Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis.) A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)
I spoke today to Larry Reed of the Foundation for Economic Education, the venerable institution that played such a key role in promoting free-market ideas at a low point for those ideas in American history. It’s important for us to know our own history, so I’m glad I had this chance today. Click here for the audio file, or listen below via the YouTube version.
How did eastern Europe transition away from communism? What were conditions like on the eve of the transformation? What factors contributed to it? What happened to all the property owned by the state? Today I discussed the Polish case with Professor Mateusz Machaj. You guys have been asking for this topic, and here it is!
Thanks so much for listening in over the past year! I did today’s show on my own, answering listener questions about child labor, working-hours legislation, the minimum wage, and how to tell your kids their textbooks are screwy. Have a listen!
Mateusz Machaj joined me today to discuss the fashionable “Taylor Rule,” a rule for monetary policy that supposedly would have prevented the housing bubble. Matt shows how to respond to this claim. Have a listen!
I recently did a Q&A episode of my show in which among other things I answered a question about my graduate school experience at Columbia after — to my surprise — people on my Facebook page told me they wanted to know. Have a listen!
Scott Horton joined me today to discuss the Obama intervention against ISIS. Staying out is the only course of action that makes sense, Scott argues. Have a listen!
I talked to Redmond Weissenberger of Mises Canada today about health care, government growth, political correctness, and more. Have a listen!
Today I talked to Carlos Miller, creator of PhotographyIsNotACrime.com and author of The Citizen Journalist’s Photography Handbook, about monitoring police behavior through video. What a compelling personal story Carlos has. Well worth your time. Here’s the audio, and below is a YouTube version.
Today I spoke once again to Michael Huemer, a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey. When we last spoke, Huemer went through the key arguments for the legitimacy of the state — the social contract, democracy, etc. — and showed why they fail. Today we focused on the Hobbesian argument for the state, and then focused on some of the problems with democracy, as laid out in a key chapter of Huemer’s book. Have a listen!
I spoke to Lew Rockwell of LewRockwell.com and the Mises Institute today about the life and work of Murray Rothbard, about whom I had not yet devoted an episode of the Tom Woods Show. Here’s an interesting way to jump into Rothbard for the first time, or, for you more seasoned people, to learn more about the man and his significance. The YouTube version is below. But of course, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher so you don’t miss an episode!
Here’s the essay “Read Rothbard” that we mention in the show. And check out Lew’s latest book, Against the State: An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto.
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