The Tom Woods Show

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

Guest’s Websites

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

Episodes Mentioned

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

Articles Mentioned

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

 

Brad’s Top 8 Albums of 2014

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

Other Albums Mentioned

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

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Projects Mentioned

Episode Mentioned

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

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Host of This Presentation

The Free State Project

Book

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

Resource Mentioned

NullificationFAQ.com

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About the Guest

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

Article Discussed

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

Books by the Guest

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

Guest's Twitter

@DrMarkThornton

Related Episode

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

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About the Guest

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

Articles Discussed

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

Guest’s Website

MichaelMalice.com

Guest’s Twitter

@MichaelMalice

Related Episode

Ep. 145: Private Police? (Bruce Benson)

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Article Discussed

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

About the Guest

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

Links/Topics Mentioned

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

Guest’s Blog

Free Advice

Books by the Guest

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

Chaos Theory (available free)

Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta; available free)

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

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

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

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

About the Guest

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

Guest’s Website

School Sucks Project and YouTube channel

Guest’s Twitter

@SchoolSucksShow

Mentioned in This Episode

The Free State Project

Related Book

Ron Paul, The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System.

Related Episodes

Ep. 131: The Libertarian Homeschooler (Ana Martin)
Ep. 62: Separating School and State (Sheldon Richman)

My Education Projects

Ron Paul Curriculum (RPC)
My RPC Courses A La Carte
Liberty Classroom

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

Issues Discussed

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

About the Guest

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

Book Discussed

Greatest Emancipations: How the West Abolished Slavery.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

So the Democrats are for peace and the Republicans are for war, huh? Then why is the Democrats' leading candidate a consistent hawk? Kelly Vlahos and I discuss the real Hillary Clinton in this episode.

About the Guest

Kelley Vlahos has spent the last 14 years as a reporter and columnist in Washington, D.C. Currently, she is a contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine and long-time political writer for FOXNews.com.

Article Discussed

Kelley Vlahos, "The Military-Industrial Candidate."

Guest's Website

KelleyVlahos.com

Guest's Twitter

@KelleyBVlahos

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Issues Discussed

About the Guest

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

Book Discussed

Feardom: How Politicians Exploit Your Emotions and What You Can Do to Stop Them. Connor also has a special site for the book.

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Some Other Books by the Guest

The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law (children's book incorporating the ideas in Frederic Bastiat's book The Law)
Latter-Day Liberty
Latter-Day Responsibility

Guest's Website

Connor's Conundrums

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What a pleasure to be joined once again by David Stockman! I strongly urge you to visit his blog and check out his latest book, The Great Deformation (see below).

Issues Discussed

  • Financial reporters whose articles take Keynesianism as an unstated starting point
  • Is the apparent Chinese prosperity real?
  • If China’s economy suffers a reversal, how would this affect the American consumer and economy?
  • Why did a Harvard professor recently urge the abolition of cash?
  • How can Paul Krugman claim that nonexistent “austerity” failed, but not think Japan’s experiment in Keynesianism failed?
  • What’s the story in Japan?

About the Guest

David Stockman, a former member of the U.S. Congress, served as chairman of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan (1981-1985). Following a subsequent career on Wall Street, Stockman opened his own private equity fund company, Heartland Industrial Partners, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Book

David Stockman, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America.

Articles Mentioned

Guest’s Website

David Stockman’s Contra Corner

Related Episodes

Ep. 291: Japan: Failed Keynesian Experiment (Bob Murphy)
Ep. 66: David Stockman on Krugman, the Fed, and the Future (related because at the end I ask Stockman about his views on taxes, which you may wonder about after reading one of the articles above)

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

Everyone's talking about income inequality, and I thought this article by Robert Higgs -- "Nineteen Neglected Consequences of Income Redistribution" -- was worth an episode's worth of commentary. Here are the resources for today's episode:

Books Mentioned

Frederick Bastiat, The Law. At this link you can get a free e-book edition or buy the print version.

David Beito, From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State.

Connor Boyack, The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law. This is a children's book that conveys the ideas of Bastiat's classic work.

Charles Murray, In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government.

Thomas Woods, Rollback.

