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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

"How huge part of a man's life is the same under assault and in the senate and he goes on but to me. I love that sentiment. But then i'll go posted on social media and people are like you know as a christian you have to be involved in in the political discussion all the time because we have this societal responsibility to do it so i don't know what the balances they're interesting but the thing is that what they're mixing up is society and politics right right. Can't can't we resolve matters among ourselves without politics. We're always has to be one size. Winner-takes-all one side takes everything. So the the of the there's a mean that's going around right now where it shows. Here's the marketplace and here's ice cream. There's a million flavors you pick the one you want everybody's happy. Then you have american politics you have two flavors and a fifty one percent chooses this flavor. Everybody has that flavor. How is that improvement. And so why would i want as few questions as possible to be resolved in that kind of way. I want as many as possible to be resolved in a matter of well. Maybe we can't agree among ourselves. Now there's no grou- grinch there are some issues. That are so important that we just have to fight them out. I'll grant you but not all of them and sometimes you do more damage even to your own side by fighting it would. It would be much better for me not to try to go to san francisco and make them all live like me that that's never gonna work and meanwhile be neglecting my own children. It'd be much better if san francisco. When i declared a truce and you live your way. And i'll live my way. And maybe by the force of our example one of us want to emulate the other but instead but instead we're just constantly either every four years every two years or now it seems like constantly. We're gonna civil war with each other all the time. And i can't imagine that it's healthy for people for our mental health for our social health to be constantly at odds with each other ripping each other apart with our with our incompatible worldviews. I want these things resolved outside the realm of politics where where more than one side can win and we and we can have peace. Hey you are you enjoying this interview. I am oh i- serum and actually probably sweating trying to think of new questions this very moment. But if you're enjoying it you should become babylon subscriber because the interviews are much longer. Yes and we also have the most fun because the portion of the interview. That does not go up here on youtube. Publicly can't be googled. Sar guess kind of kick back a little bit and get a little looser. They tell us what they really think. And we always do our ten questions which for everybody intends to be the funnest part of the show. Yes so become battle on beat subscriber babylon dot com slash plans. And you get the full interview show and you also get it a day early to now so my the other thing that i think a lot of christians got hung up on and i don't know where you stand on these things but when they hear the word libertarian. I think of a lot of them get hung up on the idea of legalizing drugs legalising prostitution. When does it seems like. That's like the libertarian. Stance is generally like that and there was an assumption about abortion to and also working out that you're teaming up with pro choice people and those are the biggest hangups. I think for christians when it comes to the idea of going full on libertarian. Lib live my approach in these. I'm pro-life so that that resolves that question and there are plenty of prolife. Libertarians as libertarians for life has a great website with some great articles on it and they actually make although they don't have to. You can be religious and be a libertarian. But they they make secular arguments against abortion that. I also find very persuasive that respond to a lot of the common arguments that you hear that. The fetus is an unwanted parasite and so i have the right to expel it. They take care of all those sorts of arguments. Just the way i look at the state is i. Don't want this thing defending my values because five minutes from now it's going to be attacking me and it's going to be assaulting everything i value so i don't want to depend on it i. I'll build my own society with my own values without its help but but right now i mean what more needs to happen before you realize this thing. This thing's not going to be reformed in your lifetime. There's no is just no way it will ever be your friend. It might be your friend for ten minutes. And then you're going to hand over to it all these powers that will then be turned against. You know this is going to. I wish the problems that we face could be solved by a political argument and a vote. These problems are going to take rolling up your sleeves and working and proselytizing and teaching and countering the wrong ideas and making videos and teaching people and explaining things. It's going to take that and it's going to take one soul at a time. I wish we could just have a vote and it's all resolved but it's not now in terms of the other two issues that you mentioned. Well i know that. Thomas acquaintance won't appeal to every viewer but we can at least agree. Thomas aquinas was not an atheist. Let's say right. He spent his entire life contemplating god and theological questions and it was his view that when it came to something like prostitution it could in fact be tolerated because there are there are some situations where when you ban something the outcome could actually be worse and so for example with the drug war. I think the outcome is worse. Because i don't actually think it is possible by the way people could use more drugs if they were legal. That's possible there are countries where they've done this and they haven't had that effect but think about somebody in your life who has a drug problem and ask yourself is imprisonment. The best approach for that person and and what we surely know is going to happen to that person in prison. Is that honestly. The christian approach to this issue is just lock them in a cage with with people you wouldn't want to be within a thousand miles of. That's the best approach. You can come up with. There has to be a more compassionate approach and by the way those are the only two options. Those are the only two options some compassionate approach where we try to get people to help they or we locked them in a cage. And the libertarian. Position is simply saying. Don't want them in a cage. Do whatever else you want. Give them all the resources you want to give them. All the education all the therapy whatever it is but just don't put them in a cage and likewise the way it's not like banning prostitution makes it go away they don't call it the world's oldest profession for nothing somehow it's been evading all these regulations for thousands of years but the way it used to be handled would be well. It went on in the bad part of town. That you that you keep out of but pretty much everybody somewhere along. The line has some moral foibles and we don't necessarily think that these solution to it is. She is to humiliate him completely but rather to to provide for his moral education. But so just because you tolerate. Something doesn't mean that you want it to be shouted from the rooftops everywhere or available outside a school house or whatever. Private property in a in a society of of entirely private property would resolve this because nobody nobody would want to live like that. Nobody wants a school. That has a heroin dealer outside the door. Nobody wants so that that doesn't happen. That this resolves all these kinds of questions about who gets to protest where and who gets to scream and whose face. Well it depends on who owns the property and that tends to result again peacefully peacefully. Resolve these problems. Yeah you mid wit out all right. Well let's move into our subscriber portion. All right we'll ask the real steamy questions real down into some more. Geez they're going to get harder than these are questions will ask the other twenty questions for michael malice.

