The Tom Woods Show

No doubt Donald Trump would be a bad president, as they all are -- though his observation that the Iraq war was a disaster, and that while Saddam kept terrorists under control, Iraq is now a haven for terrorism, is better than we hear from anyone else -- but surely there is more to say about the Trump phenomenon. Lew Rockwell joins Tom for a freewheeling discussion!

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

The President's supporters claim that his jobs record surpasses even Ronald Reagan's. Is that true? Wait until you hear the real story. And what about that study purporting to show that the economy does better under Democrats than Republicans? Does that mean the free market doesn't work (assuming that's what the Republicans want)? We knock this one down, too.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:02am EST

Wind and solar power are at the heart of Bernie Sanders' energy policy, as is a tax on carbon emissions. We uncover the truth about all this in today's episode.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:57am EST

Tom DiLorenzo returns to the show to discuss the problems with Sanders' demand for more paid vacation time, sick leave, and family leave. DiLorenzo also challenges the conventional narrative about labor unions. You'll feel sorry for Bernie when it's all over. Nah, probably you won't.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

Should libertarians ever take government funds? Another question that divides the libertarian world. Two show regulars are here for another exciting debate!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

Frederic Bastiat, who wrote two centuries ago, got to the heart of so many of the economic fallacies that plague us today. He's a thrill to read. In this episode I give an overview of his ideas. This is taken from my lesson on Bastiat in my 165-video/audio course Western Civilization from 1493, for the Ron Paul Curriculum.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

Should libertarians support Rand Paul? This question continues to divide the libertarian world. Two important figures from that world hash it out in this exciting debate!

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

Larry Reed joins us once again to discuss common myths and misconceptions about the free society: Sinclair's The Jungle, state education, Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, and more!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

Can entrepreneurship be taught or is it a inherent trait? Matthew McCaffrey joins Tom to discuss it in today's episode.

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

It's not enough that governments took away the people's gold and made them hold paper -- now they want the people to get rid of the paper! What's behind the global attack on cash? Charles Hugh Smith pulls back the curtain.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

What is it, exactly, that makes Austrian economics so compelling, especially to someone who believes in freedom? This episode will help you explain it to your skeptical friends.

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

Lew and Tom discuss the first Republican presidential debate!

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

Gene Epstein discovered a crushing flaw in the argument of Thomas Piketty, whose book Capital in the 21st Century has been used as an indictment of capitalism and inequality. He shares it in this episode!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Bernie Sanders has generated tremendous enthusiasm for his presidential campaign. His ideas, though, are garden-variety leftism, based in envy, misplaced anger, and economic absurdities.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

The Democratic Party of Connecticut has dropped the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from its annual dinner. Does this move make sense? Were these good guys or bad guys, and would they recognize the modern Democratic Party?

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

We seem to understand progressives far better than they understand us. In these remarks, the keynote address at the 2015 Young Americans for Liberty national convention, I review example after sorry example of this phenomenon, while incidentally making the case for libertarianism.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Walter Block joins us to ask a question a lot of scrupulous libertarians have wondered about: may a libertarian take government money, or hold a job involving government contracts, and the like, while being morally and philosophically consistent?

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

Doesn't Child Protective Services exist to protect children against abuse? Former Child Protective Services investigator Carlos Morales tears down the institution's benign facade, and discusses the truth about its methods and activities, in this compelling discussion.

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Mainstream economists see "monopoly power" everywhere -- even when a breakfast cereal company differentiates its product via advertising. It's crazy. In today's episode we discuss the mainstream view of monopoly, as well as so-called perfect competition and monopolistic competition. You'll be begging for some Mises and Rothbard by the time we're done.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

I respond to the perennial claim of the neoconservatives that people who impose imperial adventures must be left-liberals. This is a fun one.

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Today's episode consists of the remarks I recently delivered at the Mises Institute's Mises University summer program.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

When the most radical of the French revolutionaries attempted the total transformation of society, the result was mass murder. I tell the grim story in today's episode. It's taken from my Western Civilization from 1493 course for the Ron Paul Curriculum.

