Thomas Woods

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...
I discuss this and other issues — the war on drugs and Obamacare — with the Mises Institute‘s Mark Thornton. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show on iTunes or Stitcher!
I explore this and other questions about capitalism with George Reisman, professor emeritus of economics at Pepperdine University and author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics.To listen, click here. 
The Free Staters in New Hampshire are among the express reasons given for why the Concord police department is applying to purchase an armored vehicle.The Free Staters, who are nonviolent, are lumped into the category of “...
Some Robin Hooders in Keene, New Hampshire, who feed parking meters for cars in danger of getting tickets, are being sued by the city. The story says they are harassing the officers who monitor the meters, though this aspect...
The IRS claims that its agents do not need warrants to read private electronic communications, including email and text messages. The ACLU uncovered the policy yesterday following a Freedom of Information Act request. Writes...
A group called Parents for Liberty is starting a network to connect families that genuinely can’t homeschool their children with parents who are willing to take on an extra child to supplement their income. Check it out....
Earlier this month I was asked by a group in Cleveland, Texas, to give an overview of recent U.S. economic history for a beginner audience. This was the result.
Too many fallacies to list in this article from the Washington Post, so let’s focus on this: “Pessimism produces a sluggish economy; a sluggish economy produces pessimism. That’s the main explanation of poor job...
I hope you’re sitting down for this: coverage of the “fiscal cliff” is a lot of hype. Bob Murphy looks at the numbers and concludes that if the government goes over the “cliff,” then some $9 billion in cuts will take place....
What’s the real truth about Common Core? I talked to James Pesta of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on my podcast today. Listen below. (If you prefer, here’s an audio link.) And remember, subscribe to the Tom Woods Show...
On my podcast the other day I took a few minutes to discuss the New York Times, the recent hit piece on Ron/Rand and the Mises Institute, and how to handle a New York Times reporter if you choose to let one...
A fun little chat with Brion McClanahan, author of The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution. (Next month, incidentally, I’ve been asked to speak on secession at St. Louis University School of Law.)
Note how smooth and confident he is in 2007, and how halting and unsure he is in 2013.
I talk to Brion McClanahan, author of The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution, in this brief video. I was in a funny mood this morning, so I decided to include a blooper at the end.
Former Reagan budget director David Stockman had a piece in the New York Times last weekend that I insist you read; it may whet your appetite for his indispensable book. I’m told both Paul Krugman and David Frum are outraged...
This video, from the Swedish version of the IRS, shows what the world would supposedly look like without taxes. All soccer fields would be left to deteriorate. Filth would come out of your shower head. We’d all be driving in...
So the talk these days involves raising the minimum wage to $9. This is not supposed to have any effect on unemployment, even teen unemployment. Now it seems at least conceivable that some teens, who tend to have no...
Harper’s magazine, talking to Monopoly champion Richard Marinaccio, writes:“Monopoly players around the kitchen table”—which is to say, most people—“think the game is all about accumulation,” he said. “You know,...
In case you haven’t seen this yet, here’s CNN’s Piers Morgan interviewing my friend Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. Morgan behaves like a child, using the words “stupid” and “idiot” to refer to his guest, and Pratt...

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