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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. 1325 Articles of Impeachment Against Abraham Lincoln

1/21/2019
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A law professor recently included a thought experiment on a constitutional law exam: suppose Lincoln had survived the assassin's bullet, and later wound up facing articles of impeachment for some of his actions during the war. This is obviously a useful exercise, since many people feel an emotional connection to Lincoln and his cause, but this is precisely what law school is supposed to be about: can you suspend such thoughts and think entirely about the law? Well, guess how one critic...

Duration:00:41:11

Ep. 1324 How to Nudge Non-Libertarians in the Right Direction

1/19/2019
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Musician Tatiana Moroz has an audience a portion of which is new to libertarian ideas, so she asked me newbie-friendly questions: how I get non-libertarians to start thinking differently, who will build the roads, what about the police, the truth about the Federal Reserve -- fun questions like that. Show Notes for Ep. 1324

Duration:00:41:32

Ep. 1323 Agorism: Anti-Politics, Anti-State, Pro-Freedom Now

1/18/2019
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Author and publisher Victor Koman joins me to discuss agorism, the anti-political, anti-state philosophy and strategy developed by Samuel E. Konkin III. Those chapters that exist of Konkin's would-be treatise, Counter-Economics, have just been released for people to read for the very first time. We discuss those chapters and the ideas found in them, and how what Konkin calls the "counter-economy" can challenge the state. Show Notes for Ep. 1323

Duration:00:34:57

Ep. 1322 Smashing Fallacies in American Economic History

1/17/2019
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Professor Jeff Herbener just completed the first of two courses for my LibertyClassroom.com website on American economic history, an area where there are plenty of misconceptions and fallacies to refute. In this episode we talk about 19th-century monetary policy and bank panics, fiscal policy in an age of limited government, colonial inflation, and lots more. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1322

Duration:00:37:43

Ep. 1321 The Progressives' Dream -- Rule by So-Called Experts -- and How to Dismantle It

1/16/2019
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A hundred years ago progressives thought it best that we be ruled by experts. Their vision culminated in the administrative state we have today, in which federal agencies make law, at times even clearly at odds with the actual wording and intent of Congress. Peter Wallison joins me to discuss the problem and the solution. Show notes for Ep. 1321

Duration:00:33:32

Ep. 1320 "Pro-Family" Economics Makes Me Crazy

1/15/2019
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Tucker Carlson, who's been great on some issues, has been speaking out against what he considers the free-market fundamentalism (I wish!) of mainstream conservatism. He says we need to understand that there's more to life than GDP, etc. Since this line of argument makes me crazy, I devoted this episode to answering it. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1320

Duration:00:31:54

BONUS Ep. 1319 Your New Business for 2019: What to Do and What to Avoid

1/12/2019
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Steve Clayton was a vice president at LabCorp, where many of us have gone to have blood work done, and took a chance: he left it all behind to go out on his own as an entrepreneur. The gamble paid off magnificently. Today we compare notes on what works and what doesn't, and the features your online business should have to maximize your likelihood of success. Show Notes for Ep. 1319 Sign up for Steve's important presentation!

Duration:00:41:33

Ep. 1318 Cryptocurrency: Regulatory Hurdles, and Advances in Privacy

1/11/2019
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Today, Sasha Hodder, an authority on the legal and regulatory aspects of cryptocurrency, discusses the regulatory hurdles faced by crypto, but also advances in privacy for users. Sponsor: Skillshare Show Notes for Ep. 1318

Duration:00:39:19

Ep. 1317 What Can Libertarians Contribute to the Study of Literature?

1/10/2019
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Allen Mendenhall, who holds a Ph.D. in English from Auburn University, joins me to discuss what libertarian literary criticism looks like. Sponsor: Blinkist Show Notes for Ep. 1317

Duration:00:35:56

Ep. 1316 How to Be Better at (Almost) Everything

1/9/2019
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Pat Flynn -- fitness expert, libertarian, and entrepreneur -- joins me to discuss one of the vanishingly small number of books in personal development that gives you specific action items to improve yourself, as opposed to a ceaseless stream of fortune-cookie maxims. Chances are, your efforts at self-improvement are misdirected; Pat is truly where it's at. Sponsor: Away Show Notes for Ep. 1316