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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

08:44 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

"Trolled and also audience. You should buy tom's books. Yeah also by towns book which apparently are not as good as michael's books if you've had a lobotomy. You might think that all right. Well i think okay so now. Actually interviewing that was michael got twenty minutes or interview. We did a huge solid on that one. So i'm i'm a amid. Would that count. Because i'm so. I'm not like super. I became more libertarian-leaning recently but i'm not like a guy who's read books like dan back here. In fact i was saying during our interview. We should each kind of like on. Who wants to be a millionaire. You get one lifeline to dan. Because dan reads a bunch of like amid it would be somebody who in the middle of a discussion about mitigation of the virus. Comes along and says well. You know what's really important. Social distancing social distancing consists of trying to stay like six feet. Apart as a way of. Now we've been through this for fifteen blankety blank months. How could you possibly think. I'm unfamiliar with the term social distancing or think that an argument that i've obviously heard a million times answers me or you know what's really important masks. Okay maybe you believe that but if that's not an original everyone's already been talking about that for fifteen months so that's not actually an argument. That's just you repeating something you heard on television. That's amid wit okay. So it's not me. No you're not a bit but now with our our audience is largely christian and their faith is a big deal to them. And i i'm interested in your. I'm sure you've answered this a million times every question because you do a lot of this stuff. How do you connect faith to libertarianism. Your views on economics. What is the case you make to. Somebody like that. Who just goes well christian. I don't get so into economics and politics and stuff like that all right well. We'll just start with politics more. Generally i mean. I don't really care for it. I find myself drawn to it. Because just as a matter of self defense i have to be involved in it but i would say that particularly in this day and age. There's just no possibility. The state has ever going to be your friend even if you thought it might possibly be. That's just not going to happen. The kinds of people who are drawn to it and who remain in the permanent bureaucracy or people who cannot stand the sight of you and they broadcast this to you almost daily and even if somebody manages to get into the white house who kind of likes you a little. He's going to spend his time fighting against an entrenched bureaucracy. That wants to resist. Every is every move so far better to try to build a parallel life apart from the coercive of structures of the bureaucracy. Build something build up your community build up your church build up your friendships build up all these beautiful small voluntary arrangements. That really are what america's all about alexis de tocqueville. All the way back in the eighteen thirty said that that was his impression when he visited the united states he said in europe. You have all these problems and the government has always trying to fix them. He says whereas in the united states instead of that there's always some voluntary association that comes together to try to make things better. And i think just as a matter of plausibility the especially since the french revolution. The french revolution granted was aimed at the religious aspect of it was aimed at the catholic church but that wasn't because they were protestants. Okay that was because they the fact that they read they started the calendar all over again and they dated the the year from the when they killed the monarch and they made the weeks into ten day weeks instead of seven which would make it almost impossible over time to remember when sunday was. That's not like they didn't accidentally do that. You know they. They didn't accidentally enthrone a statue of the goddess reason in the cathedral of notre dame just because they had nothing else to do. This was a pretty obviously anti-christian movement and the idea of a single indivisible almighty irresistible state was at the heart of the french revolution and that's been the heart of almost all regimes in the western world since then is one single irresistible power center and when that power center is aimed against you. You're gonna wish you had a little patchwork of of tiny little jurisdictions of the kind that i'm describing so i think in order to build the kind of life we want. We need to stop trying to build some some some gigantic tower of babel and instead build wants all around us be humble and not not try to fashion the world into into a vision that we have when when our own our own kids are struggling just to not be corrupted by a crazy world. I mean we have to get a priority straight. You have your family. You have your your neighbors. you have your church. These things will take up enough of your time without trying to build some giant empire something or or have a single irresistible power center so and then which when it comes to economics economics is not just about money and profit like these are things that are beneath us that. We're we're too sophisticated for that. That that's for i for stupid materialistic people. That's all wrong. The economy is how we cooperate with each other when there are more than ten us in the world when there are ten of us we all know each other's names and we can all hand out assignments to everybody but when there are billions and billions of. Us is impossible to do that so we have to figure out. What's the best way for us to all work together. So that as many needs as we have can be satisfied and so that people can lead flourishing lives. People are not going to be able to have a study group reading kelvin's institutes if they're on the verge of starvation. They're going to be thinking. They're going to be extremely materialistic. If they're on the verge of starvation okay guarantee you that's not gonna make them purer and more spiritual it's going to make them radically materialistic so so to me then the economy. It's it's understanding. The economy means understanding. How it's possible that the smallest thing like a ham sandwich or a book that requires a vast number of inputs. I mean the book is you got to grow a tree and shot and chop it down with an axe and the act requires steel. Then you gotta do mining and all the who knows how to do all those things and who could possibly coordinate everybody doing them in just the right amounts at just the right time so as to bring together this this consumer item. That costs us two dollars. That's like a miracle if you're not sure about how that happens i don't know what to tell you. That's a wonderment. it's a miracle and so what it's showing us is how it's possible for us to flourish and live together peacefully peacefully where no one steals from anybody else. Nobody aggressives against anybody else. Nobody harms anybody else. But just through our own natural activities of providing for our families which we have an obligation to do Because if you do not provide for your for your own household you're you are worse than a heathen then to me. This is like one of the most beautiful things in the world. Is that when you when you get bureaucracy. Out of the way when there's no guy shouting orders of people through a bullhorn and extraordinary order not chaos but order spontaneously emerges and. That's a very appealing world to me where we treat each other as i treat you as an end in yourself. You're not a means to my ends. I don't issue orders to you to satisfy my desires. You are an end in yourself. And i treat you that way. I don't just grab things that belong to you. I don't interfere in your plans. You are an end in yourself. And i think that's the kind of society we should want. It's a it's a real struggle with politics and religion. I think because for me. It's like i want to chesterton wrote. We tend to make politics. Two important g k chesterton..

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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

"Of the answer is well. If there's if there's power to be had and money to be made by doing a particular thing people are going to be drawn to that particular thing and right now. They've got a pretty good scheme going whereby they educate the kids into thinking that it's good and right that they should be ruled over by why's overlords who know better than they do. What's best for them. And by coincidence those people get to collect taxes and lorded over them and enjoy power and privilege and wealth at the expense of the rest of the public. That's a pretty good gripped you know. Kind of griff. Ter- approach so. It's very very hard to resist as an i essay there are. There's a reason and this would take the entire episode. But there's a reason that people who tend to be in education support this arrangement and so kids grow up thinking. well look i remember all the presidents. Were looking down on me from the school room. Wall all the presidents from george washington all the way up to the present. We're looking down on me with their benign visages as i did my work and so they're inclined to look at them as people who were just innocently pursuing the common good but if instead if walmart ran the schools and ascended the president's they put everybody on the walmart board of directors up there and the kids went home and said well. There's no questioning walmart. I mean i see. They're nice faces up on the wall and they're paying for the school. They must be good. We would all think that was really creepy. But if the kids come home and say oh my goodness where would we be without these great presidents. I'd probably be dead in a ditch or earning ten cents. An hour or my computer monitor would be exploding in my face. If it weren't for these people we would think well. Yeah he's just being patriotic. Say.