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

We know early Christians avoided service in the Roman army, but was that because of its pagan religious overtones or out of a moral opposition to violence and bloodshed -- or both? And what happened to make military service acceptable for Christians centuries later? I explore these and other important questions with Professor George Kalantzis.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

The late ex-Marxist Eugene Genovese famously confronted his fellow leftists over what he called The Question -- what they knew about communist atrocities and when they knew it. It's one of the most devastating articles I've ever read, and I review it in this episode.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

The outstanding economist and libertarian writer Gene Epstein describes his unlikely journey to libertarianism. If you don't know Gene yet, you're in for a real treat.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Paul Krugman likes to claim that he correctly diagnosed what was happening to the economy and advocated the proper measures during the Bush years, leading up to the financial crisis. But put his words side by side with Ron Paul's, and we discover who the true expert is.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

The Iran nuclear deal is being heartily denounced by the GOP presidential field, Rand Paul included. What does the deal say, and why does Rand Paul oppose it? How does he distinguish himself from the field now? Scott Horton returns to discuss these and other important questions.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

Bob Murphy's new book Choice -- a digestible, easily understood overview of the arguments in Ludwig von Mises' Human Action -- is getting reviews as enthusiastic as any I have ever seen. We discuss the book, and controversial topics in Austrian economics, in today's episode!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

Capitalism is sometimes equated with "fascism" by some of its most visceral critics. But the whole point of fascism, as its architects explained again and again, was to produce an alternative to both communism and capitalism! In today's episode I spend some time discussing what it was like to be a businessman in Nazi Germany. It wasn't a laissez-faire paradise after all!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Today I explore the egalitarian ideas of John Rawls, the enormously significant political thinker to whom so many social democratic theorists refer. In this episode I'm sharing with you a lesson from my government course for the Ron Paul Curriculum. Enjoy!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:56am EST

With the handing down of the Obergefell decision, the Fourteenth Amendment is back in the news. What was it really supposed to mean? Not what do some libertarians and conservatives wish it said, but what was it originally supposed to mean? Kevin Gutzman joins me for the answer.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

Mises Institute senior fellow Mark Thornton reviews the cases of Portugal and Washington state: have the fears of the prohibitionists been realized?

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Nick Giambruno joins Tom to discuss the ongoing crisis in Greece, the state of the world's banking system, and more. Don't miss this episode!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Ron Paul returns to discuss his new book Swords into Plowshares, at once a deeply personal reflection on war and his own career in the military, and also a systematic antiwar broadside. Truly a must-listen.

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

Liberland is a burgeoning micronation between Croatia and Serbia, and founded on libertarian principles. By popular demand, we talk to two of its top people in today's episode.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:49am EST

I bet a lot of libertarians oppose the war in Afghanistan but couldn't give a lot of details to back up their position. This episode will remedy any such deficiency!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:16am EST

The incomparable Scott Horton discusses ISIS, the neocons' strategy of allying with al Qaeda, the GOP claim that Obama is responsible for ISIS because of the Iraq withdrawal, and much more.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:51am EST

Rand Paul has a tricky road ahead given the current pack of candidates and the issues that are resonating with GOP primary voters this season. Brian Doherty and I discuss Rand's way forward in today's episode!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:15am EST

If there's been a more prolific libertarian journalist of the past 30 years than James Bovard, I don't know who it is. Today we talk about Jim's life and the various federal agencies he's exposed over the years. Not to be missed!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:53am EST

In a recent episode, David Stockman showed just how sluggish the economic recovery has been. But why has it been so sluggish? Wolf von Laer explains precisely how the state has held the economy back.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:59am EST

I was recently a guest on Radio Mises, the podcast of Mises Sweden. We discussed the limits of allowable opinion, religion and liberty, Ron Paul, Sweden's history, decentralization, and much more.

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Where does the underclass come from? Poor economic conditions and a lack of opportunity, says the left. It's the incentives of the welfare state, says the right. The correct answer is more subtle, says today's guest.

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Libertarians assume Alexander Hamilton is their archenemy, but Michael Malice insists that's not correct. Michael and I have an extremely stimulating exchange of ideas in today's episode!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:09am EST

James Bovard, the author of ten books, is an investigative journalist who has written for a wide variety of publications.

