The Tom Woods Show

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.

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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.

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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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David Henderson of Stanford University's Hoover Institution makes the case for a foreign policy of nonintervention. Read his speech "An Economist's Case for a Noninterventionist Foreign Policy."

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Richard Gamble, author of The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation, talks about religion as a factor in World War I. And read Richard's article "Was World War I the Last Crusade?"

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Hunt Tooley, author of The Western Front: Battle Ground and Home Front in the First World War, discusses the factors that combined to produce World War I.

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Tom DiLorenzo discusses his book Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government.

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Joseph Salerno, director of the graduate program in economics at Pace University, academic vice president of the Mises Institute, and author of Money: Sound and Unsound, joins Tom to cover a wide variety of Austrian ground.

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John Papola of EconStories.tv on his multimedia approach to spreading Austrian economics and liberty.

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Judge Jim Gray talks about how his professional experience turned him against the drug war.

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Eapen Thampy of Americans for Forfeiture Reform talks about asset forfeiture.

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Ralph Nader joins Tom to discuss his new book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.

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Philip Hamburger of Columbia Law School discusses his new book, Is Administrative Law Unlawful?alt

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Jason Jewell discusses the libertarian case he makes in an edited volume called Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views.alt

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Bob Murphy joins Tom to discuss a recent Fed announcement, and the problems the Fed has created for itself since the financial crisis.alt

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Tom talks to Prof. Joshua Hall, editor of Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics.slt

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Veronique de Rugy joins Tom (1) to make the case for the Export-Import Bank, and (2) to discuss the controversy over "austerity."alt

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The Abbeville Institute's Donald Livingston, professor emeritus at Emory University, joins Tom to discuss secession and the southern tradition.alt

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Tom shares an interview with C-SPAN about his book Rollback..

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Pat Buchanan returns to the show to discuss The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority..

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Sean Parnell, author of The Self-Pay Patient, joins Tom..

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Pete Leeson of George Mason University discusses his new book Anarchy Unbound: Why Self-Governance Works Better Than You Think (Cambridge University Press, 2014)..

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Charles Sauer of the Free Market Medical Association talks markets and health care..

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Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center returns for an update on nullification initiatives, plus his anti-NSA work with Greenpeace. Check out his new report, "The State of the Nullification Movement 2014.".

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Kevin Gutzman, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, James Madison and the Making of America, and (with Tom) Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama, explains the real issues at stake in the War for Independence..

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Scott Horton discusses what's happening in Iraq, and who's to blame..

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Brion McClanahan, co-author of Forgotten Conservatives in American History as well as The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, discusses curiously forgotten thinkers..

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Jeff Taylor, author of Politics on a Human Scale: The American Tradition of Decentralism, fills in some holes in the standard tale of U.S. history..

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David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation: The Corruption of American Capitalism, talks about war and the Fed, plus his impressions of Ronald Reagan, his conversion from leftism, and the current economic picture. Check out David Stockman's Contra Corner, David's indispensable website and blog..

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Tom responds to a critic of the libertarian idea of self-ownership..

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Economist Robert P. Murphy joins Tom to talk "Private Defense," the second of two essays in his book Chaos Theory. (You can also read that book online.).

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Steve Deace, host of the Steve Deace Show, columnist for the Washington Times, and the author of the book, "Rules for Patriots", joins Tom..

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Tim Ravich, lawyer and professor, discusses the direction the law is likely to take regarding unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial use..

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Lew Rockwell, author of the new book Against the State: An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto, returns to discuss still more state crimes..

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Alejandro Chafuen of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation discusses his book Faith and Liberty: The Economic Thought of the Late Scholastics..

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Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com discusses the defeat of Eric Cantor and the controversy over the Bowe Bergdahl/Gitmo swap. Check out Justin's books Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement and An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard..

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Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity discusses militant victories in Mosul and Tikrit -- plus Libya, Hillary Clinton, and more..

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Tom talks about anti-capitalist thought and the disasters that flow from it..

