The Tom Woods Show

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Book Mentioned

33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask

Related Article

"What Austrian Economics Can Teach Historians," by Tom Woods (Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 11. no. 3, 2008)

Resource

LearnAustrianEconomics.com

Resource Page

World War II and American Prosperity (smashes this myth)

Related Episodes

Ep. 137 Questions You're Not Supposed to Ask

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Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne discusses libertarianism, his friend Warren Buffett, the revolutionary potential of the blockchain, and more.

About the Guest

Patrick Byrne is CEO of Overstock.com.

Guest’s Website

Overstock.com

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About the Guest

Joseph T. Salerno is academic vice president of the Mises Institute and a professor of economics at Pace University.

Paper Discussed

A Modest Proposal for Reining in the Bernanke Fed

Guest’s Book

Money: Sound and Unsound

Festschrift

The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno (PDF)

Guest’s Twitter

@jtsale

Related Episodes

Ep. 361: Against Market Monetarism and NGDP Targeting (Joe Salerno)
Ep. 206: Austrian Potpourri (Joe Salerno)

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Article Mentioned

Is Indiana Protecting Discrimination?” by Josh Blackman

Related Episodes

Ep. 82: Walter Williams on Nullification, Secession, and More
Ep. 80: Libertarians Are Scary! (Jacob Hornberger)

Book Mentioned

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, by Tom Woods

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About the Guest

Alex Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

Paper Discussed

Lessons from Gurgaon, India’s Private City” by Shruti Rajagopalan and Alexander Tabarrok, in Cities and Private Planning: Property Rights, Entrepreneurship and Transaction Costs, eds. David Emanuel Andersson and Stefano Moroni

Books by the Guest

Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal
Science
The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society (with
David Beito and Peter Gordon)
Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime

Guest’s Website

AlexTabarrok.com

Guest’s Twitter

@ATabarrok

Guest’s Blog

Marginal Revolution

Related Episode

Ep. 363 It’s Happening: Seasteading — Liberty Through Floating Cities (Joe Quirk)

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About the Guest

Stephan Kinsella is a registered patent attorney, lecturer, and author. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, Founding and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, and blogger at The Libertarian Standard.

Related Links

Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide,” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics, Estoppel, and Libertarian Rights: Transcript” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics, Estoppel, and Libertarian Rights: Adam Smith Forum, Moscow” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide (Audio)” by Stephan Kinsella
Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society: Lecture 1: Libertarian Basics: Rights and Law” by Stephan Kinsella
Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society: Lecture 2: Libertarian Basics: Rights and Law-Continued” by Stephan Kinsella
Argumentation Ethics and the Philosophy of Freedom,” by Frank van Dun

Books by the Guest

Against Intellectual Property
International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide
Protecting Foreign Investment Under International Law: Legal Aspects of Political Risk

Guest’s Websites

StephanKinsella.net
KinsellaLaw.com

Guest’s Twitter

@NSKinsella

Guest’s Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty

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Book Discussed

James Madison and the Making of America

Other Books by the Guest

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution
Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840
Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama (with Tom Woods)

Guest’s Website

KevinGutzman.com

Guest’s Twitter

@KevinGutzman

Direct download: woods_03_30_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

War has all the features we associate with a government program: propaganda, lies, central planning, power grabs, cronyism, centralization, taxes, debt, erosion of liberty, and unintended consequences. Check out today’s episode for the full case.

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Page Mentioned

Readings and video to accompany this episode: tomwoods.com/readings

Resource Page

War and Conservatism

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Direct download: woods_03_27_2015_2.mp3
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Whether his colleagues like it or not, Paul Krugman is the public face of the Keynesian establishment.  Replying to Krugman, therefore, involves more than criticizing just one person. Today Bob Murphy takes apart Krugman’s most recent New York Times column, in which he tries to defend Keynesianism against critics.

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).