Previous Episodes Mentioned

Ep. 286: Who Creates Jobs? (George Reisman)
Ep. 256: The Truth About the Fast-Food Protests (Diana Furchtgott-Roth)
Ep. 237: Why Are We So Rich? (Deirdre McCloskey)
Ep. 150: Teaching Liberty to Kids (Connor Boyack)
Ep. 53: Before the Welfare State? (David Beito)

Episodes on Health Care

Ep. 254: What's Wrong with Health Care (Colin Gunn)
p. 193: Affordable Health Care in the Age of Obamacare (Sean Parnell)
Ep. 191: Market Medicine (Charles Sauer)
Ep. 147: Obamacare and Medicare: A Physician's View (Jane Orient)

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Nick Giambruno, senior editor of InternationalMan.com, a Doug Casey publication, joined me to discuss international diversification, and why it isn't just for investments or for the rich.

Some topics discussed:

  • What's the tax secret about living in Puerto Rico?
  • Why is Doug Casey interested in Argentina, of all places?
  • Should you have a second passport, a foreign bank account, etc.?
  • Has the list of desirable countries been fluid?
  • What is a corporate inversion, and why is the left up in arms about it?
  • What happened to the world-famous Swiss banks?
  • How can someone go about pursuing these strategies?

Here's a link to the Puerto Rico documentary Nick mentioned.

Previous Episode Mentioned

Ep. 64: Doug Casey on the World

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In the course of today's episode I mentioned a number of books I consider indispensable. Here are a few of them:

The Revolution: A Manifesto, by Ron Paul. This is a good one for beginners. It has a good track record as a proselytizing device. It's what I recommend you give to someone who has indicated some interest in our ideas.

The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey, by Michael Huemer. Don’t let the dull title fool you. This book is comprehensive, original, exciting, and very convincing. It is a relentless assault, by a philosopher, on the standard arguments for government. Not one of them is left standing.

The Economics and Ethics of Private Property, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. This book blew me away when I first read it. Its title makes it sound dull. It is one of the most intellectually exciting books I have ever read.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. Even if you don't care about the Constitution, or if you're a Spoonerite, or whatever, this is an excellent example of a book that is (1) packed with information, and (2) leaves the standard narrative in shreds.

Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality? Possibly Thomas Sowell's most underrated book. I hear people talk about several of his other titles all the time, but I never hear this one mentioned. This one is 140 pages long, with big print. It contains more information and more devastating analysis than most books three times that length.

Although not an indispensable book, I did mention Making Economic Sense by Murray N. Rothbard.
 

For my full list of indispensable books, visit my Resources page (where I've also archived those "resource pages" you longtime followers will recall from some of my YouTube videos).

For my own books, visit my books page.
 
On the Tom Woods Show I try to squeeze as much information out of my guests as I can in 25-30 minutes, so that my listeners will consider their time well spent. So the book I made out of the episodes from 2013 is packed with information and arguments you can use on a whole host of issues. Plus, it's free!
 

I also mentioned audiobooks. I was a latecomer to this. I sometimes listen to Mises Institute material while driving, but I can also appreciate a good audiobook if it's really packed with information. Remember that you're entitled to one free audiobook viaTomWoodsAudio.com (they have a bunch of my books, including my latest, Real Dissent, which I recorded myself).

For the rest of my suggestions, click on one of the buttons above to listen to today's show!

Previous Episodes Mentioned

Ep. 243: Why Arguments for Government Don't Work (Michael Huemer)
Ep. 100: Are There Good Arguments for the State? (Michael Huemer)

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Direct download: woods_12_01_2014_2.mp3
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Tom talks to Jeff Berwick about history, education, homeschooling, how to win people over, and more. Check our Jeff's show, Anarchast, at Anarchast.com.

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Tom discusses a variety of issues as a guest on African-American Conservatives.

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Jay Richards, co-author of The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom that Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot, talks Tolkien and liberty.

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Tom talks to Gary Chartier about his book Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

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Bob Murphy joins Tom to discuss the Keynesian disaster in Japan.

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Tom discusses the libertarian/conservative divide, plus politics, self-publishing, podcasting, and more as a guest on Matt Lewis and the News.

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Randall Holcombe discusses his most recent book, Advanced Introduction to Austrian Economics. Plus, Tom offers a surprise giveaway.

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Judge Andrew Napolitano returns to the show to discuss his new book, released just today: Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Assault on Civil Liberties.

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Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Project on Government Oversight and author of The Wastrels of Defense: How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security, corrects fashionable myths about military funding. Check out his article "The War Against Austerity."

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George Reisman, author of Capitalism, refutes common errors.

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Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress discusses his new book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.

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Independent investigative journalist Ben Swann returns to the show to discuss some key stories he's working on.