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Dan Simmons of the Institute for Energy Research talks about hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," and the case for and against..

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Berin Szoka of TechFreedom.org explains net neutrality and why we should be skeptical of government regulation..

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Tim Delmastro joins Tom to discuss his upcoming film Freedom From Choice (click here for the trailer), which discusses the state's inroads on food freedom, medical freedom, financial freedom, and more. Help out Tim's project at FreedomFromChoiceFilm.com..

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Mark Skousen and Jeff Herbener explain the problems with GDP as a measurement of the health of an economy..

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Jeff Deist, Ron Paul's last chief of staff and now the president of the Mises Institute, joins Tom to discuss liberty's past and future..

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Dan McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, joins Tom for an exploration of conservatism -- plus Jeb Bush, Ron and Rand Paul, and more..

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Tom covers two themes: the state's attempts to obscure its true nature, and nullification as a tool of self-defense..

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John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime, joins Tom to reply to common objections to gun ownership..

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Lew Rockwell, founder of the Mises Institute and LewRockwell.com, joins Tom to discuss his forthcoming book, Against the State: An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto..

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Joel McDurmon, author of American Fascist: The Real Theodore Roosevelt, joins Tom. Check out Joel's other books, too: How to Argue with a Liberal...and Win! and Restoring America One County at a Time..

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Dale Bellis of Liberty HealthShare talks about an inexpensive (and legal) alternative to traditional health insurance..

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Keith Preston, author of Attack the System: A New Anarchist Perspective for the 21st Century, joins Tom to discuss Noam Chomsky, left- and right-anarchism, the totalitarian p.c. movement, and more..

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Jeff Berwick of the Dollar Vigilante discusses a growing international retreat from the war on drugs. Plus how he avoids taxes, and what the future likely holds for the economy..

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Author Will Grigg returns to the program to discuss elite opinion's obsession with race. Follow Will at freedominourtime.blogspot.com..

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Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center joins Tom to discuss some encouraging developments around the country..

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Burt Folsom joins Tom to discuss his new book Uncle Sam Can't Count: A History of Failed Government Investments, from Beaver Pelts to Green Energy..

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Bob Murphy discusses the problems with Thomas PIketty's fashionable new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century..

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The Mises Institute's Mark Thornton joins Tom to discuss a recent article in the Financial Times, and why its recommendations for Fed policy will benefit the wealthiest at the expense of everyone else..

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Christopher Cantwell joins Tom to discuss recent efforts to make libertarianism "complete" by making it into something different..

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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong.

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How can you prosper in today's economy? Tom talks strategies with Charles Hugh Smith, author of Get a Job, Build a Real Career, and Defy a Bewildering Economy. Check out Charles at Of Two Minds.

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Chris Coyne discusses his new book Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails.

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Mike Church, host of the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM, joins Tom to talk early U.S. history: Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware, and more.

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Pat Buchanan, New York Times bestselling author of Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War, gives an iconoclastic account of Winston Churchill.

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Professor John Hasnas of Georgetown University says the rule of law is a myth perpetrated by governments to make their populations more compliant. This is another have-your-mind-blown episode.Read "The Myth of the Rule of Law," "The Depoliticization of Law," and "The Obviousness of Anarchy" by Professor Hasnas.

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Connor Boyack discusses the first -- an adaptation of Bastiat's The Law -- in his new series of books intended to convey the ideas of liberty to children.

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Bill Kauffman returns to the show to discuss his film Copperhead, directed by Ron Maxwell and starring Peter Fonda, and now out on DVD.

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Gary Chartier, author of The Conscience of an Anarchist, joins Tom to discuss the recent controversy among libertarians.

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Dr. Jane Orient of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons joins Tom to discuss true free-market health care.

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Jordan Page, the musician who opens for so many Ron Paul events, talks music, message, and changing the world..

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Bruce Benson, author of To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice, talks about privatization of police and security..

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Norman Horn, from libertarianchristians.com, joins Tom to discuss Christians and Libertarians..

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