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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. 1494 The CIA and Mind Control

9/17/2019
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Bestselling author Stephen Kinzer returns to the show to discuss the CIA's research and experiments in mind control. Sponsor: Simple Habit Show notes for Ep. 1494

Duration:00:32:12

Ep. 1493 Peter Schiff on What to Do With Your Money, and More

9/16/2019
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Peter Schiff returns to answer listener questions about Trump's economics, navigating the ups and downs of the economy, and a lot more. Sponsor: Honey is a free browser extension that saves you money wherever you shop online. Time magazine calls it "basically free money." Get Honey at JoinHoney.com/woods Show notes for Ep. 1493

Duration:00:42:16

Ep. 1492 Lew and I Watched the Debate So You Didn't Have To

9/13/2019
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Lew Rockwell returns to discuss yet another Democratic debate. Join us as we slice through the inanities. Sponsor: Simple Habit Show notes for Ep. 1492

Duration:00:40:54

Ep. 1491 How This Metal Vocalist Became a Libertarian (Hint: Ron Paul is Involved)

9/12/2019
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Phil Labonte, the outspoken libertarian frontman of the band All That Remains, joins me to discuss how he became a libertarian, how his views compare to those of other people in his genre, how the Internet has changed the music industry for better and worse, and a lot more. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1491

Duration:00:36:23

Ep. 1490 Lessons of 9/11, with Scott Horton

9/11/2019
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Scott Horton joins me to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and respond to the rah-rah "they hate us because we're great" view of why the attacks occurred. Show notes for Ep. 1490

Duration:00:42:31

Ep. 1489 Something to Celebrate: Left-Wing Thought Control Website Closes

9/10/2019
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The left-wing thought-control site ThinkProgress has closed its doors, after many years of policing allowable opinion. Because of my interests I'm aware in particular of their absurd treatment of the Tenth Amendment Center -- which, unlike ThinkProgress, is alive and kicking. And speaking of kicking, let's kick ThinkProgress while it's down. Sponsor: Simple Habit Show notes for Ep. 1489

Duration:00:28:28

Ep. 1488 Opinions You're Not Allowed to Hold

9/10/2019
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I review my refrain about the narrowness of allowable opinion in American (and Western) political discourse: you can argue about the fringes of what the state apparatus should be doing, but no fundamental questions may be raised. Also, at the end of the episode I make note of the latest Twitter casualty, and the absurd grounds on which the person in question was banned. Sponsor: Policy Genius Show notes for Ep. 1488

Duration:00:26:35

Ep. 1487 The State and the Roots of Collective Violence

9/6/2019
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David Gornoski has taken what sounds like rather an obscure topic -- the mimetic theory of Rene Girard -- and showing the liberty movement how it helps us understand the state and collective violence. Sponsor: Simple Habit Show notes for Ep. 1487

Duration:00:46:44

Ep. 1486 Want Abundant, Clean Energy? We Need Thorium, Not Wind or Solar

9/5/2019
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By popular demand, Kirk Sorensen joins me to discuss the energy potential of thorium, which can be tapped safely in overwhelming abundance and which solves every problem that troubles environmentalists. Sponsor: Away Show notes for Ep. 1486

Duration:00:31:54

Ep. 1485 Dave Smith on the New Dave Chappelle Special

9/4/2019
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Comedian Dave Chappelle generated enormous controversy with his recent Netflix special, "Sticks and Stones." Fashionable opinion explained to us that we were to reject this special as "racist" and otherwise insensitive. Comedian Dave Smith joins me to sort it all out. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1485

Duration:00:37:05

Ep. 1484 Another Ron Paulian Heads to Congress? Check This Out

9/4/2019
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Eric Brakey served two terms in the state senate of Maine, and has been a Ron Paul supporter and Tom Woods Show listener for years. He's currently seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Congress from Maine's second district, where he is winning key endorsements and has an excellent shot at winning. Sponsor: Harry's Show notes for Ep. 1484

Duration:00:29:00

BONUS Ep. 1483 Picking the Brain of the World's Top Affiliate

8/31/2019
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Gerry Cramer has been repeatedly ranked as the top affiliate on Clickbank, which in turn has been called the top affiliate network in the United States. His students, for that matter, can frequently be found among Clickbank's top ten affiliates. So you could say the guy has cracked the code. (If you don't know what affiliate marketing is: Amazon has a well-known affiliate program by which people earn commissions when other people purchase Amazon products through their special link. Gerry has...

Duration:00:36:50

Ep. 1482 Eric July on Malcolm X, SJWs and Comics, Metal and Rap, and More

8/30/2019
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Eric July, the politically incorrect libertarian frontman for the metal band Backwordz, joins me for a freewheeling discussion of music, politics, Malcolm X, the SJW takeover of the world of comics, and much more. Sponsor: Simple Habit Show notes for Ep. 1482

Duration:00:36:41

Ep. 1481 Does Bitcoin Have What It Takes?

8/29/2019
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Saifedean Ammous recently debated Professor George Selgin at the Soho Forum on the subject of Bitcoin's suitability to replace existing currencies and challenge central banks. We review that debate in today's episode, and finish with a discussion of Saifedean's latest project. Show notes for Ep. 1481

Duration:00:40:36

Ep. 1480 Trump, the Federal Reserve, and the Business Cycle

8/28/2019
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Murray Sabrin, a professor of finance at Ramapo College, discusses the damage caused by the Federal Reserve, as well as the various approaches to business cycles taken by different economic schools of thought, and Trump's demands for lower interest rates. Show notes for Ep. 1480

Duration:00:37:24

Ep. 1479 Sweden Is Truly Awful

8/27/2019
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Are libertarians too quick to argue that "after all, Sweden is really very capitalist, so you can't use it against us"? One author thinks so. This episode looks more closely at the Sweden story to make sense of it from a libertarian perspective. Sponsor: Simple Habit Show notes for Ep. 1479

Duration:00:22:32

Ep. 1478 New York Times Thinks Slavery Drives Economic Progress

8/26/2019
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The New York Times recently announced its "1619 Project," by which it intends to demonstrate that "nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery." Our friend Phil Magness points out that in its economics it relies on now-debunked statistical claims. Also, I discuss the bizarre phenomenon by which the left is now claiming that slavery is a highly efficient system that drives exceptional economic growth. Show notes for Ep. 1478

Duration:00:31:25

Ep. 1477 Teacher Pulls Back Curtain on Government Schools

8/23/2019
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Larry Ludlow reports from his own experiences within the government school system. It's pretty brutal, folks. Sponsor: Simple Habit Show notes for Ep. 1477

Duration:00:38:17

Ep. 1476 Government, Food, Farmers, and You

8/22/2019
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John Moody returns to update us on government and its various agencies, and how they affect farmers, your food, and you. Sponsor: Blinkist Show notes for Ep. 1476

Duration:00:26:54

Ep. 1475 Gene Epstein Smacks Down Progressive Economics

8/21/2019
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Gene Epstein returns to discuss People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent, the new book by economist Joseph Stiglitz. It gets the full Epstein treatment. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1475

Duration:00:52:09