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Join New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods for your daily serving of liberty education! Guests include Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, David Stockman, and hundreds more, with topics like war, the Federal Reserve, net neutrality, the FDA, Austrian economics, and many other subjects of interest to libertarians. Join us!
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Join New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods for your daily serving of liberty education! Guests include Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, David Stockman, and hundreds more, with topics like war, the Federal Reserve, net neutrality, the FDA, Austrian economics, and many other subjects of interest to libertarians. Join us!

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Ep. 1220 The Present and Future of the LP (and the Problem of "Libertarian Socialism")

8/18/2018
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Joshua Smith, who secured a spot on the Libertarian National Committee at the party's recent convention, joins me to discuss the party's present and future, the controversy with "libertarian socialists," and much more. Show notes for Ep. 1220

Duration:00:33:11

Ep. 1219 Jeff Deist on Social Media De-Platforming and the Truth about P.C.

8/16/2018
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Jeff Deist, former chief of staff to Ron Paul and current president of the Mises Institute, joins me to discuss how we should think about social media de-platforming and what it means (surely libertarians have something more to say than "they're private companies," as if we're never allowed to criticize private companies). We also discuss political correctness: maybe it wasn't just about politeness after all, and maybe it wasn't just a figment of the right-wing's imagination. Show notes for...

Duration:00:44:31

Ep. 1218 The Legal Framework of a Stateless Society

8/15/2018
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Dr. Jamin Hubner joins me to discuss his Creative Common Law project, which serves as the legal blueprint for how a stateless society would function and deal with common problems. Show notes for Ep. 1218

Duration:00:28:20

Ep. 1217 How the State Sucks the Life Out of Education, and How the Private Sector Just Made a Great Leap Forward in Math

8/14/2018
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JW Weatherman joins me to discuss the problems with state education -- particularly in math, a subject people are essentially taught to hate -- and a thrilling way the private sector has just made it vastly better, more accessible, more effective, and more fun. Show notes for Ep. 1217

Duration:00:27:34

Ep. 1216 The Standard Narrative of US History, Smashed and Stomped on

8/13/2018
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What we learned in school: decentralization is stupid and backward, and the progressive way forward is for you stupid rubes to centralize power in the hands of your betters. This episode is the anti-that. Show notes for Ep. 1216

Duration:00:51:43

BONUS Ep. 1215 Mom of 7 Wants to Stay Home, Becomes Successful Online Entrepreneur

8/12/2018
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Sara Young, a widely respected entrepreneur and teacher, was determined to make her living from her computer so she wouldn't have to leave her children home alone. That determination yielded her fantastic success, to the point that other moms who lived nearby urged her to teach them to do what she was doing. She wound up becoming an online teacher, helping many thousands of folks replicate her model. What she's up to today is particularly impressive -- and yes, can be replicated. Show notes...

Duration:00:36:27

Ep. 1214 How Austrian School Economists Predicted the Major Economic Crises

8/11/2018
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Mark Thornton joins me to discuss his new book -- to which I contributed the foreword -- on the so-called "skyscraper curse" and Austrian business cycle theory, and how economists of the Austrian School have been able to spot oncoming crises to which other economists have been blind. Show notes for Ep. 1214

Duration:00:45:18

Ep. 1213 Conservatives 'Tough on Crime' Act Goes Wrong Again

8/10/2018
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Families Against Mandatory Minimums' Kevin Ring, who saw the problems with mandatory minimum sentences first hand, discusses a major injustice in the present system of sentencing. Show notes for Ep. 1213

Duration:00:36:35

Ep. 1212 Michael Malice on Social Media, Alex Jones, and What's Coming Next

8/9/2018
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Are things going to stabilize or worsen on the major social media platforms? Michael Malice joins me to discuss the Alex Jones situation, and the nature of social media itself. Is the contentiousness and hostility we find there something that can be fixed, or might the whole project be based on a utopian premise -- just get everyone together, and we'll reach the truth? Show notes for Ep. 1212

Duration:00:42:20

Ep. 1211 Major Smear Job on Libertarians, One Year Later: Nancy MacLean (Sort of) Responds