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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

"Crap. I look in all seriousness. I love the honest to goodness. I love the guy of so. I'll say i actually asked this question. I had matt welsh on my podcast now. That name might not mean much to some of your listeners. But matt welsh has been associated with reason magazine for a long time and there was a little bit of a spat between reason magazine and me and i i don't i don't wanna fight with people i honestly don't and so michael said you know you two should should hash this out. So we both went on michael's podcast and then we each went on each other's program. So i had matt well. John and the very first question. I asked i said now. Look you and i have been tiptoeing around this and we have to. He's thinking i'm going to ask him about rothbart. Some controversial figure and i said but we just need to get this question on the table. What do you like best about michael. So he's off. Okay that i am but what he said was was quite similar. My own answer. Which is his loyalty malice again. If you don't know michael mouses follow me on twitter you'll never be the same again. Your brain will be more but in a good way. It's a good kind of warping that occurs when you follow malice. But he is a. He's a very loyal friend if he's your friend he's your friend through thick and thin and i saw that the very first time. I met him very first time. I met him when you would think you know you're trying to be friendly very first time. You you know you wouldn't really try to open up pandora's box or or cause controversy. Just want to become friends. And i made a comment about somebody. It turns out he likes respects very much and instead of just letting it pass. It's just in the interest of of keeping our first meeting pleasant whatever he gently but firmly pushed back against an explain the merits of this person and i remember thinking. Wow if he'll do that for this person you know. I guess he just does that for his friends. And that's that's how he's the kind of guy some terrible is happening in my life and he'll get on the phone for an hour and a half with me and we'll work it up and there just aren't that many people in this world like that and he doesn't always give away his softy side online and he seems like he's tough as nails sometimes but he is deep down a softy tree at twitter michael malice in real life. Michael mauser. not exactly the same person and say you've talked about michael malice longer than ron paul. I don't know. I had a self because over the course of my career. I've trust me. I've talked about ron paul. Another question from superfan. What's with all the books.

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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

05:40 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

"Question that they asked him all right. You know what. I'm going to give an honest answer to that question when a time it ahead of time or nearby. Put a little clock here. Maybe do one minute all right. Now ron paul. Let's hear are so ron. Paul was a multi term congressman who first entered congress in nineteen seventy six served until eighty four then left for a while and came back in ninety six ran for president twice as a republican. Once as a libertarian and unlike everybody else he managed to bring up issues like the federal reserve. What causes boom bust cycles. Whether it's a good idea for the us government to have a military presence as far flung as it is but beyond that he would say things to audiences that didn't wanna hear them so he'd go down to florida and say we shouldn't have the embargo against cuba he'd be in south carolina and say we need to end the drug war so he didn't use focus groups or whatever he just appealed to people that their natural sense of what's right and wrong and what. We ought to find appealing a politician. Somebody who just tells us the truth regardless of what we wanna hear and he made he got young people to read thousand page economic treatises. Whereas if you try to ask yourself. What did rick santorum accomplish. No one even remembers who he was. It's been sixty seconds. You're done i did. I was mentally counting the seconds. Because i actually didn't have a clo- okay. Well we have Question number two from super fans nullification. Didn't we settle that issue with the whole civil war thing. okay now. i don't know if these are meant to be like questions that they know. I've answered all right no problem i'll do it well. I what is nullification. Because i don't want to assume. I don't like when people just use crazy lingo as if the whole world knows what it means. This happens all the time. I don't know well when the fed buys securities. Okay you've already lost half the country. Why are you talking like this anyway. So nullification is the idea that the states have to be able to challenge the federal government if it violates the constitution that if the federal government has a monopoly on interpreting the constitution it will interpret it in its own favor and that the entire history of the early republic demonstrates that the united states was not meant to be a single indivisible blob it was a collection of societies each with its own rights and liberties that's why the constitution refers to the united states in the plural. The united states are and we see this in fact in my book nullification. I go through all this forgotten early. History of the sovereignty of the peoples of the states and that this was understood by everyone north and south alike northern states appeal to the principle of nullification if anything even more often than the southern states did the northern states referred to it to fight against thomas. jefferson's embargo eighteen. O seven to nine. We see daniel webster. The consummate northern unionist saying that if during the war of eighteen twelve the federal government should attempt to the mad project of conscripting men into the military. It would be up to massachusetts to resist that so this this is just normal talk. This was normal. This is how you keep. The federal government in check is not by waving a piece of paper and its face. Oh look it's the constitution. It's a magic amulet. This will protect our liberties. This is not plausible. There needs to be some genuine pushback now in terms of whether the civil war settled this well. First of all the civil war was not fought over nullification. Secondly the northern states used it. If from what. I can see from what i've chronicle more often than the southern ones did. And actually if you look at jefferson davis farewell address to the senate. He's complaining about nullification. He's complaining about the northern states nullifying the fugitive slave laws which indeed they did in multiple forms so that not only that i don't think it's a civilized person comes to the conclusion that intellectual arguments are settled by violence. So you're telling me that. If the nazis had one world war two then i guess. The whole question of antisemitism has been settled. Who would think that way right. Or who would look at the indian wars and say well guess. The question of the plains indians has been settled by that. No one thinks that way. If you came home to your parents after getting beaten up on the playground they would not say. Well i guess that settles that right. I guess you were in the wrong. No one thinks that way except here we feel like well our war settled that's throng way to think about. Don't get mad at us. Get mad at the superfan. No i'm speaking to a hypothetical hypothetical superfan asks. What do you like. Best about michael malice. No not this. She can't that guy. Leave me in peace. Everywhere i turn. Jeez i don't know how he's done this to me. And if you don't know who michael malices. He's a celebrity ghost writer who was made famous by me. His multiple appearances on the tom would show and who now thinks he can outshine me.

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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

"Why this question my wing of is doing great. It's growing and full of energy and youth. I think i'm the oldest guy in it. At this point. I used to be the youngster. And now i'm you know. I'm like the elder statesman at this point. But that's the way. I want it and of course then. We have the the libertarian world. That is desperate for approval. And i'm telling you if you are a heterodox if you have a heterodox perspective and you're desperate for approval that's a bad combination because something's gotta give their and it won't be the desperation for approval so that's a bad thing and we've had some libertarians. Who have not been as sound as you would think. Libertarians would be during lockdowns. So that's all bad but the silver lining of this is that it has awakened the sleeping giant. Which is all the normal libertarians around the country who are trying to read. Reclaim the word libertarian. So you're the godfather of libertarians. Kind of. I don't know that i'd use that term but let's just say i've been around a while all right. Well do we want to start with our superfan questions. Get some superfan questions. We yeah we let our fans know that the you were coming on and we got questions from some super fans so question number one. Who is ron paul. Are you kidding me the.

