The indoctrination aspect of “public education” has become more pronounced and obvious in recent months. Ron Paul and I discuss that and other outrages with a system everyone defends and takes for granted, and say a few words in defense of the homeschooling alternative. This… Read More
Archives for April 2018
Ep. 1128 Comedian Owen Benjamin, and the Deranged Leftists Who Stalk Him
Owen Benjamin, who has had a successful career in entertainment, has been having problems with venues canceling on him after rival comedians report him for unapproved thoughts (none of which is actually unreasonable or outside the bounds of legitimate comedy, but you knew that). Opponents… Read More
I’ll Accuse You of “Dogmatism” as I Destroy Your Life and Career
[Today’s issue of the Tom Woods Letter — which you can subscribe to for free when you download my free eBook Your Facebook Friends Are Wrong About Guns .] I have a new best friend: Osita Nwanevu, a “staff writer” at Slate. Scrolling through Twitter today (follow me @ThomasEWoods , by the way),… Read More
Ep. 1127 From Economics Class to Libertarianism — to Politics?
Mitch Toland, once an Obama supporter, made his way into Austrian economics and libertarianism in a most unusual way: his economics professor had him write a paper on Hayekian triangles (a graphical depiction of Austrian capital theory), and this wound up leading him to Ron… Read More
Ep. 1126 Private Cities: Another Path to a Free Society?
Titus Gebel, founder and CEO of Free Private Cities, Inc., discusses how private enterprise can provide services traditionally associated with governments, and why this approach holds promise for the future. Sponsor Skillshare is an online learning community with over 16,000 classes in design, business, and… Read More
Ep. 1125 Are Economists Obsessed With “Efficiency”?
The general public sure thinks they are — and sometimes, economists give them good reason to think so. Bob Murphy joins me to discuss (and critique) the Coase Theorem, which purports to solve an important economic puzzle, but which makes methodologically suspect moves that it… Read More
Contra Cruise Bonuses Disappearing
Bob and I just added more bonuses for early action-takers who book passage soon with us on this year’s Contra Cruise — the best, most enjoyable week of the year. They are: (1) A free, signed copy of Bob’s forthcoming book Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of… Read More