Today I talked to David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, about a bunch of things, among them the problem with Republicans whose analysis (not to mention their advisers) is Keynesian, warnings from Paul Krugman about “austerity,” and… Read More
Archives for March 2014
OK, I’ll Say It: Old Movies Are Unwatchable
I am a heretic on the “old movies are awesome” question. I find old movies unwatchable. (1) Plot twists are exceedingly rare. It’ll be a courtroom drama, and the defendant looks clearly guilty. Oh, you think, there’ll be some twist and he’ll turn out to… Read More
How the Fed Causes Boom and Bust
I like people who are good at explaining things to a general audience. David Howden, economics department chairman at St. Louis University’s Madrid campus, is such a person. Listen to our conversation about the origins of the business cycle. Also, check out my resource page LearnAustrianEconomics.com . And remember to… Read More
Against Fuzzy Thinking
Stephan Kinsella and I reviewed the building blocks of libertarianism on my podcast the other day. This is necessary once in a while — even, or perhaps especially, for libertarians themselves. Have a listen ! Subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher !
Stop Protesting Sweatshops
That’s the message of economist Ben Powell, author of the new book Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy (Cambridge, 2014). As always on my show, the conventional wisdom is turned on its head. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher !
No, We Don’t Need Government for That
Very often libertarians have to be speculative in describing how the voluntary sector might solve this or that problem. Today I talked to Prof. Ed Stringham , author of the forthcoming Private Governance (Oxford University Press), about historical examples of how private institutions have solved problems we… Read More
‘The Passion of Bradley Manning’
Last week I spoke to Chase Madar , author of The Passion of Bradley Manning . Chase is on the Left, with an article archive at The Nation , but he’s part of that small sliver of the Left that opposes war and government surveillance enough that he’s happy to collaborate with any reasonable people who agree,… Read More
Amanda BillyRock on Money, Cops, Women, and More
I talked to Amanda BillyRock — vlogger, Free Stater, Misesian — on my program today. Have a listen ! Remember, subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher ! And take 30% off a subscription to LibertyClassroom.com — where you can become a master debater with our downloadable courses in real U.S. history, economics,… Read More
Libertarians and “Climate Change”
On the Tom Woods Show today I talked to economist Bob Murphy. We hit on two major issues: whether there’s a libertarian approach to “climate change,” and Bob’s argument that slavery can’t persist on a purely free market. Very interesting listening! Click here to check it out. Remember, subscribe to… Read More
What Happened to Our Food? Joel Salatin on the Tom Woods Show
Joel Salatin’s books include Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front and Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World . Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show on iTunes or Stitcher !