! She should be the winner! Kevin Gutzman, Brion McClanahan, and I discuss what's so dreadfully wrong with this conventional way of thinking.

Show notes for Ep. 786

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Lew Rockwell returns to the show to discuss the election of Trump, the left's reaction, early indications of where he might go, and dangers to watch out for.

Show notes for EP. 785

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

Connor Boyack, creator of the Tuttle Twins children's books series, has just today released the latest title in the series, based on F.A. Hayek's classic book The Road to Serfdom. We discuss themes from that book -- themes most adults could stand to hear, and that Connor is helping convey to children.

Show notes for Ep. 784

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

The conventional wisdom holds that mortgage-backed securities, credit-default swaps, and the like were responsible for the fragility, uncertainty, and ultimate collapse of 2008. Is that true? Professor Ed Stringham offers a revisionist account.

Show notes for Ep. 783

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Professor Anthony Esolen, author of many books and acclaimed translator of Dante's Divine Comedy, unexpectedly ran afoul of the campus thought police in recent weeks. He suggested in print that the kind of superficial, bean-counting "diversity" with which academia is so obsessed threatens to undermine the universality and catholicity of a Catholic college like Providence.

I don't recall many episodes I enjoyed more than this one.

Show notes for Ep. 782

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Some of Trump's instincts are noninterventionist. Since there's a good chance he'll surround himself with interventionists anyway, here's what he ought to hear about various hotspots around the world, and why nonintervention is the way to go every time.

Show notes for Ep. 781

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

Economist Bob Murphy, who co-hosts the Contra Krugman podcast with me, gives us an overview of the errors and brilliancies of the 19th century.

Show notes for Ep. 780

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:58am EDT

Donald Trump was elected president last night against all odds. Michael Malice joins me to discuss what it all means.

Show notes for Ep. 779

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Taleed Brown, known to his social media fans as That Guy T, discusses anarcho-capitalism, Black Lives Matter, being a black libertarian, and building up a large social media audience.

Show notes for Ep. 778

Direct download: woods_2016_11_08.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

Brett Veinotte and I discuss the higher ed scam, the "we need more technology in the classroom" scam, and the leftist comedian scam.

Show notes for Ep. 777

Direct download: woods_2016_11_07.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

John Chisholm joins me to discuss how to come up with the idea for a successful business, how to test ideas, scale your business, and more. Plus: how entrepreneurs make the world a better place.

Show notes for Ep. 776

Direct download: woods_2016_11_06_b.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

Joshua Fields Millburn, half of the duo known as The Minimalists and himself a libertarian, discusses how the pursuit of consumption may add to rather than fill a spiritual void, and how withdrawing from the consumption frenzy can be liberating.

Show notes for Ep. 775

Direct download: woods_2016_11_04.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

Wikileaks has released so many emails to the public that it can be hard to get a handle on it all. Tracy Diaz, an old hand in the liberty movement who's been following Wikileaks closely, joins me to discuss the bombshells in those emails.

Show notes for Ep. 774

Direct download: woods_2016_11_03.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The University of Toronto's Jordan Peterson became notorious practically overnight for refusing to buckle under pressure to use "gender-neutral" pronouns with people of different "gender identities." Professor Peterson argues that claims of the existence dozens of gender identities have no scientific basis, and should certainly not be used to intimidate dissidents.

Show notes for Ep. 773

Direct download: woods_2016_11_02.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Brandon Navom, creator of Software Engineers for Liberty and a Ron Paul delegate in 2012, tells the truth about the NSA's surveillance activities.

Show notes for Ep. 772

Direct download: woods_2016_11_01.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

If you're like me, you bash your head against the wall at all the crazy anti-libertarian memes and talking points you run into on social media. We answer a whole bunch of them today.

Show notes for Ep. 771

Direct download: woods_2016_10_31.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT

Doug Casey, author of the best-selling investment book of all time (Crisis Investing), returns to discuss his defense of a non-p.c. occupation: speculator. We also discuss how young people can get an advantage in the world today, where the great opportunities are, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 770

Direct download: woods_2016_10_28.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

Marc Morano joins me to talk about market solutions to environmental issues -- plus, claims about renewable energy, hurricanes caused by climate change, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 769

Direct download: woods_2016_10_27.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

The situation in Syria is dangerous and volatile, with the potential for an American conflict with Russia very real. Scott Horton helps us evaluate what the two major candidates have had to say about this critically important subject.

Show notes for Ep. 768

Direct download: woods_2016_10_26.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

Romans 13 has generated an overwhelming amount of discussion and debate regarding Christian belief and political obligation. Pastor Larry Beane joins me to get to the bottom of what it really means. While we're at it, we discuss Christian libertarians, p.c. Christians, and political correctness in society at large.

Show notes for Ep. 767

Direct download: woods_2016_10_25.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

People have been asking: can you do an episode on how to podcast? Or how to self-publish a book? And so on. Even if you're not interested in starting a podcast, I think you'll enjoy this behind-the-scenes episode, which also introduces my new free eBook, 5 Paths to an Online Income.

Show notes for Ep. 766

Direct download: woods_2016_10_24.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT