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The Tom Woods Show

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Episodes

BONUS Ep. 825 Ben Settle, the Iconoclast to Whom I Owe Half My Success Online, Makes His Triumphant Return  

It's not just that I've learned more about email marketing from Ben Settle than from anyone else, though I have. (I subscribe to his monthly Email Players newsletter.) I've learned a ton about all kinds of things that have helped me become successful online. He's funny, he's iconoclastic, and he's really smart, so whatever your profession, you'll be glad you listened to our conversation.

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Ep. 824 Do Those 7 Charts Prove Obamacare Has Been a Success?  

Obamacare is back in the news as the prospect of its repeal is discussed in the media. The Los Angeles Times ran seven charts that are supposed to show Obamacare has not been a failure, as Republicans contend, but a great success. Bob Murphy joins me to get to the bottom of it.

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Ep. 823 Major Milestone: Libertarian Walter Block Looks Back on 500 Peer-Reviewed Articles  

Prolific libertarian scholar Walter Block recently reached an almost unheard-of milestone: 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. We look back on the debates he's had and the topics he's covered, and he offers advice about writing and publication based on his years of experience. Fun!

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Ep. 822 The Work of Thomas Sowell: An Appreciation  

Thomas Sowell, a prolific scholar who has had a great influence on me, ended his syndicated column a couple of weeks ago. Gene Epstein of Barron's joins me for an overview of Sowell's work on race, economics, and more.

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Ep. 821 Learn Economics from the Master -- Painlessly  

Shawn Ritenour, a professor of economics at Grove City College, has just filled a very important gap: until now, it's been hard to find a really good book for people to get started reading Ludwig von Mises, the great economist. I personally felt his introductory texts were too introductory, while his treatises were too intimidating. With The Mises Reader, this problem is solved. In this episode we discuss Mises on economic method, Keynes and Keynesianism, and much more.

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Ep. 820 Speculators Aren't Evil, and Neither Is Cinnabon: Common Fallacies Refuted  

Don Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University, joins me to review some of the more common complaints against markets, as reflected in recent books by well-known authors.

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Ep. 819 The Campus Crazies: What They're Up to, and What We Should Do  

I've spoken to numerous professors who have confronted the campus left, so I thought I'd talk to a current college student who writes about these subjects to find out what's really up and what if anything we can do about it.

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Ep. 818 Rothbard v. Rand? Michael Malice and Tom Discuss  

Michael Malice comes to libertarianism more from a Randian perspective, and Tom from a Rothbardian one. Michael recently read The Betrayal of the American Right, Rothbard's part-history, part-autobiography. The resulting conversation is really excellent -- possibly my favorite Malice appearance yet.

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Ep. 817 Death by HR: How Affirmative Action Cripples Organizations  

Human Resources departments have for practical purposes become wings of the federal regime. Instead of seeking out the best employees who also happen to fit the company's internal culture, HR departments have adopted a social work philosophy aimed at boosting particular kinds of candidates. Jeb Kinnison discusses how this came to be in his new book, Death by HR.

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Ep. 816 Liberty Lost a Great Historian in 2016 -- Plus, Nullification and Listener Questions Answered  

We lost Ralph Raico, a great libertarian historian, in December 2016. I spent the first part of this episode discussing his work; see also the link to one of his books below. I also answer several interesting listener questions, then offer to do an escape room with people in two U.S. cities. How could you not listen to this one?

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Ep. 815 Are We Like Rome?  

Does the American system bear any resemblances to Rome during its imperial period? Paul Krugman, who has cheered virtually every step toward empire (we're not talking foreign policy here; we mean empire as in a system dominated by a single man or a single centralized government), has the gall to be concerned all of a sudden. This is episode 66 of my sister podcast, Contra Krugman.

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Ep. 814 A Feminist Takes a Second Look at the Men's Rights Movement  

Documentary filmmaker Cassie Jaye began her project on the men's rights movement as an unsympathetic, almost uncomprehending observer. After letting representatives of that movement tell their story, she had the honesty to admit there was merit in their position.

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Ep. 813 Second Amendment Women  

Shari Spivack, president of the Second Amendment Women Shooting Club, discusses gun rights from the point of view of someone who trains people in firearms usage rather than engages in political activism. Some people should probably stuff envelopes, I guess, but without people like Shari, what have we got?

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Ep. 812 The Truth About Chile's Augusto Pinochet  

The subject of Augusto Pinochet divides Chileans even today: should he be honored for making Chile more prosperous and desirable than its neighbors, or should he be condemned for human rights abuses?

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Ep. 811 Lew Rockwell on Current Events: Trump, Cabinet, and Russia  

Libertarian titan Lew Rockwell joins me to discuss some names in the Trump cabinet, the alleged "Russian hacking," and the overall creepiness of the American ruling class.

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Ep. 810 VidAngel Filters Movies for Families -- So They're Being Sued  

Neal Harmon is CEO of VidAngel.com, which offers streaming movies filtered according to the viewer's preference. Should VidAngel be allowed to do this?

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Ep. 809 How Gun Laws Cost Him His Son and His Freedom  

Brian Aitken was sentenced to seven years in prison -- later commuted by Chris Christie -- on bogus weapons charges. We discuss his case and its larger implications.

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Ep. 808 Deplorable NYU Professor Wins Victory Over SJWs  

Michael Rectenwald, a professor of liberal studies at New York University who describes himself as a lifelong left-liberal, took to Twitter not long ago to express his disgust with political correctness, safe spaces, and SJW intimidation. You can imagine the response from those tolerant lovers of diversity. But he had the last laugh.

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Ep. 806 Homeschooling Shouldn't Intimidate You  

Laura Blodgett, a homeschooling mom of 7, addresses the fears and misconceptions of homeschooling shared by friends and foes alike.

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