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"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"tom wood" Discussed on The Babylon Bee

"Hickory. Yeah be part of the community. The in crowd the be crowd thomas woods. He's a frigging celebrity and libertarian land. Already tom does anybody call me would would stone. He's a senior fellow of the institute. Yeah he's a historian. A libertarian commentator. And he's written twelve books and he's got all these like e books incomes goes count as books. I don't know if that counts are not their free. He's all these books that so he's suckered me in. I hooked me into the okay. Tom woods vortex free book. And you sign up and then he's got your email forever and then he'd just blasts you all the time i mean i'm saying this in a good way but he sends you good information all the time so my email every morning is like he's got these very provocative email titles like your facebook friends are idiots and then it tells you you know. I don't know that true. That's provocative accepted. So yeah. tommy does he needed in iraq introduction. Well if if you're not in libertarian. Lend maybe you don't know tom. He's like the john. The baptist of libertarianism. Make straight the way of ron paul. Walk us through the wilderness. He's a podcast or he's got the. Tom would show which you can check out all over tom. Woods dot com and on all the different podcast stuff. He's a roman catholic and does the latin mass thing which we didn't really dive into. I'm always interested in the latin. Mass thing libertarian almost anarchist very. He's like michael malice. But also not as willy wonka. Maybe okay let's really want. We let them in the thing we do in this episode so that they know they're in on the joke. Sure so our friend. Michael malice Gave us a list of questions to give the tom and so we presented these questions to tom as if they were just from fans writing and questions but there were all silly michael mouse questions which he told us at some point during ask them he would realize. This was all coming for michael mouse. I don't know if the actually figured that out you figure that out we'll find you guys. He said something like yeah. I think he started ilise realized that some of these were he said said. Michael mouse has hijacked another interview. Okay that's true so maybe michael does. This must do it a lot. I remember last time. He he gave me questions. For like dave rubin. We didn't do it though. Never again never again all right. Well that's enough of introduction right the jump in come on it. I mean abundance and everybody. Let's do appear to be mind blown and you will. Now be libertarian. After this let's go into the woods All right welcome tom. Thanks for coming on my pleasure how you doing. I'm great glad to be with you guys. Yeah cool cool. What's the state of libertarian. Land these days. You guys doing okay. I.

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"tom wood" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

04:39 min | 2 years ago

"tom wood" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"First and foremost after. Take care of yourself in your own personal situation that includes of course finances for a lot of people I would say for younger people. Oh especially if you don't have kids or you know particular set of attachments. I would look very strongly at getting a second passport. I mean I you know you have to if if you can Diversifying yourself politically is probably one of the most liberating things you could possibly do. Because you're going to have an exit potentially for what I think is going to be a very nasty sort of conflicts of debt and problems with the dollar and political problems and maybe even a Cultural or or you know sort of a cold civil war here in the United States so I guess that would be first and foremost and and don't don't just listen to people about what you need to do with respect to college. I I mean one thing that has changed is life expectancy and absent some sort of real calamity. How many hopefully that's going to continue? And so we can expect the many of us to live into our nineties. Whatever which means you're going to be working probably well into your seventies and not retiring? Let's say in your sixties ABC's lie your grandparents might have and maybe retiring. Never so as a result of that I I would counsel younger. People take your time getting to college. It's better to get through in college at at thirty with zero debt. And I know that sounds old versus rushing through at twenty two with a bunch of debt and then some people compound that by. Let's going to med school. And so they're they're eating up their whole twenties and they're borrowing hundreds of thousands of dollars and they get a school at twenty eight or so and then two years later they discover that they don't like being talked to right. I mean I you know. I think we're we're entering an era where people don't work the same job their whole career they certainly don't work with the same employer their whole career. The GIG economy is probably growing whether we like that or not and so I think the ability to be Nimble and to turn quickly we is probably going to be valued in the future. So maybe knowing a little bit about a lot of things going to be better than knowing going all in on sort of one subject and devoting your whole life getting a PhD in economics and trying to find a tenure track job somewhere which is increasingly a unicorn. And that's what I call going all in so it's an interesting time and there's four since to be made there's you know there's little kids out there making millions of dollars on Youtube. I'm not saying that's easy. But it's like any crisis there's opportunity if you wanna find it but You know it's You boy I'll tell you what you can't count on on government to be there for you. That's that's for sure. Can we close by just saying a brief word about a project at the museum. Students doing features Fella named Hunter Hastings and it has to do with entrepreneurship. Because that's something sorta practicable to that. You don't have to be an academic you don't have to commit yourself getting PhD. It's another half us and I'm just curious about that. Particular Measles Institute project. Yes we have. A project called E. E. which means economics for entrepreneurs which is very sort of a separate track. It's a project of the institute but it's housed elsewhere. You can go to Lincoln for example and look up nieces for business or economics for entrepreneurs and find a lot of great content content there so the goal here is to take what is basically the big lessons of the big takeaways of Austrian economics and apply them to entrepreneurship and as we found over the years and talking to a lot of people in meeting. A lot of people is that people were already sort of applying these things in their business. Lives almost unknowingly that they had absorbed these lessons. which are may maybe conclusions that one can draw from studying Austin economics as well so if we dovetailed the two things together hopefully we might help create people who were more successful more skillful at making decisions about their about their business lives or even their career within an employer's business so there there are so many things which just seem obvious to us which does seem intuitive like the idea that consumers determine value rather than the Labor Theory Korea value or the idea that you know costs Determine how much something should be priced. Well that seems so obvious to us. No of of course apple apple builds IPHONE and they hope people will buy the next generation and what it costs it depends on on how much consumers value it in supply and it doesn't it doesn't matter how much you know each the individual units of each iphone cost because That's just not how the world.

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01:53 min | 2 years ago

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"Look at the future of the sixties and seventies and how wrong they were about everything. It's it's If you like markets and I'm sure your listeners I do than those markets get up and assemble themselves and go where people want to go as result of where they're inevitably destined ago. I read a couple of lines from the peace. He says rapid increases in state capacity can be very dangerous earlier. Japan Germany but high levels of state capacity are not inherently tyrannical. And then he goes on to say. A strong state is distinct from a very large or torrential Michael State. A good strong state should see the maintenance and extension of capitalism as one of its primary duties in many cases. It's number one duty and this kind ed recalls at least indirectly a theme that came up earlier in this week about the libertarian. Centralist they're going to bring about liberty through oversight of society through the courts or something and likewise here. We're going to have the state. The state is going to guarantee capitalism for us but of course I would say a pretty pretty good if not entirely public choice response to that. Wouldn't that be the same state that can effectively. Whatever enforce capitalism apple isn't say enforce contracts or whatever other institutions need to be upheld for capitalism can also turn against capitalism and looted and bilk? I mean so. Is that just just a risk we take or why is that not mention. I mean I. I don't even see that as a concern. It's like people who are concerned about that are just backward. rubes not sophisticated enough to. I understand the value of the state Friday. Where do we find these bureaucratic experts? Who are not subject to the same self interest in response to incentives? I mean that's would. Public Choice teaches us is this this applies to the government sector as well as the.

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02:12 min | 2 years ago

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"Was just something. I dashed off on facebook. Doc very quickly as sort of a knee-jerk reflective reaction to Cowan article on. I'm sure you'll post both his article and my response and the show notes so people can take a look look at it but it was something that I guess normally I mean. Obviously I know who he is. I know several professors at George Mason. I know that he also has gigs with the Atlantic and places like Dad Adam and I have a very different sort of perspective on. I guess libertarianism than most people at George Mason and that's fine but nonetheless I probably would not have given it much. Thought if he didn't have a Little Jab at Ron Paul. At the beginning where he says well. Libertarianism is more abundance. Basically got the two branches. One is this Ron Paul Ism. which is just a bunch of all right and worse than the other is the George Mason view? But that's not gaining many new inherits so that's how he starts off so that Kinda thing just gets to me a little bit. Because it's so dismissive and I don't think Tyler Cowen is in a position to be dismissing Ron. I'm Paul I just don't it's and it's not about the relative name idea of the two manner comparing their careers like that it's just I'm Rhonda friend and I defend. Yeah my friends. And that's it. I mean even Ron was wrong. Defending against someone like that. Because he's my friend. So that's first and foremost and you know so. I sorta dashed this off off as a response and basically the gist from my perspective of tight accounts. Pieces that libertarianism needs. If it's going to actually hold any sway in the world is it needs what we call state capacity it needs to be able to recognize that while markets are very powerful. There are certain things for which which we need. Government and government needs to do those things sort of these big picture projects whether that means in in technology or whether that means in defending the the rights of the downtrodden and minorities and so he sort of goes on to consider all the great things. That state capacity libertarian is a might eight might effect or might get work out for us and so it's just kind of a homily of sorts to what we may call pragmatic.

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02:39 min | 2 years ago

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"Why I think young mm people are are moving left. And that's that's a failure of libertarianism. There's no question about it. We failed in the sense that a lot of young people are feel feel hopeless. They feel like they don't have much of a future. They feel like simple things. Homeownership marriage children might be beyond them financially and as a result you know people who don't feel like they have much skin in the game as much to lose are more likely to vote for radical left policies or support with him. So that's that's where we ought to be. We ought to be in their offering the the radical alternative to that because the GOP is off in a corner somewhere bumping into things. I mean they're. They're not in the picture. As far as I'm concerned I more or less. See things the way you do. And I don't know there is still part of me even after it's like I'm an abuse victim victim. You get abused and you make excuses for your abuser Well you know the abuser really loves me you know. It's just a funny way of showing that kind of thing. There is still a part of me that thinks yeah. The Republicans are terrible. And I've spent years and years doing nothing but denouncing them but you know at least the Democrats can't stand the sight of me. That's the difference you know also at least these people maybe hold them back a little. While while normal civil society tries to reassert itself. I mean I I don't know but whether whether that's true or not I think what you're saying is probably correct about the fate of the Republican Party and it's interesting that it comes about as a result of demographics because the Republican Party you whether it's libertarian or not could have tried to stop that and instead cheered it and now it means does not going to be any more public just a very weird sus very weird thing. Thank you know that you would actively do something that in the in your heart of hearts you know means you're doomed and yet you still do it. It's just a just a weird thing to me. The idea that. There's a libertarian. Turn wing of the. GOP is mostly disabused by the fact that they had a couple of chances. They had three chances to vote for either rand. Paul and Republican primaries in some surly states in in eight and twelve and sixteen. And they didn't I mean that's just a fact so I don't carry any water for Republicans have never been won and and at this point if they're not useful opposition to the Left's march through the twentieth century. Then I'd rather rather just get it over with and come up with something new. Well let's see what in fact they wind up coming up with Tom. Woods dot com slash fifteen. Sixty six is the show notes page. I do have a related episode. That I'M GONNA post there that I did years ago with Roger. McCaffrey.

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04:10 min | 2 years ago

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"All right what I always want to know when I talked to people who worked in his office. And I I did a Ron Paul Week early on in the history of the show I did NORM MM SINGLETON Steve. Beer felt and several other people who worked for him at one time or another and I just wanted to get something of the texture of what it was like to be in his office. I wanted to get anecdotes anecdotes I wanted to. I wanted to know stories because I think that's not so much. What bills did he vote? No on but what was it like to work in. Ron Paul's Office compared to the Office of Congressman Schmo. Down the hall. So what can you share with us. Maybe that people haven't heard before It's so funny. Because he's such nice guy you really is. What you see is what you get? There's no different rod behind the scenes or something in most members of Congress a really lafley mediocre in terms of what they've they've done in their lives and they're mostly self important. It's unbelievable even the staffers. Some of them become self report. I mean it's just they say is Hollywood for ugly ugly people You know it really is Hollywood. In the sense that their status and there's hierarchy and you're the chairman of such and such and that's higher than someone who's just a ranking member of such and such you know so that stuff is just endless. And of course Ron had no interest in any of that he came from being a medical doctor had never run for office or held office before. Or he was in Congress in the in the nineteen seventies and so most members of Congress. Have you know they've gone to Tuesday evening. Zoning meetings in their county for five years first and then become a state rep and then ultimately it got in their name out there and run. For Congress they tend to be sort of the Tracy Flick's people have seen the movie election Which is a great great movie which I recommend so the the Tracy Flick's of the world and Ron was nothing like that and you know just a very nice warm guy and Carol would come up to the office and You know his personality demeanor very unlike rand he he is very very sort of salt of the earth in his approach. And there's so many times I remember. Remember things they just they just stick out to me Twenty twelve I guess during the second presidential campaign and I didn't organize is campaigns. I worked in his congressional office two very separate things but nonetheless there was a CNN debate and it was held at the Constitution town hall which is run by the daughters of the American revolution. And it's a very nice venue in DC and so-. Ron was in town for votes and was going to attend this Republican primary debate. Of course Mitt Romney was still riding high at this point as the front runner in that primary and Wolf Blitzer happen to be the host and so this was going to be a big debate. And I'm sure that Mitt Romney arrived several days in advance check into some giant hotel suite with about twenty handlers and sat there in front of a mirror testing out different phrases and figure out which necktie he was gonNA aware and and how how much real cream to putting his hair or whatever and contrast this with Rod. We're still in the office about four caucuses. Well I'm going to run home to my condo and then we'll come back arena. Wanted to come with me of course Roz just wearing his same old sort of inexpensive suit. That doesn't fit quite right and whatever tie he doesn't worry about these sort of things and we. We go over to his condo in in northern. Virginia which is very modest. I've eighty was the seventies condo that he'd bought the first time around in Congress. And you know he's just in there. I heat up some Campbell soup for something and we're about an hour for this debate starts. He just wasn't worried about it because he felt like whatever they asked him he would have to answer it. He wasn't going to particular worry about what he was going to say and that his answer would be the same whether that was a CNN audience or constituent his office or speaking in front of the prisoners Or speak in front of a church group just just didn't matter and so that just struck me that and then of course just. The two of US went over the debate newest no big deal and and he did his usual style so I really enjoyed things like Dad Dad and the you know the idea that he I think suffered somewhat is interesting professionally. He had to give up being a medical doctor He we all ultimately sold the building he owned for his medical practice. I think he made less money Certainly being a member of Congress than he did being a medical doctor you know just the idea that he held onto.

