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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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Great News with a voluntarist twist

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Love the episodes with comedians and of course Anti war Scott Horton

Thank You!

By Poilu_Paradis - Aug 31 2019
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Tom, you are such a treasure. Thank you for all that you do.

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Great News with a voluntarist twist

By 6bb1dd9mm - Oct 14 2019
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Love the episodes with comedians and of course Anti war Scott Horton

Thank You!

By Poilu_Paradis - Aug 31 2019
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Tom, you are such a treasure. Thank you for all that you do.

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The Tom Woods Show

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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!

Ep. 1302 Michael Malice on the Continuing Social Media Purges

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The social media purge continues: Sargon of Akkad was just removed from Patreon despite not being an extremist by any definition. Today Michael Malice and I discuss the ongoing case of Gavin McInnes, who was just banned from YouTube after having been removed from other platforms. (His Proud Boys, critics claimed, was an extremist group.) Show notes for Ep. 1302

Dec 12 2018

48mins

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Ep. 1540 The Horton/Woods Liberty Battle Plan

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Scott Horton and I lay out our battle plan for the next year. We can't do it without you good listeners, though. Show notes for Ep. 1540

Nov 23 2019

46mins

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Ep. 1360 Wealth Redistribution: Its Bad Consequences Within and Between Countries

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I discuss the difficulties and bad consequences of wealth redistribution, both within a country (welfare programs) and between countries (foreign aid). Show notes for Ep. 1360

Mar 13 2019

58mins

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Ep. 1252 The Brett Kavanaugh Ordeal, with Dave Smith

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Dave Smith, the popular comedian and host of the Part of the Problem podcast, joins me to try to get to the bottom of the situation with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford. Show notes for Ep. 1252

Oct 03 2018

38mins

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Ep. 1539 Lew and Tom Dissect the Democrats

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I think this is the best debate analysis Lew Rockwell and I have done yet this election season. We look pro and con at Tulsi Gabbard's performance in particular, but everyone gets subjected to the Woods/Rockwell treatment. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1539

Nov 22 2019

34mins

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Ep. 1363 World War II Did Not Cure the Great Depression

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This one just won't go away. Even people who should know better unthinkingly repeat this one. Here's what's wrong with this claim. Sponsor: Policy Genius Show notes for Ep. 1363

Mar 16 2019

26mins

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Ep. 1372 Michael Malice on What Left and Right Mean

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By popular demand, Michael Malice and I discuss the political terms "left" and "right" -- are they meaningful? If so, what do they mean? Do libertarians belong somewhere on that continuum? Show notes for Ep. 1372

Mar 28 2019

53mins

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Ep. 1272 Gene Epstein on How to Debate a Socialist

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Fresh off his Soho Forum debate victory (as measured by Oxford-style rules) against Jacobin magazine editor Bhaskar Sunkara, Gene Epstein joins me for a review of the event and the arguments that gave his opponent so much difficulty. Show notes for Ep. 1272

Oct 31 2018

42mins

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Ep. 1327 The Green New Deal Is Insane

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Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress joins me to discuss the Green New Deal proposal, which seeks a radical transformation of the American economy in the service of "green" energy targets. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1327

Jan 24 2019

39mins

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Ep. 1538 Socialist Runs into Buzzsaw

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Gene Epstein's Soho Forum recently hosted a debate between Gene himself and Richard Wolff, the Marxist professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts. The resolution under debate was, "Socialism is preferable to capitalism as an economic system that promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity." Gene joins me to dissent this Oxford-style debate, which Gene won handily (final statistics are in the episode). Show notes for Ep. 1538

Nov 21 2019

44mins

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Ep. 1345 The Making of Michael Malice, #1 Tom Woods Show Guest

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Both times I've surveyed my listeners, Michael Malice has been chosen as their favorite guest on the Tom Woods Show. Here I try to uncover what makes him tick. That takes us back to his birth in the Soviet Union, his move to the United States, his experiences in school, his exposure to Ayn Rand, the development of his ideas, and a lot more. Plus, I ask him the question he most likes to ask others. Show notes for Ep. 1345 Sponsor: Curiosity Stream

Feb 20 2019

55mins

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Ep. 1437 Lew Rockwell and Tom Review the First Democratic Debate

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It's that time again, folks. The debate analysis episodes I did with Lew back in 2015 and 2016 were among my most downloaded ever. We're doing it again for the Democratic debates, starting with this episode, covering the debate from June 26. Plenty of inanities to unpack here! Show notes for Ep. 1437

Jun 27 2019

32mins

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

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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

Jan 08 2019

36mins

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Ep. 1253 Libertarian Culture Wars