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Robert Reich keeps on making consistently fallacious but widely viewed short videos on economic topics. His video demanding a $15 minimum wage is a case in point. Thankfully, you have this episode to help you fight back.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

Why is it that despite your excellent arguments, you can't seem to get any traction with a lot of people? Is it enough to appeal to people's reason? Jonathan Haidt offers a provocative argument about how people come to hold their views.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:15am EST

The irreplaceable Walter Williams smacks down the conventional wisdom on everything from so-called white privilege to education, government spending and debt, and much more.

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It's not uncommon to hear it said that Jesus was a socialist and that the early Church practiced socialism. None of this is true, and our guest takes us through all the key claims.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:22am EST

The kill rate of American police will surprise you. Ed Stringham gives us the data, as well as the radical libertarian solution.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:06am EST

Politicians and the media try to cram Americans into two categories: red and blue. The real America is so much more interesting, says Bill Kauffman, one of my favorite guests.

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

Interest in Austrian economics is growing in China, of all places, and our guest, Jing Jin, gives us the inside scoop from Beijing. Plus: political and economic conditions in China, and whether China's growth is real.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:43pm EST's Angela Keaton, who will be taking the antiwar position in a debate at FreedomFest this year, discusses how to talk to conservatives about war.

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We know that's what the Federal Reserve is doing, but precisely how? Mark Thornton gives all the details.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Investor and iconoclast Doug Casey returns to the show to discuss his negotiations to establish a free country in Africa -- plus, he answers the questions you good listeners submitted via my Twitter account!

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

One reason nobody knows who's a "real conservative" -- and there's even controversy over who's really a libertarian -- is that few people know the history of either of these movements. Jason Jewell walks us through that history and the often rocky but sometimes fruitful relationship between the two groups.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:11am EST

According to the economists of the Austrian School, artificial credit expansion is the primary factor behind the business cycle. Critics have tried to poke holes in the theory, but David Howden shows those holes are just an illusion.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

Patrick Newman discusses the depression of the 1870s, which is often cited as evidence of the economic instability of laissez-faire capitalism. It was nothing of the sort, says Newman, who uses Austrian business cycle theory to understand what really happened.

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

Paul Krugman claims he's gotten everything right in his analysis since the financial crisis, and that his opponents have been dead wrong. Bob Murphy identifies three major areas in which Krugman himself has been dead wrong, and then shows how he's tried to weasel out of them.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:44am EST

Today's episode covers Uber and several other innovations that have chipped away at the pretensions of the state.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:34am EST

According to the conventional wisdom, the Iraq war may have been a bad idea, but "the surge worked." Did it? What do we mean by "worked"? CIA veteran Ray McGovern helps us answer this overlooked question.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:20am EST

Austin Petersen joins me today, and a topic I'd intended to cover in just one portion of the show -- namely, anarchism and minarchism -- became the whole show. You'll enjoy this one, I promise.

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Peter Klein and I critique a recent Salon article containing just about every leftist cliche about the rich ever uttered.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:35am EST

For the third year in a row, I was asked to speak on classical liberalism (libertarianism) to the 11th graders in my kids' school, in their Great Ideas course.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

James Madison biographer Kevin Gutzman joins Tom to critique the free course on The Federalist offered by the conservative Hillsdale College. Drop everything and listen to this.

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The socialist disaster in Venezuela reminds our guest, Carmen Dorobat, of her native Romania during its communist period. Plus, we discuss protectionism at the World Trade Organization and other economic topics.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:46am EST

Predictions of doom, whether because of inadequate food, or acid rain, or poverty -- the list goes on and on -- have consistently been refuted by events. Matt Ridley makes an overwhelming case against the doomsayers, who are still very much with us.

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Tom speaks with Mateusz Machaj about the underlying reason Socialism will always fail.

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Tom discusses the problems of Marxism with David Gordon.

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

Supporters of Barack Obama say his economic record is actually quite strong, and that right-wingers simply can't accept that. David Stockman, formerly of the Reagan administration, reduces these claims to rubble, and then destroys the rubble.

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Amtrak doesn't need still more money. It needs to be cut off completely.

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Tom discusses the tradition of conscientious objection to war: its history, and its ongoing relevance.

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Jeff Herbener and Tom review Bryan Caplan's article "Why I Am Not an Austrian Economist."

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:25am EST

The so-called millennials were all too happy to pull the level for Obama, but the President represents everything that's making their lives miserable. Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins me to discuss the problems, and what if anything can be done.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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

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

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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Here's the evidence.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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