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Your relatives can be the hardest people to reach.
Apparently, I just helped a listener reach her relatives.
Wow oh wow!! I sent your podcast to my extremely liberal, live-in-NYC parents and they loved it!! They agreed with everything you said. In 10 years I have not been able to find a libertarian position on anything that they agreed with. You can’t know what a compliment this is to you, but it is earth-shattering!! I thank you very much. You may have brought a family together!
I have never been able to bring them over to any libertarian positions before and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard them say that WWII ended the Great Depression.
Finally, finally, I think they get it. Thanks to your fabulously clear discussion. Hugely obliged!!
She’s talking about my episode on the hidden costs of war, in which I also cover the claim that World War II ended the Depression.
Evidently, it worked.
Moral of the story: if you have an intransigent relative, send that person this-a-way:
(2) Two things are ending imminently.
(a) It was 1,000 at the beginning today, but now it’s just a few hundred language courses left at 60% off at Rocket Languages, which has been a great affiliate for the show. When they’re gone they’re gone, so check them out: http://www.tomwoods.com/rocket
(b) I always have bonuses if you start a website through my hosting link, but the extra bonus, my 35-minute screencast video that shares with you my website and podcast monetization mechanisms, goes away at midnight tonight. So if you want that bonus, time’s a wasting.
(3) In response to my email this morning, I’m told a bunch of you marched over to the Amazon page for Brion McClanahan’s book 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and responded to the ignorant one-star reviews from people who hadn’t read it. You guys are great! I’m writing to Brion to let him know.