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In this juicy talk I do begin with some internecine libertarian wrangling, to be sure, but that's not my primary focus. I cover lots of ways in which we libertarians find ourselves at odds with the culture that surrounds us. The empire's reaction to the death of John McCain was profoundly revealing, for example. The culture of the universities these days is another point of contention. As I show in today's episode, though, when even one courageous person resists and then refuses to back down, millions rally to him.   There is a lesson here.   Show notes for Ep. 1253

Oct 03 2018

42mins

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Ep. 1255 The Problem With Government Police

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...is that they're government police. Is there a way to insert some good old-fashioned competition into police services? Show notes for Ep. 1255

Oct 05 2018

25mins

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Ep. 1353 The Disastrous New Deal

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Every schoolboy learns that Franklin Roosevelt cured the Great Depression with his New Deal programs. This is false, as libertarians well know. But it's still taught, year after year. In this episode I take this narrative apart. Show notes for Ep. 1353

Mar 01 2019

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Ep. 1410 The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics

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Michael Malice joins me to discuss his new book on what he calls the "New Right," a disparate group of thinkers and activists who operate without a thought for Conservatism, Inc., who oppose progressivism not just on the margins but at its core, and yet who disagree among themselves with respect to a positive program. Show notes for Ep. 1410

May 20 2019

35mins

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Ep. 1364 True Conservatism Means Anarchism?

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Professor Alex Salter discusses his provocative article for The American Conservative: "Why True Conservatism Means Anarchy." Sponsor: Blinkist Show notes for Ep. 1364

Mar 18 2019

31mins

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Ep. 1251 Are There Objective Moral Truths?

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Michael Huemer is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the author of the outstanding libertarian book The Problem of Political Authority. Today he discusses his work in "ethical intuitionism," which holds that (1) there are objective moral truths; (2) we know these through an immediate, intellectual awareness, or 'intuition'; and (3) knowing them gives us reasons to act independent of our desires. Show notes for Ep. 1251

Oct 02 2018

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Ep. 1550 Michael Malice on Anarchism and Emma Goldman

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Michael and I discuss some of the work of Emma Goldman, the left-wing anarchist who held many objectionable and even preposterous views, but who was a genuinely interesting thinker who defied cookie-cutter classification. Sponsor: Blinkist Show notes for Ep. 1550

Dec 07 2019

42mins

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Ep. 1549 A Case for Optimism for 2020: Tech, Finance, Education, Career

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Mitchell Earl of Crash.co joins me to make a case for optimism going into 2020, especially around careers, education, tech, and finance. Sponsor: Policy Genius Show notes for Ep. 1549

Dec 06 2019

27mins

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Ep. 1548 David Stockman on Impeachment, the Democrats, the Fed, and More

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David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan and a critic of Donald Trump, joins me to discuss what he considers the Democrats' laughable case for impeachment, plus the likely Democratic nominee, and how the Federal Reserve hurts the average person. Sponsor: Skillshare (21,000 classes) Show notes for Ep. 1548

Dec 05 2019

35mins

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Ep. 1547 The Country Where Libertarian Thought Is Thriving

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How do we account for the impressive spread of libertarian and specifically Misesian thought in Brazil? This phenomenon has been ongoing for years now, so I've invited Raphael Lima, whose massive YouTube channel has helped to fuel this trend, to discuss what's happening as well as what, if anything, folks in other countries can learn from their example. Sponsor: Away Show notes for Ep. 1547

Dec 04 2019

39mins

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Ep. 1546 Another Multimillionaire Who Didn't Use His College Training

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Aidan Booth pursued an engineering degree in New Zealand, but went on to excel as an entrepreneur in fields for which he never received formal training. Now in his mid-30s, Booth has employees, facilities, and investment properties all over the world, and has trained thousands in online business fundamentals. We talk about how he did it as well as the pros and cons of different business models online. Sponsor: This Christmas get him a gift that's both thoughtful and practical: a holiday shave set from Harry's. Take $5 off any shave set, and get free shipping, when you visit Harrys.com/woods. Show notes for Ep. 1546

Dec 03 2019

44mins

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Ep. 1545 What Is the Impeachment Really All About?

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Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, joins me to discuss recent articles of his, including in the New York Times, on the Democratic primary, the Democrats' battle plan with regard to Donald Trump, and whether Trump did anything involving Ukraine that we ought to consider impeachable. Show notes for Ep. 1545

Nov 29 2019

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Ep. 1544 Drug Decriminalization Picks Up Steam, and Other Items from the Mises Caucus

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Michael Heise of the Libertarian Party's Mises Caucus joins me to discuss recent developments, including some Second Amendment and drug decriminalization efforts the caucus has been supporting. Show notes for Ep. 1544

Nov 28 2019

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Ep. 1543 Did America Have a Christian Founding?

