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The Tom Woods Show

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Episodes

Ep. 853 A Crummy Ranking of the Crummy Presidents  

C-SPAN recently posted the results of a survey of presidential historians, where they were asked to rank the presidents. Good grief, folks. I discuss some of the results.

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BONUS Ep. 852 Entrepreneur Leaves High-Salary Job He Hates, Becomes Master of eCommerce  

Steve Clayton has guts. He held a top position at Labcorp, where you've likely gone if you needed blood work done. Hundreds and hundreds of people reported to him, and he earned a fortune. But one day he decided: I hate everything about this job, and I refuse to do it one moment longer. So he left.   Eventually, Steve went into eCommerce, and began building 7-figure online stores that he can run from wherever he is in the world. He's one of the world's foremost experts on eCommerce, and in particular how the little guy can create an online store as an additional income stream.   Show notes for Ep. 852

Ep. 851 Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America  

Thomas Jefferson, says biographer Kevin Gutzman, is the most significant statesman in American history. We discuss Jefferson's views on federalism, education, the University of Virginia, slavery, colonization, American Indians, and freedom of conscience.

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Ep. 850 How Federal Bureaucrats Are Making Criminals Out of Ordinary People  

Sheriff Richard Mack joins me to discuss the plague of federal bureaucracies charging people with inane offenses and ruining their lives.

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Ep. 849 The Perils of a National History Curriculum  

Dedra and Brad Birzer, who teach at Hillsdale College, join Tom to discuss the various guidelines issued to teachers of Advanced Placement history, in order to help students prepare for the Advanced Placement exam. It's the usual controversy: two options, neither of which reflects our outlook, are presented as the exhaustive set of possibilities for teaching and interpreting American history.

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Ep. 848 I Shouldn't Write Off the Left Altogether?  

Comedian, podcaster and television personality Dave Smith offers another perspective on my "leftists are hopeless" position.

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Ep. 847 A Conflict of Visions: Michael Malice and Tom Talk Thomas Sowell  

Of all the books Thomas Sowell wrote, A Conflict of Visions was his favorite. There he discusses the fundamental ideas, the competing visions of man and the world that constitute the roots of where our political debates come from. Michael Malice and I discuss these ideas.

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BONUS Ep. 846 How a Guy on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List Took His Company to Massive Success  

Nathan Bond, co-founder and CEO of Rifle Paper Company, made the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015, and has had explosive success since the company's opening in late 2009. How'd he do it?

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Ep. 845 Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education: Are There Positive Things to Hope For?  

There are a bunch of unambiguously good things a secretary of education can do (including, of course, setting her agency up for abolition). We discuss a bunch of them today.

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Ep. 844 After 2016, Where Is the Libertarian Party Today, and Where Is It Going?  

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss the present (and future?) state of the Libertarian Party with a member of the Party's Radical Caucus, Caryn Ann Harlos.

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Ep. 843 The Roots of Political Correctness, with Angelo Codevilla  

This one's a must-listen, both for the topic and also for the guest: the brilliant Angelo Codevilla. What are the true origins of political correctness? Codevilla traces them to sources you'll find chilling -- but when you hear his explanation, everything starts to make sense.

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Ep. 842 Should We Play Nice and Pretend Leftists Aren't Hypocrites When They're Suddenly Outraged by Government?  

Is there anything to be gained by pointing out leftist hypocrisy -- that suddenly they favor limited government, or that they're outraged by Trump Action A, and said nothing in the face of Obama Action B? Shouldn't we just be conciliatory and let bygones be bygones? Bob Murphy and I discuss.

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Ep. 841 Libertarian Robert Ringer on Success from Nothing, and on Gurus Who Are Full of It  

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Ringer discusses going from zero to having the best-selling book in the country, plus the hackneyed success advice from the "experts," tips for advertising and for life, and more.

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Ep. 840 Disagree with Me? I'll Chase You Away and Smash a Starbucks  

In the wake of the violent protests at (and cancellation of) the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California at Berkeley, Daily Caller deputy editor Scott Greer joins me to assess what's gone wrong in the universities and what might be done.

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Ep. 839 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the Horrors of the Soviet System  

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn suffered tremendously at the hands of the Soviet regime, and suffered exile twice after his release from the gulag. How many people in the rising generation know about him? A new book seeks to fix that.

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Ep. 838 What the Obama-to-Trump Transition Could Mean for Our Cars  

Eric Peters, the heroic libertarian car expert, joins me to discuss the usual potpourri of car items in the news, including what the new administration may do in the face of the previous administration's regulatory regime for cars (including the classification of CO2 as a pollutant).

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Ep. 837 Peace Corps Declares War on Philanthropy App Built by My Guest  

Gret Glyer, creator of the extraordinary charitable app DonorSee, updates us on its progress -- as well as the bizarre opposition of the Peace Corps, which is refusing to allow any of its people to cooperate with DonorSee. End the charity monopoly!

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Ep. 836 A Gun Laywer's Briefing on Where Gun Law Is and Where It's Going  

Firearms lawyer Dick Clark discusses current issues in gun law: national reciprocity for concealed carry, why black rifles are nothing to be afraid of, the Hearing Protection Act and the difficulty in obtaining silencers, trends at the state and federal level, and more.

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Ep. 835 Entrepreneur Starts Network of Private Schools; Outperforms, Underspends Public Schools  

Entrepreneur and Mises Institute benefactor Bob Luddy grew frustrated trying to work within the system, and eventually established a series of private schools whose results have been outstanding. We get the details in today's episode.

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Ep. 834 Medical Marijuana Is Allowed Only in Some Places, Right? Not If This Company Has Anything to Say About It  

Plenty of folks have reported good results against a variety of ailments by availing themselves of medical cannabis options. Some American states have begun allowing the use of such options, though even some of those states limit the permission to patients who suffer from a small number of maladies. CannaSense, on the other hand, is making medical cannabis available to patients all over the U.S., and how they're doing it is pretty darn amazing.

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