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08:33 min | 2 years ago

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"Gotten a huge advance for this. There was big demand for it and he just US couldn't believe that anybody gave a damn about any of the details of his life. He just could not believe that and his heart wasn't in it so he decided no no. Thanks so the money didn't matter it was. He just couldn't bring himself to people cared. And I know you're kind of the same way but Dogana Jeff diced there are some details that I want to wring out here people do care about. GimMe Your if you don't want to give me too long of a story. I WanNa know how somebody did. You grow up in California. Mostly yes okay. You start off in California. And somehow you have a successful career in things having to do with the financial world. And then somehow your Ron Paul Chief of staff and somewhere along the line you become an Ostra Libertarian. Teheran this is not the normal career path for most people so we are curious about. What were you reading? who were your influences? How did you because I didn't? I mean I I knew you existed. But we didn't have any mutual friends all of a sudden you just came out of nowhere. Who the heck were you? Yeah that's interesting. You know. I come from mostly mostly a background of libertarianism. I never went through a phase otherwise and that's mostly attributable to my father and to my older brother so when I was a kid in high school junior high. My Dad had some copies of books. Like the road to serfdom laying around My older brother Steve was getting a nineteen eighties. Eighties version of reason magazine in the mail. So I had some influences like that and of course I had some Ayn rand books that came into my possession which are very dog-eared which I still have today and my mom was probably not as thrilled about the randy and stuff because she thought it would make me an atheist or at least inclined me that way and I probably did go through a little bit of an obnoxious objective EST atheist phase to be frank in my late. Let's say late teens early twenties but for me you know. My Love was always literature. I thought I was going to be an English professor. Oh my God thank God we saved you from the. Yeah that's really what motivated me and I particularly liked Twentieth Century British Satire Evil in Wa. Graham Greene stuff like that. So my plan was hey. I'M GONNA go become a university professor and teach literature and and that sort of thing and at this point you know we start to get into the early nineteen nineties and I started to become aware that there was a PhD glut especially in California. And so I was going to school school in San Diego at the time and I started to rethink path and I said you know. It's the idea. Being a refresher appeals to me but I have to be realistic. And I don't WanNa be poor and and and Yada Yada Yada so at that point I thought about going to law school and ultimately did and from my perspective it sort of dovetailed with my personal interest because I was already a budding being libertarian. And felt that you know as a lawyer I might be able to help defend people against the state whether that would be criminal where I think you know rather regardless of whether the purses versus factually guilty of the acts the alleged to have committed. That doesn't mean the state has any moral ethical legal right to prosecute them and you know I ultimately went into tax simply because I felt like the tax payer was always in the right. There is no such thing as a just tax. There's no such thing as lying on your taxes or cheating cheating on your taxes that sort of thing and so in the early nineteen nineties I had a good friend Joe Becker who was a graduate who at student at UNLV because Murray Rothbart and Hans Hopper were teaching there at the time that was the reason he was there. So I was living in San Diego and he would occasionally say. Hey come on up to Las Vegas you gotTa see this guy. Marie Rothbart this professor so I said okay. I'll come up and drove up a few different times and Rothbart courses were always at night. He was very much a night owl so he taught his graduate sessions at night and afterwards they would all go to a little place not on the Strip by any stretch. This is way off strip. I think it was on Sahara Avenue. A little place called the stakeout which is a little sort of Gripe Video Poker Burger joint and I think it's still there actually and Murray would come and talk to his students and hop I think would sometimes come so I didn't really realize in those one or two times that I might have met rock that I did meet Rothbart. I didn't really realize what he was. I knew he was a libertarian. Professor and I had heard the term Austrian economics but I was still at that point very much in that sort of you know generic libertarian camp. I thought things like legalizing pot. That was still A. That was still edgy. Back then at taxpayer-funded stadiums are bullshit. You know that was. That was the sort of level. I love my libertarianism. And if you know we still find this today in other words. Libertarians who aren't rooted in economics generally bad libertarians and so thankfully thankfully. I found out through my friend Joe about the Austrian school inserted reading that heavier denser stuff which I'm now in retrospect glad to have have read but As far as Ron Goes Dr Paul just a few years earlier when he ran for president in one thousand nine eight I was just getting into undergraduate. I guess second you're an undergraduate. Maybe and so I went and saw him and back then of course you had to know that he was coming. He came to a little Ramada. OUGHTA in in Santa Ana California. Believe it's no longer Ramada in the building still there and so I think through my local Libertarian Group headed newsletter or something and I mean physical newsletter newsletter and I found out about him coming in I went and saw him. And that's where I met a couple people with whom I would stay in touch over the years. And so I have in a sense sense known ron for that long and then stayed in touch with him but My intention was was very much just to be a lawyer and I never imagined edge and I would be doing anything else with my life. I I got into mergers and acquisitions which is a very particular area of tax law. All the stuff dealing with buying and and selling companies which as you can imagine. There's a lot of complex tax structuring and a lot of cross-border international elements to this stuff. And so it gets very complex and as a result all especially from well a little bit in the nineties with Alan Greenspan and the early two thousands and then especially with Bernardi up until the crash really of two thousand seven The manet market really really went crazy in the United States will actually worldwide but especially in the United States and so oh it was a it was Lucrative at the time it was very easy to have a job you got a lot of calls from recruiters so it was good ee. No strictly from that perspective effective is a good place to be and So it was really just a call from a friend of mine who worked for Iran later on that sort of convinced me to end up working for him in his congressional office. And then through Ron Meeting Lou Rockwell not only coming to the institute so all of that is kind of a I guess a quick quick and dirty version of how I came to be sitting here where I am today in this room and Musa's institute. She's there's a lot of stuff that I could riff on but I WANNA on a pick out one in particular. You're kind of offhand remark. That people who are not rooted in economics tend to be bad libertarians. And here that I think some people in the audience here and that can't be right. You know economic system for everybody but there are very few exceptions to this rule. It turns out it's very strange range. I mean it and I think I have a theory as to why it is but when I think of people who are kind of squishy in their libertarianism. Or they're more interested in appearing appearing chic than they are and being really principled. Almost none of them are rooted in economics because economics. We were looking at private property and the Division of Labor and all these clear cut things that were if there's nothing mushy about it. There's nothing flighty about it. And it routes you in something. It's not that libertarianism is about alternative lifestyles I mean. Obviously Libertarianism says. You can't use violence against people because you disagree with their lifestyle. But that's not what fundamentally it is. It's fundamentally non-aggression peace and all these other things that I think flow naturally from economics but also I think about some of the people I have to deal with who are sniping keeping at me from the sidelines and almost none of them are in the Fed people. Almost none ever talk about the Fed. It's always the same three or four issues.

