Thomas Woods

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Everyone has weighed in on the subject by now — was it right for Tim Thomas not to meet the president at the White House? I didn’t comment on it because I assumed the answer was obvious: the president is guilty of countless...
A few belated thoughts on Ron Paul and the Iowa caucuses.Certainly it’s a disappointment. Some people counter that what matters are the delegates, but in my opinion what actually matters right now is momentum, and an Iowa...
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I read a Reuters article the other day alleging that Ron Paul supporters are drawn from people who don’t have a very good grasp of the issues. Translation: they learn about them from sources other than Newsweek and...
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This question has been asked quite a bit. Here’s a brief answer.(1) If Ron Paul, the most revolutionary candidate in U.S. history, gets elected, it indicates a massive shift in public opinion. Politicians are known for...
A critic writes:Our entire system is based is based on profits and losses driving decision making and economic activity, but our accounting does not always capture all the costs.If I open a new factory near a river for 5...
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The feed-at-the-government-trough scientific establishment hates a truth-teller like Terence Kealey, who makes mincemeat of every argument you’ve ever heard for government science funding. His work had a major impact on my...
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Naji Filali of the Harvard Political Review interviewed me the other day. A sample:HPR: As a senior fellow at the Mises Institute, you have your fingers on the pulse of current policy debates. Which policy...
That’s what Attorney General Eric Holder is pushing for.
Left-liberals have been arguing that the 1798 Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen, which none of them knew about until well after Obama’s health-care bill passed, makes Obama’s bill constitutional. Touching as...
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Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson launched his 2012 presidential campaign Thursday. The commissars of approved opinion instantly condemned him for deviating from the Biden/Romney spectrum. Like Ron Paul, Johnson has...
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It was a packed house Saturday night at Jillian’s in Manchester, where Ron Paul supporters gathered to watch the debate, hear a couple speakers and listen to great music. This was Ron’s best debate performance yet by far,...
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The best line of the film V for Vendetta is uttered by the Chancellor, who thunders at his subordinates: “I want everyone to remember why they need us!”That’s what’s so interesting about Gary Chartier’s 2011 book The...
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And these are the people who want to “spread democracy” around the world.“People are going to look at who comes in second and who comes in third,” Governor Terry Branstad told Politico. “If [Mitt] Romney comes in a strong...
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A reader in Brazil writes to observe that Ron Paul is very good at explaining his positions if he’s given adequate time to do so. Why not do it, then? Let people hear, from Dr. Paul’s own mouth, what he believes across a...
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Harvard’s Dani Rodrik tweets: “Friedman famously used the pencil as an example of the virtues of markets. A socialist/interventionist country (CHN) runs that industry now.”For one thing, it was Leonard Read, not Friedman,...
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Some familiar themes here, but I am emphasizing that the most significant thing about state nullification, about which I have written a book, is that the very discussion of it involves str
As usual, the correct position is the exact opposite of what the major networks bark at you. Among many other good things, lowering the debt ceiling would improve investor confidence, by making clear that fewer resources...
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Obama warns that Social Security payments might not go out if the budget and debt-ceiling impasse is not resolved. I am no supporter of scams funded by expropriation, but if Social Security payments are not made, it will not...
The heroic Foundation for a Free Society is producing a documentary on nullification. Here’s a trailer:

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