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Murray Polner, co-author with Tom of We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now, talks war and foreign policy.

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Jim Grant, Ron Paul's choice for Fed chairman, discusses his new book The Forgotten Depression -- 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Michael Malice returns to the show to make an unusual claim: libertarians should welcome a Hillary presidency. Tom responds.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Burt Folsom, author of FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America, talks about issues on the home front that are rarely discussed.

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Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center joins Tom to review ballot initiatives on behalf of nullification and the Tenth Amendment from yesterday's election.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Tom addresses some common pro-government arguments.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Tom shares a great discussion from the Robert Wenzel Show. Check out EconomicPolicyJournal.com and TargetLiberty.com.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Linda Rottenberg, author of Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, talks about the urgency -- and possibility -- of becoming entrepreneurial.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

David Beito, co-author of Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power, discusses a forgotten figure of the civil-rights era.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jim Tobin of Taxpayers United of America recalls the Chicago Tax Strike of 1977, chronicled by Murray Rothbard, and discusses his 400 other successful battles against tax increases.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Tom DiLorenzo, whose books include The Real Lincoln and How Capitalism Saved America, overturns the standard narrative of antitrust and monopoly.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Tom explains why belief in God is in fact eminently rational. (He recommends the book The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism.)

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Tom shares a talk he delivered at -- of all places -- the University of Colorado at Boulder, on the real causes of the housing bubble and crash. Check out Meltdown, Tom's New York Times bestseller on that subject, featuring a foreword by Ron Paul.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Economist and libertarian theorist Bob Murphy joins Tom to discuss disease, quarantines, and liberty.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Jeff Herbener describes the separation of money and state. Check out tomwoods.com/money and "How to Return to Gold," referred to in the episode.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Tom talks to John Lee Dumas, host of the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast and creator of Podcasters' Paradise, an outstanding resource for would-be podcasters and existing podcasters, and of which Tom himself is a member. (Disclaimer: the link to Podcasters' Paradise is an affiliate link, which means I earn a commission if you join. I am recommending it because I am myself a member and have seen its tremendous benefits firsthand, and I think you will find it valuable as well.)

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Tom is interviewed by Jeff Deist, Mises Institute president and former chief of staff to Ron Paul.

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Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Connection, among other books, talks diet, exercise, overall health -- and entrepreneurship.

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Carla Gericke of the Free State Project discusses her courtroom vindication after an unjust arrest in 2010, and also talks about growing up in South Africa.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Tom discusses themes from his new book, Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion. Get the Kindle version as a supporting listener of the show, and click here for the free audiobook version!

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David Friedman, whose book The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, is now available in a third edition, takes on some of the hard libertarian questions.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Dan McCarthy of The American Conservative magazine joins Tom to discuss what the political terms Left and Right really mean.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Kirkpatrick Sale, director of the Middlebury Institute and author of Human Scale, among many other books, talks left, right, freedom, and secession.

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Michael Scheuer, former director of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit, explains why U.S. foreign policy plays into the hands of ISIS. Check our Scheuer's books, among them Imperial Hubris and Osama bin Laden.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Eric Peters of EricPetersAutos.com returns to the show to answer listener questions.

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Amity Shlaes, author of (among other books) the New York Times bestsellers The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression and Coolidge, discusses the life and policies of President Calvin Coolidge.

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Tom talks to Jeff Herbener, who's just completed a course for LibertyClassroom.com subjecting a popular college economics textbook to a systematic Austrian critique. You can get this course at LibertyClassroom.com or as a Silver, Gold, or Platinum supporter of the Tom Woods Show!

Direct download: woods_10_06_2014_2.mp3
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Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute's Economics21 discusses the economics of the fast-food protests and the minimum wage, as well as who was really behind all the demonstrations.

Direct download: woods_10_03_2014_2.mp3
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Emmy nominee David Angelo joins Tom to discuss his hilarious, and free-market, eEconomics YouTube series. Check out the videos on Financial Regulation and Trickle-Down Economics.

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Documentary filmmaker Colin Gunn discusses his outstanding new documentary Wait Till It's Free.

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Economist Robert Murphy returns to the show to answer listener questions. Check out Bob's book The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal. See also the Friedman/Murphy debate.

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Larry Reed, president of the iconic Foundation for Economic Education, recalls some libertarian history and discusses the challenges ahead.

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Professor Mateusz Machaj returns to the show to discuss Polish life under communism, how the transition came about, and what happened next.