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Mark David Hall has written an important book on a topic that both sides of the debate tend to treat superficially. We discuss whether the United States can be said to have had a "Christian founding," what such a thing would look like, and what the implications of the answer are. Sponsor: Blinkist Show notes for Ep. 1543

Nov 27 2019

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Ep. 1542 Do You Really Own Your Home?

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It would seem that the right to rent out your property on terms you see fit follows naturally from your ownership of the property. But from the state's point of view, that is not so. Tim Brochu of the Anarchitecture podcast joins me to discuss regulation of Airbnb and short-term rentals, and how private approaches might resolve legitimate concerns about the practice. Show notes for Ep. 1542

Nov 27 2019

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Ep. 1541 The Ugly History of Taxation

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For thousands of years, taxation has shaped history both openly and in ways that are more obscure. Dominic Frisby takes us through a whirlwind tour of the history of taxation, full of outrage and insight, and stories even diehard libertarians don't know. Show notes for Ep. 1541

Nov 26 2019

31mins

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Ep. 1540 The Horton/Woods Liberty Battle Plan

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Scott Horton and I lay out our battle plan for the next year. We can't do it without you good listeners, though. Show notes for Ep. 1540

Nov 23 2019

46mins

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Ep. 1539 Lew and Tom Dissect the Democrats

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I think this is the best debate analysis Lew Rockwell and I have done yet this election season. We look pro and con at Tulsi Gabbard's performance in particular, but everyone gets subjected to the Woods/Rockwell treatment. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1539

Nov 22 2019

34mins

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Ep. 1538 Socialist Runs into Buzzsaw

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Gene Epstein's Soho Forum recently hosted a debate between Gene himself and Richard Wolff, the Marxist professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts. The resolution under debate was, "Socialism is preferable to capitalism as an economic system that promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity." Gene joins me to dissent this Oxford-style debate, which Gene won handily (final statistics are in the episode). Show notes for Ep. 1538

Nov 21 2019

44mins

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Ep. 1537 Scott Horton on War Propaganda, and What to Do

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I was blown away at the Ron Paul Symposium in Lake Jackson, Texas, on November 9, 2019, when libertarian foreign policy expert Scott Horton took the stage. Brilliant, powerful, devastating, irrefutable. So much did I love it that I'm making it into today's episode, so you can have the same experience I did. Show notes for Ep. 1537

Nov 20 2019

38mins

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Ep. 1536 My Acceptance Speech: The Beautiful Vision of Austrian Economics

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On November 14, 2019, in Vienna, I received the 2019 Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award from the Austrian Economics Center, where such figures as Peter Thiel, Arthur Laffer, and Deirdre McCloskey have likewise been honored. The speech conferring the award on me was delivered by Ingo Friedrich, retired vice president of the European Parliament and president of the European Economic Senate. This episode consists of selections from that speech as well as my brief remarks. Show notes for Ep. 1536

Nov 16 2019

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Ep. 1535 Ron Paul: What My Presidency Would Have Been Like

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At the Mises Institute's recent (November 2019) event in Lake Jackson, Texas, I had a chance to interview Ron Paul before a live audience, for this episode of the podcast. The theme of the event was "State Propaganda and the 2020 Election," so my questions focused on that theme. Members of my Supporting Listeners program got discounted entry into the event as yet another unannounced bonus of membership. Join me at SupportingListeners.com! Show notes for Ep. 1535

Nov 14 2019

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Ep. 1534 Entrepreneurs Aren't So Great; They Just Have Daddy's Money, Says Progressive

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Peter Klein and I review an article claiming that entrepreneurship is largely about privilege, and (implicitly) that we should be less impressed by entrepreneurs. Daddy's money is what makes it possible, in other words. Peter and I review what's right and what's wrong about this way of thinking. Sponsor: Blinkist Show notes for Ep. 1534

Nov 13 2019

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Ep. 1533 The Early Republic: Can We Learn Anything for Today?

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Brad and I geek out on American history as we discuss themes and personalities from his new course for Liberty Classroom on the period 1807-1820. To get Brad's course, along with our 24 other courses, join Liberty Classroom. (Be sure to visit our secret coupons page.) Show notes for Ep. 1533

Nov 13 2019

33mins

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Ep. 1532 How One Man Is Neutralizing the Drug War

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Chris Dreisbach, CEO of Blueprints for Addiction Recovery, is saving accused drug offenders from prison and helping them avoid having their lives ruined. It is a great, important, and virtually unknown story. Sponsor: Honey Show notes for Ep. 1532

Nov 12 2019

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Ep. 1531 Epstein Didn't Kill Himself

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Whitney Webb is a journalist who has done important work on the Jeffrey Epstein case for MintPressNews.com. She joins me to discuss the true nature of Epstein's operation, and the dubious story that he "committed suicide". Show notes for Ep. 1531

Nov 09 2019

35mins

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