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10:51 min | 3 years ago

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"Liberty education vacation starts here. Tom would show if you've ever considered publishing a book through kindle. I have a lot of experience with it. I helped to publish there's bob murphy's book in kendall my own book real descent that was self published i published in kendall and i've assembled some videos that will show you step by step all the tech aspects six of preparing your manuscript to be published as a kindle book and also a series of strategies that most people don't know about that kindle itself makes available to you to help get the word out about your book so people actually see it and by get these videos for free at tom woods dot com slash kindle hi everybody. Tom woods here very glad to welcome back to the show. Well known libertarian content creator julie borowski and she's got a brand new project completely different from other work. She's done. It's ah children's book. A beautifully illustrated children's book called. Nobody knows how to make a pizza and it's based loosely on the pencil essay. I say we'll talk about that. If you don't know what that is and that's the sense in which nobody knows how to make a pizza so it is more or less teaching something about the way the market economy economy spontaneously coordinates extremely complicated forms of production so it's a it's a wonderful wonderful contribution and i'm delighted to talk to her about that that as well as later in our conversation the state of the libertarian movement as she sees julie welcome back tom and what a wonderful occasion for having you back i am delighted with this book and of course as the father of <hes> least at this point still a couple young girls. I'm always happy to see something more more for my girls to feast their brains on. Let's say and this book is beautifully illustrated and it's of course written very well and it it makes points that if people could just understand them when they're younger it would help them see the world much much more clearly when they're older so first of all congratulations to you on on this project <hes>. How long have you been working on it or when did when did occur to you to be a children's book author. I've been working on it for a few months now. So over the years a lot of people have talked to me that their kids actually like watching me on youtube libertarian parents. Some of them say you know. I don't really get your youtube channel but i have kids eight ten year olds at loved watch you and that was never my intention but when i think about it yeah i kind of do have a communication style that appeals to kids <hes> i can do fun. Silly stuff can simplify complicated subjects for kids and i saw that connor you know connor does the title twins and then i have advertised for him before he does great books and so many parents contacted me saying i love these books. Could you do something like this sounds like wow. There's a a huge demand for these books to teach kids about liberty so hey. I'm going to give it a try so i. I know i pencil <hes>. This is based on. I pencil <hes> it's born in my favorite essays because it just simplifies just the thing about pencils. <hes> i know leonard redid it. In a milton freeman a how pencil is so ordinary but it takes millions and millions of people just to come up with it and i said well you know kids. They don't really care that much about pencils but <hes> pizza. I kids love pizza so i came up with idea and i got illustrated in it yet and it's been in the works for few months. I'm really excited to have it out now. I was mentioning doing the illustrations and just before he went on you. Were telling me about how you had that done so this wasn't a longtime friend of yours or something. This was somebody from faraway. How did that come. No so i just posted online that i was looking for an illustrator and a bunch of people got back to me and i looked at their artwork and this lady tatyana copa tova tova. She did an amazing job so i looked at her portfolio in it was exactly what i wanted. I wanted a very traditional children's book that kinda style and and she did an amazing job for me. She actually lives in ukraine so it's kind of amazing. I guess we're talking about economics but how you can hire people around the world to do stuff for you. It was really awesome. That is really tremendous. So that's kind of goes to show again the the opportunities. We have living today day that you could find somebody. Remember the very first time i all i needed. Was i have a a digital product and i wanted to be able to sell gift subscriptions to it and so i want to have was just a little icon of a of a present with a bow on and i don't know how to draw that me forget it so i i went on one of these freelancers sites and somebody from india did it for me within an hour now that that's a world i wanna live. That's just that's an amazing thing so the idea of of i pencil of course as you say this classic essay is that it's not just a matter of what goes on in the pencil factory itself. The pencil factory in a way is kind of the least interesting part of the pencil. So how would you then described to a child that the process of and by the way i like also that you moved away from the pencil because maybe children are more interested in pizza than they are in pencils right so think about your audience. How do you make clear to them that how you make pizza it's not just the guy in the pizza shop throws them dough in the air and puts it in the oven and there's a pizza yeah so the bucks. Nobody knows how to make a pizza. When you say that pat you kind of think. What do you mean. Nobody knows how to make a pizza like baker. Just puts the pizza together in the oven. Puts a tomato sauce cheese but you actually look at what goes on before that ax so. I talked about how there's the farmer. There's a delivery guy. There's a woman working in the factory. All the things that go on behind the scenes that kids may not think about then you you start thinking about everything around you. How many people went into making very very simple things so it's really an amazing thing and yeah i cited with pizza because because pencils i feel like kids. Don't even use pencils anymore so i wanted to make something like a silly topic. That kids like i think adults like the book too so once once. A child has read this. What exactly do you want that child to walk away with other than i guess a pizzas more complicated than i thought why does kind of want to open up kids minds and i went to have discussions with their parents. I want them to look around. I kind of said it really opens kids minds to how things are created did and one of the points that i make in the book of course i pencil as well is that there's no central planners. There's nobody organizing this process and how it comes together through spontaneous order in the invisible hand of course i don't say that in the book but i think kids kind of get the point that there doesn't need to be a central planner let people be free to create and and they can create amazing things like cheese pizza that everyone loves kit just to kind of open their minds and discussions with their parents and realize that freedom is possible label. What's the age range. You're aiming this at so. I wrote ages three to eight of course eight year. Olds are going to be able to understand it more but if you look at the illustrations. I know you've seen this book that i think kids that are three four years old. They may not exactly get the concepts but i think they're like the pictures i i think it's just a beautifully illustrated. Book is about pizza. I think three four year olds love pizza and you know maybe they're growing and our realize what the books about by yeah. I think three to eight it is a good range. Now i know that as of this recording now we're speaking in the middle of august <hes> twenty nineteen <hes> we're still in a preorder state with this book but i'm curious about even though it's not in general circulation just yet although people should go to amazon and order it and i'll have it up on the show notes page but if you've had an opportunity to let's say try it out on children so far i yeah i had a few children read at who really loved it. I of reached out to teachers. I wanted this book that libertarian parents will love astle wanted just a book that any kind of parents will love that you can give to your nieces nephews who's grown children and their parents won't get mad at you that you're not trying to indoctrinate their kids so i kinda wanna just book that anyone could read so i elicit <hes> kids. I enlisted teachers of all kinds of political backgrounds to read the book and they all loved it. It's really just about educating kids about economics. It's not political indoctrination. I wanted to make that very clear that this isn't like me trying to brainwash your kids but just to educate them about economics. I they do want to point out the actual show notes page. I didn't mention it before. It's tom was dot com. Slash fourteen seventy two and that's where we'll have a link to the book. You should definitely get it. If you have a child or you know somebody somebody with child or you know somebody. Who's a child who you want to get a gift for well. Look no further. Tom was dot com. Slash fourteen seventy two is where you wanna go. I'm curious about whether the process of doing it was pleasant or a big pain in the neck or what and whether you would consider doing more if you have any ideas or is it too soon to think about that yes. I'm actually writing the second one now so hopefully this one says will can afford to hire an illustrator again on. It took me a few months. Ons writing was a bit difficult because i know there's a lot of stuff a ni- pencil and i need to get down to thirty two pages. Which is the standard children's book picture book lane so i was you know throwing things around. I hired an editor. She was really really good editor. She worked for disney so this was something this is not like a libertarian person and this is someone that i just kind of wanted to basically someone who knew children's books in so basically she tossed ideas back to me you know how can we get this book to be more broad art so yeah. It was a couple months. I would definitely do it again. This book is self published. I really wanted to be self published because i wanted to have creative control over the process. I didn't wanna publisher telemedia chain something. I wanted to have the final say in everything so this is my own project and yeah i would definitely klay do it again. I have a really cool idea of the next book which hopefully will be released is going to have to do with cats kids like cats and pizzas so hopefully if we all get a chance to do that. Some of my listeners know that i'm a i'm distinctly a cat person myself not a dog person and this has <hes> this has created some dissention among the ranks within the ranks here among the tom would show listeners and you know i. I don't know if rothbart ever really said this but it's it's attributed to murray rothbart that everybody is allowed one deviation in libertarianism and in life one major deviation and i got a lot of people tell me that my being a cat person is..

