In recent years researchers have discovered therapeutic uses for psilocybin mushrooms where the results have been extraordinary. Kevin Matthews of Decriminalize Denver joins me to discuss these findings, current law, and what the law should be. Sponsor Blinkist lets you read (or listen to) the… Read More
Archives for November 2018
Ep. 1287 The Left Can’t Meme, But We Sure Can
Mance Rayder’s second book is like a bazooka aimed at the leftism that is de rigueur in academia, entertainment, and culture. Using well-chosen memes, Mance demonstrates the double standards and inconsistency that characterize so many leftist arguments, and makes the case for the free society… Read More
Ep. 1286 Can Murray Rothbard Be Explained to Children?
You know you’ve really mastered a topic if you can explain it to a complete beginner and be understood. You’ve truly mastered it if you can convey the basic idea even to a child. And that’s precisely what the Tuttle Twins book series accomplishes. The… Read More
Ep. 1285 The Establishment Is Ignorant: Nullification Edition
Ever since it became known that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has spoken favorably about the right of the states to nullify unconstitutional federal laws, we’ve been treated to a barrage of the usual third-grade arguments from people we are supposed to consider our intellectual… Read More
Ep. 1284 How Northerners Used States’ Rights to Fight Slavery
Nullification — and indeed anything involving the states — is all about slavery, right? What a surprise: the propagandists are wrong again. In this episode, the Tenth Amendment Center ‘s Michael Boldin joins me for some forgotten history: how northerners expressly used the language of nullification and state… Read More
Ep. 1283 Scott Horton on Scott Horton: The Making of a Libertarian Foreign Policy Expert
According to the survey we ran for the Freedom Feud game aboard the Contra Cruise, the #2 most popular guest on the Tom Woods Show is Scott Horton, the great foreign-policy expert. This time, though, we discuss his background, his evolution, how he became a… Read More
Ocasio-Cortez Can Take Your Stuff Because of the Social Contract
The latest issue of the Tom Woods Letter, which all the influential people read. Subscribe for free and receive my eBook The Deregulation Bogeyman as a gift. On Twitter the other day I noted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said she couldn’t afford a D.C. apartment until she started… Read More
Ep. 1282 DEBATE: Should Israel Give Up Territory?
Elliot Resnick and Gene Epstein debate the resolution: “Israel should keep every inch of land it currently possesses.” About the Debaters Elliot Resnick, arguing in the affirmative, is chief editor of The Jewish Press . Gene Epstein, arguing in the negative, is former economics editor of Barron’s and director of… Read More
What’s Worse Than Antiwar Propaganda on Veterans Day?
Pro-war propaganda. A fellow I do a fair amount of business with posted on social media today that this is not a day for “antiwar propaganda.” Nonsense. Veterans’ Day was originally Armistice Day, in commemoration of the cessation of hostilities in World War I. The… Read More
Ep. 1281 The End of World War I: A Look Back 100 Years Later
World War I was a catastrophe for Western civilization. One hundred years ago, on November 11th, it finally came to an end. Author and historian Hunt Tooley joins me for an assessment of the wars long-term consequences for all of us. About the Guest Hunt… Read More