Duration:00:33:50

Ep. 1315 Everything Should Be Abolished

1/8/2019
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In this episode, I review some themes from my 2011 book Rollback, which makes the case against, well, pretty much everything -- the Fed, the military-industrial complex, the whole kit and kaboodle. I also discuss an interesting development in the James Damore case at Google. Sponsor: Skillshare Show Notes for Ep. 1314

Duration:00:46:43

Ep. 1314 Ocasio-Cortez Wants 70% Top Marginal Tax Rate

1/7/2019
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She says it's about time people "pay their fair share," and that she needs the dough to fund her Green New Deal. Others are saying that since we had high top marginal rates in the past, it's no problem to have them now -- and maybe the economy would be even better! Well, no, no, and no. Sponsor: Harry's Show Notes for Ep. 1314

Duration:00:36:18

Ep. 1313 Capitalism Makes Poor Better Off; Left Goes Berserk

1/4/2019
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The latest claim -- if you can believe it -- is that so-called dollar stores make the poor poorer. This isn't the first time the private sector has been condemned for expanding the choices available to the poor; I discuss three such cases in this maddening episode. Show notes for Ep. 1313

Duration:00:36:57

Ep. 1312 Trump's Mistakes

1/3/2019
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If you say Trump makes political mistakes, you get scolded: why, what do you know, Mr. Know-It-All? He managed to get elected against all the odds! He knows what he's doing! Now while that cautionary note is valid as far as it goes, the man is mortal, after all. And his mistakes are stupefying: truly unforced errors. Show notes for Ep. 1312

Duration:00:25:47

Ep. 1311 Good News in 2019? War on Terror Takes a Hit, and Peterson/Rubin Challenge Patreon

1/2/2019
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As the new year begins I devote this episode to (1) a review of the decisions by Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin to leave Patreon and build an alternative, and (2) taking stock of the War on Terror, and why we can be cautiously optimistic. Sponsor: Skillshare Show Notes for Ep. 1311

Duration:00:26:44

Ep. 1310 The Ron Paul Revolution: Grassroots Leaders Look Back

12/22/2018
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In this final episode of the Tom Woods Show for 2018, I'm joined by Michael Maresco (the "Ron Paul rider"), Bryan Thome of the Ron Paul Forums, and Jordan Page, musician of the Revolution. We exchange old stories, talk about what went right and what went wrong, and assess where we are today. Tremendous fun. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1310

Duration:00:53:45

Ep. 1309 The Syria Withdrawal: Three Cheers

12/21/2018
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Scott Horton joins me to discuss the reality of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, and the hysterical establishment response, from center-left to center-right. We also discuss fears about the fate of the Kurds, whose safety has been used to justify a continued U.S. presence. Sponsor: Blinkist Show notes for Ep. 1309

Duration:01:04:56

Ep. 1308 Bill Kristol's Weekly Standard Is No More

12/19/2018
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The Weekly Standard, a neoconservative magazine with a 23-year run, is dead. Longtime neocon slayer Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss the magazine, its editorial line, and its demise -- and what, if anything, it all means. Show notes for Ep. 1308

Duration:00:34:22

Ep. 1307 The Economist Ron Paul Wants You to Know

12/18/2018
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Ron Paul says he can't think of a more prolific free-market economist in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis than my guest today, Bob Murphy. Today we follow Bob's personal and intellectual trajectory, from a high school student who knew he wanted to be an economics professor, to one of the most accomplished and widely praised economists working in the tradition of the Austrian School today. Guest's Podcast: The Bob Murphy Show Show notes for Ep. 1307

Duration:01:11:00

Ep. 1306 The Stock Market Demystified

12/17/2018
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For lots of people the stock market seems hopelessly complicated, and people who discuss it seem to employ a strange lingo outsiders can never master. So today we answered a bunch of questions submitted by my Supporting Listeners. Guests today: Gene Epstein, formerly of Barron's and now director of the Soho Forum, and Alex Merced, vice chair of the Libertarian Party and a ten-year veteran of Wall Street. Sponsor: Away. Guests' Websites: TheSohoForum.org LearnEconomicsNow.com AlexMerced.com...

Duration:00:51:22