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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. 1370 The Fake Social Contract

3/25/2019
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The "social contract," which we are said to have consented to "implicitly," is the primary way we hear the state justified. Our opponents on social media seem to consider this a devastating reply, as if we've never heard it before. Taxation isn't theft because we've all agreed to it via the social contract, they say. Uh huh. Sure. This episode puts the social contract through the shredder. Show notes for Ep. 1370

Duration:00:35:11

BONUS Ep. 1369 Church Politics in the Age of Francis

3/23/2019
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Some of my favorite conversations on or off the air are with Catholic publisher Roger McCaffrey (who's the godfather to two of our daughters, incidentally). In addition to being very knowledgeable about a great many things, he is a man of impeccable judgment, such that whenever I need advice I nearly always contact Roger first. In this bonus episode he and I discuss the Francis papacy, the next conclave, the five living people who have most influenced me, and plenty more. It's such a fun...

Duration:00:50:12

Ep. 1368 Reagan Admin's David Stockman: Is MAGA a Fantasy?

3/22/2019
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David Stockman, who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, and who's been a great friend of the Tom Woods Show, returns to discuss his new book, Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA. We discuss John McCain (Stockman pulls no punches), the Fed, Trump's economics, Russiagate, and more. Show notes for Ep. 1368

Duration:00:40:12

Ep. 1367 Jordan Peterson Hits Back at Cambridge University

3/21/2019
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Cambridge University has rescinded a fellowship offer extended to Jordan Peterson, probably the best-known and most followed academic in Canada's history. He hit back in his characteristic style. Show notes for Ep. 1367

Duration:00:31:34

Ep. 1366 The Democrats and Their Court-Packing Plan

3/20/2019
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On a previous episode I predicted that the Democrats would not let the transformation of the Supreme Court stand, and would instead try to revive the idea of packing the Court. I was right. In this episode I discuss the history behind the number of justices on the Court, the FDR Court-packing episode, and current proposals from Democratic officials. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1366

Duration:00:25:39

Ep. 1365 The Shrinking Index Card of Allowable Libertarian Opinion

3/19/2019
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You'll never guess what your host did that outraged the delightful "left-libertarian" wing of our little movement this time, but it speaks volumes. I also discuss the ongoing Tulsi Gabbard situation. Show notes for Ep. 1365

Duration:00:37:32

Ep. 1364 True Conservatism Means Anarchism?

3/18/2019
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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

Duration:00:31:33

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

3/16/2019
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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

Duration:00:26:11

Ep. 1362 The Discrimination Myth

3/15/2019
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Frank Karsten returns to discuss myths of discrimination that virtually everyone believes, and which tend to empower the state. Show notes for Ep. 1362

Duration:00:37:16

Ep. 1361 Hoaxed: How the Media Demonizes Dissidents and Distorts the News

3/14/2019
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Mike Cernovich has just released Hoaxed, a superb documentary about the media and how it distorts the news, influences public opinion, and demonizes dissidents. The result: a must-listen episode of the Tom Woods Show. Show notes for Ep. 1361

Duration:00:39:33

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

3/13/2019
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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

Duration:00:58:08

Ep. 1359 Can Economic Nationalism Help Americans?

3/11/2019
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Gene Epstein returns to discuss the economic side of the brand of nationalist conservatism that's been developing under Trump. Will it help the people it claims to be looking out for? Show notes for Ep. 1359 - https://tomwoods.com/1359

Duration:00:42:32

Ep. 1358 Foreign Policy Disasters: Why Isn't Anyone Held Responsible?

3/8/2019
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Stephen Walt, a professor of international relations at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, joins me to discuss the poor record of post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy. How has the foreign policy elite managed to isolate itself from real-world consequences for these failures? How can we insert sensible ideas into a conversation that always takes for granted the necessary for intervention and hegemony? Show notes for Ep. 1358

Duration:00:37:40

Ep. 1357 Surprise: Official Libertarianism Ignores These Two Heroes

3/7/2019
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People say libertarians aren't interested in good news, and that bad news sells. I'm not sure I buy that, or that that's a specifically libertarian trait. Regardless, I have good news today. Today's episode is a tribute to two partially unsung heroes of liberty. Official Libertarianism pretends they do not exist, which is further evidence of their goodness and importance. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1357

Duration:00:26:23

Ep. 1356 A Stake Through the Heart of Socialism

3/6/2019
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In episode 1355 we looked at Einstein's famous essay on socialism. In this episode we drive the final stake through the heart of Einstein's version of socialism: the socialist calculation problem. Show notes for Ep. 1356

Duration:00:32:11

Ep. 1355 Was Einstein an Idiot (on Economics)?

3/5/2019
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Albert Einstein wrote a famous essay for the socialist publication Monthly Review in 1949 called "Why Socialism?" In this episode I note some of the problems, as well as the surprising admissions, in the essay. Sponsor: Away Show notes for Ep. 1355

Duration:00:37:16

Ep. 1354 The Ultimate Libertarian Reading List

3/4/2019
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Last night I asked the folks in the Tom Woods Show Elite, which you can join at SupportingListeners.com, for suggestions for a solo episode I might do. Someone recommended this idea, and I loved it. Enjoy! Sponsor: Harry's Show notes for Ep. 1354

Duration:00:44:45

Ep. 1353 The Disastrous New Deal

3/1/2019
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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

Duration:00:44:20

Ep. 1352 This Left-Wing Attack Piece is the Bologna; Peter Klein and I Are the Slicer

2/28/2019
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I finish my reply to the AlterNet article containing 11 questions that are supposed to demonstrate whether your libertarian friend is a hypocrite or not. Joining me this time is Professor Peter Klein. If the left is going to refute us, it will first need to figure out what we actually believe. Show notes for Ep. 1352

Duration:00:55:14

Ep. 1351 Medicare for All, and Other Disasters

2/27/2019
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Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, discusses what's really wrong with health care (hint: it isn't a lack of government involvement) and how to fix it. Sponsor: Skillshare Show notes for Ep. 1351

Duration:00:27:23