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Tom joins Ron Paul at Voices of Liberty to discuss critics of libertarianism, as well as why a noninterventionist foreign policy is the wisest course.

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Tom discusses inflation during the American Revolution.

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Tom discusses child labor, working-hours legislation, the minimum wage, and how to tell your kids their textbooks are screwy.

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Mateusz Machaj of the University of Wrocław dismantles the fashionable "Taylor Rule" for guiding Fed policy.

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Scott Horton explains why the campaign against ISIS is counterproductive and makes no sense.

Direct download: woods_09_19_2014_2.mp3
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Redmond Weissenberger of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada talks health care, government spending, political correctness, and more.

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Carlos Miller, creator of PhotographyIsNotACrime.com and author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, talks about documenting police abuse.

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Michael Huemer, a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey, explains the fallacies of the Hobbesian argument for government and discusses the problems of democracy.

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Tom discusses the life of Murray Rothbard with Lew Rockwell, founder and chairman of the Mises Institute and publisher of LewRockwell.com.Check out Lew's guide "Read Rothbard" and his latest book, Against the State: An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto.

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Eric Peters of EricPetersAutos.com talks electric cars, government regulations, and how to get the best deal on a new car.

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Linda Raeder, author of John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity, discusses the iconic Mill's little-known religious project.

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Tom does another listener Q&A episode, discussing economics, the "perpetual union" of the Articles of Confederation, and his experiences in graduate school.

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James Tooley, author of The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves, defies the conventional wisdom about education, the poor, and the state.

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Deirdre McCloskey, the author most recently of The Bourgeois Virtues and Bourgeois Dignity, explains how the West got rich.

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Michael Malice, author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, talks about totalitarianism in its hard and soft forms.

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Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, gives practical advice, not empty platitudes, about working for yourself and becoming successful.

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Tom talks about his experiences in publishing, and what we can learn from them.

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Tom answers some listener questions, and talks about Real Dissent, his forthcoming book. (The pre-order page for the paperback edition will be available soon.)

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Tom separates fact from fiction.

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Tom discusses myths people believe about the state.

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"Austrian economics is the indispensable anchor of the liberty movement," says Tom in this episode.

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Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center discusses his new handbook Off Now: How Your State Can Help Support the 4th Amendment.

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Gunnlaugur Jonsson, executive producer of the off-Broadway musical Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, talks about its sound money themes.

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Will Grigg describes and analyzes the shooting of Michael Brown and other recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Professor Henry Roediger, co-author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, discusses what works and what doesn't work when it comes to remembering what you learn.

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Stephan Kinsella, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom and author of Against Intellectual Property, makes the libertarian case against patents.

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Robert Wenzel, editor and publisher of EcononmicPolicyJournal.com, discusses the housing market, the BRICs, and the economy at large.

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Chris Rossini of EcononmicPolicyJournal.com and author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs to Know About the Federal Reserve, talks about the whys and hows of opposing the Fed.

Direct download: woods_08_18_2014_2.mp3
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Norm Singleton, legislative director for Congressman Paul, wraps up Ron Paul week by giving us a glimpse of life in the former congressman's office.

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Ron Paul returns to the program to discuss Iraq, medicine, the value (or otherwise) of political action, and more. Check out his new venture, Voices of Liberty!

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Steve Bierfeldt, former executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa (during the Ron Paul years), talks about saving money, budgeting, and how to travel for next to nothing. Check out Steve's Live Smart Not Hard site.

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Paul-Martin Foss, Ron Paul's legislative assistant on monetary policy and executive director of the Carl Menger Center for the Study of Money and Banking, talks about the Fed and his experiences in Ron's office.

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Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity discusses ISIS, Iraq, airstrikes, and nonintervention.

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Jeff Taylor of Dordt College, and author of Politics on a Human Scale, discusses his experiences as a Ron Paul delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2012.

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Anthony Gregory of the Independent Institute reminds us, in the age of Obama, how terrible the president's predecessor was.

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Jay Shafer of Four Lights Houses and author of The Small House Book discusses the "tiny house" movement.

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Charles Murray discusses his new book A Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life.

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Charles Calomiris, a professor at Columbia Business School, joins Tom to discuss his new book Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit.

Direct download: woods_08_04_2014_2.mp3
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Hunt Tooley, author of The Western Front: Battle Ground and Home Front in the First World War, on the lasting consequences of World War I.

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Robert Higgs, economist and economic historian and author of Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episods in the Growth of American Government, looks at the domestic consequences of World War I.

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