Articles Discussed

Anti-Keynesian Delusions,” by Paul Krugman
My Reply to Krugman on Austrian Business-Cycle Theory,” by Bob Murphy

Related Link

Krugman and the Babysitters,” by David Gordon

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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Guest’s Twitter

@BobMurphyEcon

Guest’s Facebook

Robert Murphy

Episode Mentioned

Ep. 361: Against Market Monetarism and NGDP Targeting (Joseph Salerno)

Related Episodes

Ep. 291: Japan: Failed Keynesian Experiment (Robert Murphy)
Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)
Ep. 24: Keynes and His Errors (G.P. Manish)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_26_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

About the Guest

Mark Thornton, a senior fellow of the Mises Institute, is book review editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and teaches economics at Auburn University.

Paper Discussed

Transparency or Deception: What the Fed Was Saying in 2007,” by Mark Thornton; available for download soon

Books by the Guest

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

Guest’s Twitter

@DrMarkThornton

Related Episodes

Ep. 346: The Fed Caused the Meltdown
Ep. 158: The Fed and the 1% (Mark Thornton)
Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)

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Direct download: woods_03_25_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

About the Guest

Adam Vass Gal teaches economics at Belmont University, and has worked in financial services for 12 years.

Book Discussed

Generational Poverty: An Economic Look at the Culture of the Poor

Other Book by the Guest

A Corrected Economic Republic

Guest’s Twitter

@AdamVassGal

Special Offers

If you enjoy the Tom Woods Show, my new book — Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion — is for you. Check it out! And get a free copy of the audiobook version, with me reading it, at TomWoodsAudio.com.

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Direct download: woods_03_24_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

About the Guest

Stephen Halbrook is a lawyer known for his involvement in Second Amendment and gun control litigation, and is the author of numerous books on these subjects.

Books by the Guest

The Founders’ Second Amendment
Gun Control in the Third Reich

Guest’s Website

StephenHalbrook.com

Related Episodes

Ep. 168: More Guns, Less Crime (John Lott)
Ep. 85: The Real Second Amendment (Stephen Halbrook)
Ep. 7: Guns 101 (Larry Pratt)

Direct download: woods_03_23_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

About the Guest

Joe Quirk is a bestselling author and director of communications for the Seasteading Institute.

Links

The Seasteading Institute
8 Ways Seasteading Can Improve the World
Plan for the first floating city by 2020
Architectural design contest

Videos

 

 

 

 

Facebook

The Seasteading Institute

Twitter

@seasteading

Direct download: woods_03_20_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

About the Guest

Sean Gabb is director of the Libertarian Alliance, based in the U.K. He is the author of many books, including six historical novels under the name Richard Blake. He holds a Ph.D. in political and intellectual history from the University of Middlesex, and currently resides in Kent.

Guest’s Websites

SeanGabb.co.uk
The Libertarian Alliance

Guest’s Twitter

@GabbSean

Books by the Guest

The Break
Cultural Revolution, Culture War

Special Offers

I’ve just released a brand new, free eBook: 14 Hard Questions for Libertarians — AnsweredClick here to get your copy!

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Direct download: woods_03_19_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

About the Guest

Joseph T. Salerno is academic vice president of the Mises Institute and a professor of economics at Pace University.

Festschrift

The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno (PDF)

Guest’s Book

Money: Sound and Unsound

Guest’s Twitter

@jtsale

Articles Mentioned

Nominal GDP Targeting: New-Fangled Monetarism or Old-Fashioned Keynesianism?” by Shawn Ritenour
A Simple Model of the Theory of Money Prices,” by Joseph T. Salerno
Larry White on NGDP Targeting

Direct download: woods_03_18_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

About the Guest

James R. Otteson is executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and Teaching Professor of Political Economy, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC, a Research Professor in the Freedom Center and Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in California.

Professor Otteson was recently named the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics at Wake Forest University School of Business.

Guest’s Websites

JamesOtteson.com
BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, at Wake Forest University

Books by the Guest

The End of Socialism
What Adam Smith Knew: Moral Lessons on Capitalism from Its Greatest Champions and Fiercest Opponents

Guest’s Twitter

@jroii

Related Episodes

Ep. 337: The Fatal Errors of Socialism (James Otteson)
Ep. 325: Are Corporations Un-Libertarian? (Stephan Kinsella)
Ep. 119: The Environment and the Market (Walter Block)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_17_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Related Article

What Austrian Economics Can Teach Historians,” by Tom Woods (Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 11. no. 3, 2008)

Resource

LearnAustrianEconomics.com

Resource Page

World War II and American Prosperity (smashes this myth)

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Direct download: woods_03_16_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

About the Guest

Michael Strong is an author, a co-founder of Radical Social Entrepreneurs, and the founder of numerous Socratic, Montessori, and Paideia schools.

