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24 minutes | a day ago
Ep. 1880 Is Progressivism Dying?
I recently read an editorial in Modern Age by editor Dan McCarthy arguing that progressivism's strength is only apparent, and in fact its prospects are not nearly as great as we think. I'd love to believe this. I talk through it in this episode.
46 minutes | 2 days ago
Ep. 1879 Free Market Economists Aren't All the Same: How the Chicago and Austrian Schools Differ
The Chicago School of Milton Friedman and the Austrian School of Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek differ in important ways, and although individuals from both schools have made important contributions to the free society, it's important that we recognize these differences and choose accordingly.
49 minutes | 5 days ago
Ep. 1878 Jay Bhattacharya on Variants, Vaccine Passports, and the Future
Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya covers a wide range of issues in this episode: asymptomatic transmission and how common (or otherwise) it is, how concerned people should be about the variants, what the prospects are for fall and winter, YouTube censorship, what his opinions are of the vaccines, the problems with "vaccine passports," and more.
39 minutes | 6 days ago
Ep. 1877 Bitcoin for Beginners
John Bush joins us for an overview of the importance of Bitcoin and his recommendations for beginners.
25 minutes | 7 days ago
Ep. 1876 Charity Without Coercion
Jeff Perry and Logan Davies of Voluntaryism in Action join us to discuss private solutions to poverty and distress. Sponsor: If you're tired of doom and gloom in your financial analysis, Merk Research offers a balanced, unbiased approach to the market and economy. Get a three-month free trial of their material at
43 minutes | 9 days ago
Ep. 1875 Michael Malice on How to Make Radical Ideas Approachable
Michael Malice joins us to exchange strategies for introducing ideas (like ours) that will likely shock people who have never encountered them before. It's a great discussion as usual.
35 minutes | 10 days ago
Ep. 1874 Eric July on Liberty, P.C. Comics, and the Fate of Live Music
The multitalented Eric July, who's a successful musician and libertarian content creator, joins us for a potpourri episode on SJWs in the comic book world (including a recent matter involving Jordan Peterson), music in COVID times, and how he built a lifestyle where work seems like leisure.
19 minutes | 12 days ago
Ep. 1873 The Scourge of Cowardice in 2021
We face a paradox: the most cowardly people in our society constantly trumpet their alleged bravery. The bravest people, meanwhile, are the ones held in the most contempt. Let's sort this out.
42 minutes | 13 days ago
Ep. 1872 Time to Build Our Own
With things getting crazier and more disturbing by the day, we need to think seriously about building our own institutions. In this episode I give Liberty Classroom, my educational subscription website, as an example. But the time may come for some of us where the institution we need to build is our own independent livelihood. And here again Liberty Classroom, as a subscription service, is a useful model to consider. The great Stu McLaren is the expert on all this, and he joins us both for a pep talk and to instruct us. Guest's Workshop:
36 minutes | 14 days ago
Ep. 1871 The Economic Fallout of 2020
Our old friend John Tamny of RealClearMarkets.com joins us to discuss the economic folly that accompanied the coronavirus panic.
37 minutes | 15 days ago
Ep. 1870 Saifedean Ammous on Bitcoin, Present and Future
The great Saifedean Ammous joins us to discuss current trends in Bitcoin, whether it's in a "bubble," what its advantages are, what the future may hold, and why all of this should matter to libertarians.
63 minutes | 16 days ago
Ep. 1869 The Tom Woods Secrets
In this episode, podcaster James Jenneman (of ) draws out quite a bit from ol' Woods about my books and work, the virus craziness (not too much about that, though), my productivity, mindset advice, my secret business adviser, the problem of making politics into a religion, and more. Sponsor: If you're tired of doom and gloom in your financial analysis, Merk Research offers a balanced, unbiased approach to the market and economy. Get a three-month free trial of their material at
42 minutes | 20 days ago
Ep. 1868 Dave Smith on Vaccine Passports
Dave Smith, host of Part of the Problem, joins us to discuss vaccine passports and the response from the Libertarian Party and two of its state affiliates.
44 minutes | 21 days ago
Ep. 1867 How Poor Countries Become Rich
What is the process by which countries develop economically? It used to be assumed that government-to-government transfers were indispensable. That view has fallen somewhat out of favor, but there are still plenty of errors in the way some economists think about this question. Shawn Ritenour, professor of economics at Grove City College and author of a forthcoming book on development economics, joins us for the right answer.
39 minutes | 22 days ago
Ep. 1866 The Anthony Fauci Phenomenon
Anthony Fauci, although perhaps known to public health specialists and an advisor to numerous White Houses, was largely unknown to the American public until early 2020. Since then, his stature has been elevated to the point that many people equate his name with science itself, at least in terms of the virus. Steve Deace, co-author of a new book on Fauci, asks the questions and gives the answers we won't see in the New York Times.
34 minutes | 23 days ago
Ep. 1865 The Twenty-Five Minute Case Against the on 2020 (and 2021) Insanity
The heroic Nick Hudson of (Pandemics -- Data and Analytics) recently spoke at an investment conference held by South Africa's and laid out the point-by-point case against the insanity.
32 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 1864 Gene Epstein on More Bad Arguments for the Minimum Wage
Gene Epstein joins us to refute a Dean Baker article claiming that another reason to raise the minimum wage is that it has not kept pace with increases in productivity. Gene has the numbers, as usual. Sponsor: If you're tired of doom and gloom in your financial analysis, Merk Research offers a balanced, unbiased approach to the market and economy. Get a three-month free trial of their material at
38 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 1863 Amazing Innovations -- Stymied by Regulators
Patrick Reasonover joins me to discuss They Say It Can't Be Done, a documentary about four extraordinary innovations -- for example, a 3D printing technology with the potential to eliminate the organ waitlist -- that have run into a common roadblock: regulation.
37 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 1862 Ivor Cummins Answers Forbidden COVID Questions
The brilliant and heroic Ivor Cummins, whose COVID work has been outstanding and thorough, returns to deliver more truth.
34 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 1861 The Green New Deal: Worse Than You Think
Marc Morano returns to the show to discuss the craziness of the Green New Deal, which turns out to be even worse than you thought.
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