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You and I complain a lot, and rightly so, but we do of course have a positive program. I asked David Stockman, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan Administration, to outline what specifically we should do if the political winds ever shifted seriously in our direction.
Michael Malice, King of Twitter, has built a large audience in part through his astute use of social media. Sponsor: With Egnyte, your small to medium-size business can share files securely, safe from ransomware, and with a user-friendly interface your team will love. Start your free trial today at .
Left-leaning libertarians have actually been claiming, if you can believe this, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose worldview is altogether confused and state-centered, is actually the best libertarian in Congress. She is certainly better, they say, than Thomas Massie. Since this is insane, I decided to smash it. Sponsor: Getting clobbered by your competitors? Invisible in the search engines? Your leads at a trickle -- or nonexistent? Persist SEO can turn that all around for your business. Check them out at
Chet Peters, who operates Fake Mask USA, has had to reckon with Big Tech in all its various manifestations while selling to the public an actually breathable mask. Sponsor: Cheeky Maiden Soap is a family-run business operated by libertarian fans of the Tom Woods Show that makes all-natural soaps and other cleansers that you'll surely love. Take 25% off your order with code WOODS at
Israel has been in the news around the world for its vaccination rates and hospitalization rates, and for its "green pass" vaccine passport system. Rafi Farber reports from Israel in today's episode about what's happening. Sponsor: Hey, libertarians stuck in the miserable dating scene: here's what you've been waiting for. Dröm is a free, new, values-based dating app. You pick dealbreakers and dealmakers such as politics, religion and any other values. As soon as someone matches your dealbreakers and dealmakers, and you match theirs, you get a notification. Sign up for free at , and use code woods.
Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss the emerging one-party state in America. This isn't the kind of conversation we might have had in the old days, lamenting the lack of difference between the two parties. This time the emergence of a one-party state is taking a different form: the demonization and isolation of dissidents by the Democrats in particular.
Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and foreign-policy adviser to then-Congressman Paul from 2001 to 2012, joins me to reflect on the events and significance of September 11, 2001, twenty years on. Sponsor: Getting clobbered by your competitors? Invisible in the search engines? Your leads at a trickle -- or nonexistent? Persist SEO can turn that all around for your business. Check them out at
Opposed by midwits everywhere but cheered by lovers of freedom and science, Congressman Thomas Massie has been a voice of reason over the past year and a half. Today I was able to reach him in a remote part of Georgia he was passing through to get his thoughts on the Biden vaccine mandates and what people can do.
I cover several topics in this potpourri episode: what life is like in a COVID-normal country, an idiotic and phony story the media jumped on because it made normal people look bad, and the insider who's writing the tell-all book about COVID -- and Fauci and Birx -- in 2020.
In this day and age it's more important than ever to stand out -- and easier than ever, since more and more people are crazy. In this episode Connor Boyack and I review some of the rules that will serve you (and your teenage children) well.
The lunatics really took things up a notch in 2020 and 2021, such that normal people feel more on the defensive than ever before. Ben Settle, who taught me email marketing, has advice for the world's contrarians in an age when every official channel demands conformity or else. Sponsor: Press House Coffee: Take 20% off your first order when you use promo code WOODS at
Stephen Presser, legal affairs editor for Chronicles magazine and professor of legal history emeritus at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, joins me for a review of the surveillance state and other issues of current importance.
It's more and more obvious that the differences within the United States are irreconcilable. Some form of peaceful separation is clearly the only humane solution. Historian Brion McClanahan joins me to discuss what that would look like in practical terms. Special Offer:
The use of vaccination status to divide society into two classes is spreading around the world, more intensely in some places than others. Today we take a look at what's happening in Lithuania, and whether the potential exists for enough noncompliance to bring the system down. Emilia Mituziene joins me.
Once you read Murray Rothbard, you can never look at the world the same way again. In 1992 he delivered the best libertarian speech I have ever heard, so full of insight that I had to devote an entire episode to it. The key questions: who are the bad guys, and what should we do about them?
We hear from libertarian critics of Ron Paul and Murray Rothbard (yes, such people exist, believe it or not) that they pursued something called "the paleo strategy," which today is ridiculed and dismissed without actually being addressed or refuted. Tho Bishop of the Mises Institute joins me to discuss who the paleos were and, to the extent they had a strategy, what it was. Hint: it did not involve tripping over themselves to adopt whatever crazy cultural demand the left was making on a given day. Sponsor: Press House Coffee: Take 20% off your first order when you use promo code WOODS at
Ever since 1789 and the French Revolution, politics in the West has come to resemble a religion with its dogmas, heretics, and messianic language. In our own day, this is especially evident among the "woke" crowd, but the phenomenon itself is an old one. Special Offer: We love our monthly Happily date box — it's full of games, recipes, and activities that bring us closer together. With a different theme each month, it's something we're always thrilled to receive. Take 50% off your first date at
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Liberty activist Anthony Welti has taken to the road to go cross country spreading what he's learned about winning votes, raising money, and persuading people of our ideas. He's been excellent and outspoken on the vaccine passport nonsense and indeed the entire COVID regime. Sponsor: Press House Coffee: Take 20% off your first order when you use promo code WOODS at
Murray Sabrin, who taught finance at Ramapo College for many years, joins us to explain how we take the dysfunctional American health care system and transform it into one that produces excellent care at affordable prices. The main ingredient in this transformation: capitalism.
Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress joins me to discuss his recent congressional testimony regarding the energy situation in impoverished Puerto Rico, where progressives would make an already dire situation much worse. Sponsor:
Civil liberties attorney Jenin Younes, who goes by (@Leftylockdowns1), lost most of her left-liberal friends over her stance on COVID and lockdowns, so of course she's an ideal Tom Woods Show guest. Sponsor: Press House Coffee: Take 20% off your first order when you use promo code WOODS at
I'm back behind the microphone after taking it easy during a battle with pneumonia that still isn't quite over, but thrilled to talk to Fred and Richard Fairbrass of Right Said Fred, who have had #1 hits in over 70 countries and have been outstanding during the COVID fiasco. Sponsor: Save yourself the time and hassle of going to the Post Office, and get discounts on postage, with Stamps.com. Get a four-week free trial plus free postage and a digital scale when you go to , click on the microphone at the top right of the screen, and type code WOODS.
I got to know the brilliant financial mind Larry Lepard during the 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaigns, when at great personal expense he took out full-page ads for Dr. Paul in USA Today and the New York Times. Discussed today: the inevitable inflation and collapse of fiat that is coming, why not to invest in bonds, the relative merits of gold, silver, and Bitcoin. PlanB's "stock to flow ratio" and Bitcoin, Michael Saylor/Microstrategy's Bitcoin-holding "corporate treasury" strategy. When a Bitcoin ETF is coming. How Harry Browne's "permanent portfolio" approach might be adjusted in view of the looming problems with cash and bonds and the emergence of Bitcoin. Guest host Stephan Kinsella fills in for me.
Guest host Stephan Kinsella talks to Shane Hazel about his growing awareness of liberty and Austrian economics while in the Marines in Iraq, his run for Senate on the Libertarian ticket in 2020 in Georgia and his role as "spoiler," his future plans to run for Governor of Georgia, and his proposals to fix the broken criminal justice system.
The outstanding Gret Glyer, creator of the DonorSee philanthropy app, has made it possible for donors to see the results of their donations -- you can help fund someone's eye surgery, and you'll receive a video of the person seeing for the first time. Gret has some excellent news for us today and I know you'll all be excited to hear it.
Patrick Moore helped found Greenpeace but left the organization when he thought it had drifted into anti-science hysteria. In his new book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom, he reviews case after case of scare stories that turned out to have nothing behind them. Special Offer: We love our monthly Happily date box — it's full of games, recipes, and activities that bring us closer together. With a different theme each month, it's something we're always thrilled to receive. Take 50% off your first date at
Former Maine state senator Eric Brakey, who's now with Young Americans for Liberty, makes the case for why libertarians should be optimistic rather than pessimistic. Sponsor: Press House Coffee: Take 20% off your first order when you use promo code WOODS at
Back in March a series of raids were carried out on various properties throughout New Hampshire, with six people arrested on charges connected with cryptocurrency activity. The legal outcome could help to establish whether Bitcoin is a currency or an asset, a question that has implications for IRS taxing power vis-a-vis Bitcoin. Aria DiMezzo, one of the six under indictment, joins me to discuss.
"Antifa is an idea, not an organization," we're told. Well, that "idea" sure seems to burn down a lot of buildings, doesn't it? Jack Posobiec joins me to discuss the violent movement that the media makes excuses for or ignores. Sponsor: Save yourself the time and hassle of going to the Post Office, and get discounts on postage, with Stamps.com. Get a four-week free trial plus free postage and a digital scale when you go to , click on the microphone at the top right of the screen, and type code WOODS.
A member of my Supporting Listeners group suggested that I revisit the old Ron Paul days (the 2008 campaign in particular) for the sake of the young folks who weren't around for them and don't understand how significant they were. I've got some pretty detailed recollections here that I'm sure you'll enjoy. And since next month at the Young Americans for Liberty event I'll be on a panel commenting on the great For Liberty documentary about the 2008 campaign, the time seemed right to do this. Extraordinary things happened in those days. Enjoy.