Article Discussed

My Libertarian Vacation Nightmare: How Ayn Rand, Ron Paul and Their Groupies Were All Debunked,” by Edwin Lyngar

Articles in Favor of Free Zones

The Blank Slate State,” by Brian Doherty
The Legal Autonomy of the Dubai International Financial Centre: A Scalable Strategy for Global Free-Market Reforms,” by Michael John Strong and Robert Himber

Guest’s Book

Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems

Guest’s Website

Radical Social Entrepreneurs

Guest’s Blog

The Purpose of Education

Guest’s Twitter

@flowidealism

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_13_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

Article Discussed

The Keynesian Multiplier Concept Ignores Crucial Opportunity Costs,” by William J. Boyes

Guest’s Website

Center for the Study of Economic Liberty

Related Episodes

Ep. 118: Boom and Bust: The Cause (David Howden)
Ep. 24: Keynes and His Errors (G.P. Manish)

Special Offers

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Here are 26 reasons to adopt Ron Paul’s homeschool curriculum today (and 4 not to). I am producing courses for this curriculum. Sign up through this linkand I’ll send you a FREE 10-lesson bonus course on the foundations of liberty, in time for the 2015-2016 academic year! Just drop me a line once you’ve signed up and I’ll get it to you.

Direct download: woods_03_12_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Woods Book Mentioned

The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy (10th Anniversary Edition)

Other Books Discussed

Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt

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Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy, ed. Philip Booth (this book contains my essay on the living wage; click here to download a free PDF of the whole book)

Related Episodes

Ep. 179: The Late Scholastics: Christians for Freedom (Alejandro Chafuen)
Ep. 54: Pope Francis on Capitalism

Special Offers

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Disclosure: Some of the links on this page, like the Amazon links above, are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you click through and buy something. So if you do, do so in the happy knowledge that at no extra cost to yourself, you are helping the Tom Woods Show!

Direct download: woods_03_11_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

Topics Discussed

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The New Deal
  • Anttitrust
  • Monopoly
  • The Marshall Plan

Host of This Event

Mises Institute

Book Mentioned

Capitalism and the Historians, ed. F.A. Hayek

Related Episodes

Ep. 273: The Case Against Antitrust (Tom DiLorenzo)
Ep. 248: One Year of the Tom Woods Show! Tom Takes on More Myths
Ep. 237: Why Are We So Rich? (Deirdre McCloskey)
Ep. 232: The Robber Barons and Monopoly
Ep. 97: New Deal or Raw Deal? (Burton Folsom)

Special Offers

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Here are 26 reasons to adopt Ron Paul’s homeschool curriculum today (and 4 not to). I am producing courses for this curriculum. Sign up through this link and I’ll send you a FREE 10-lesson bonus course on the foundations of liberty, in time for the 2015-2016 academic year! Just drop me a line once you’ve signed up and I’ll get it to you.

Direct download: woods_03_06_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Are we making progress, holding steady, or retrogressing? Frank Karsten returns to make the case for libertarian optimism!

About the Guest

Frank Karsten is chairman of Mises Instituut Nederland and of the Stichting Meer Vrijheid (More Freedom Foundation), a Dutch libertarian organization which acts to reduce taxes and government intervention.

Book Mentioned

Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty But to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending and a Tyrannical Government, by Frank Karsten and Karel Beckman

Project Mentioned

Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum

Guest’s Website

BeyondDemocracy.net

Guest’s Twitter

@FrankKarsten

Books Recommended by the Guest

The Ultimate Resource 2, by Julian Simon
It’s Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 Years, by Stephen Moore
The Skeptical Environmentalist, by Bjørn Lomborg
In Defense of Global Capitalism, by Johan Norberg

Related Episode

Ep. 156: Against the Catastrophists (Robert Bryce)

Special Offers

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Direct download: woods_03_05_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:28pm EST