8/8/2018
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Historian Phil Magness joins me to discuss the controversy over Nancy MacLean's book Democracy in Chains, which claims to trace a massive racist, right-wing conspiracy back to -- of all people -- academic economist James Buchanan, who is associated with Public Choice economics. The book is so rife with error that MacLean finally had to respond to her critics. Show notes for Ep. 1211

Duration:00:30:48

Ep. 1210 Apple vs. Alex Jones; Plus, My Replies to Left and Right

8/7/2018
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Alex Jones just got decapitated by Apple and other platforms, so I spend some time in today's episode unpacking what that means. I also take on left-liberals who think the problem with the Fed and the military is lack of diversity, and right-wingers who think capitalism is based on "materialism." Plenty of fun! Show notes for Ep. 1210

Duration:00:30:29

Ep. 1209 Traditional Universities Have Competition

8/4/2018
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Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University, discusses his model for very inexpensive, outcome-based online education. We also address efforts by the inspector general of the Department of Education to throw a monkey wrench into the works (surprise). Show notes for Ep. 1209

Duration:00:31:46

Ep. 1208 She Was Brought Before the Ottawa Human Rights Commission

8/3/2018
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Janice Fiamengo, a professor of English at the University of Ottawa and an outspoken opponent of feminism, found herself brought before the Ottawa Human Rights Commission in a two-year ordeal related to alleged discrimination. She gives us a flavor of what these commissions are like, and how universities deal with accusations like this. Show notes for Ep. 1208

Duration:00:33:11

Ep. 1207 Pat Buchanan on Trump, Russia, and What the President Should Do

8/1/2018
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Pat joins me to discuss the state of Russiagate, how the President should respond, what a President Buchanan would be doing, what's likely to happen in the fall elections, the state of the Democratic Party, and the kind of candidate Trump should hope for in 2020. Show notes for Ep. 1207

Duration:00:30:07

Ep. 1206 The Crisis of '08: Truth vs. Propaganda

7/31/2018
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Opponents of the free market had a field day in 2007/8: why, this collapse goes to show how unstable capitalism is! That's why I wrote my book Meltdown, which (thankfully) wound up spending 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. We needed an Austrian (and not just generic free-market) response to this conventional wisdom. In this episode, I discuss the book with Lew Rockwell on his podcast. Show notes for Ep. 1206

Duration:00:31:51

Ep. 1205 Hitler Didn't Like the Free Market

7/30/2018
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With libertarians being called "fascists" and even "Nazis" by so-called progressives, I thought it might be useful to review what Adolf Hitler himself believed about economic theory. You'll never guess: it turns out he prefers government control over a free market. Show notes for Ep. 1205

Duration:00:48:20

BONUS Ep. 1204 Without This Music, Your Life Is Worse

7/28/2018
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At long last, the episode you've been waiting for on progressive rock is here. This is yet another way the Tom Woods Show improves your life. My guests today are Roie Avin, founder and editor of The Prog Report and author of Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums, and Brad Birzer, professor of history at Hillsdale College and contributor to Progarchy. Show notes for Ep. 1204

Duration:00:36:24

Ep. 1203 ROUNDTABLE: Tom, Jason Stapleton, Dave Smith, Mance Rayder, and Marc Clair on Why We Joined the LP

7/27/2018
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In this libertarian podcasters' roundtable, we have a lively discussion about why we recently joined the Libertarian Party, what our plans are, and how we can know if we've succeeded. Fun! Show notes for Ep. 1203

Duration:00:52:59

Ep. 1202 Abolish the Sex Offender Registry?

7/26/2018
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Emily Horowitz, a professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, was the overwhelming winner (measured objectively by audience opinions before and after) of a debate earlier this year at the Soho Forum on this very topic. Most people assumed no case could be made for her side, but by the time she was done, nearly three quarters of the room agreed with her. We discuss the subject in today's episode. Show notes for Ep. 1202

Duration:00:29:30

Ep. 1201 The Innocence Project: Helping the Wrongfully Convicted

7/25/2018
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Rebecca Brown joins me to discuss The Innocence Project, which helps prevent and identify wrongful convictions, and get compensation for people released from prison. What are the factors that combine to yield wrongful convictions? We discuss that and a lot more. Show notes for Ep. 1201

Duration:00:26:57