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"Everybody. Tom woods here very glad to be joined today by actor actor producer screenwriter and comedian vince vaughn and i'm sure many of you know that he was a supporter of ron paul so when he contacted me not too long ago i said well by the way while we're at it here about coming on my show that is exactly what is going on. I asked my supporting listeners group. What should i ask vince vaughn and that's where i i am drawing the questions from so supporting listeners dot com is where you need to go to get into the tom would show elite so you can be part of stuff like this all solicit questions very often in situations situations like this vince vaughn has been in you know something like eight hundred million movies gene epsteins favourite is swingers. <hes> also the lost world jurassic park. That's from awhile ago more recently. Hacksaw ridge is one. That's a big favourite among my listeners but a great many he's got just an enormous body of work and i'm delighted to welcome to to the show vince thanks for being here. Welcome great could be here all right. I got a bunch of questions that <hes> i. I have a private facebook group and i just said to people i have you come in on. They're all going berserk dynastic things so i'm going to defer to them and ask the kind of questions they want to know about now. First of all you gotta know on a podcast like this that this question is coming. How how do you describe yourself politically well. I guess i could describe i so more of a constitution. That's you know a libertarian <hes> and i definitely believe in ethical principles and being consistent with them. You know applying them both across the board whether it's through out domestically or foreign now of course i know that you supported ron paul at least in the two thousand twelve campaign fact. I saw you at his house once. How did that come about. How did you get interested. Did you find out go through the debates the way most people did you know i learned about wrong a little before that and i was really blown away when i learned that the federal serves originally was sort of my largest entry point that it was private and that the government at large had no kind of oversight over and that really led me in in historical you know learning about how you know i was turned over fifty ours confiscation of gold and mixed and taking off the gold standard and it it was really mind blowing to discover these things and then i wonder you know the internet was so helpful because otherwise you would have had to go to a library and research things and just just kind of in the day and then i sold it wrong was really the one that <hes> kind of awoke me to that so i i sort of shorted following in hammond listening to him and then i reached out and and call him and it's just really sort of impressed by his way of speaking and all the things that he was <hes> talking about. We're concerned that was sort of the <hes> started my journey and i was thrilled when he was in a debate. You know if you look at even the pot on today how much he really you know change. The course of the year was debating and they were asking him that that was what conservatives and now it feels like the a lot other things that he was saying that is sort of more mainstream conservative you as well certainly the war issue. Now is not toxic anymore for republicans conservatives to say that at the very least they're skeptical of any more wars and i think he really blazed the trail on that issue in particular in addition to the fen. It's really interesting i because well said and and it's interesting to think that someone would be conservative. Minded would have been more pro war. He said a great wellness baits. He said conservatives had a long history of getting out of sources of you're right. That's something that's now. You know thankfully more mainstream. I at the second thing that is just have to expect that it's going to be coming is the political opinions you have our. Let's say not the majority in your industry. Let's put it that way so what's that like for you. You know it's interesting because as a kid younger and i think a lot of this wage starts doing my field people bring up politics would come up and you'd have a disagreement with the friend and we would move off. Never chosen funds offered it in a lot of a lot of close friends who you know don't <hes> change my opinions on things i tried. Why do you know what i believe. I'm always open to you know hear. New information changed my mind but i don't really try to sacrifice my principles to do like the night i close friends have always remained my close friends and even if we have a disagreement on stuff <hes> it's never been an issue but you know for the most part. You know it's been fine. There have have been some articles and things that come out that are you know definitely trying to come after me based on my opinions <hes> i i definitely been been subject to that so i find more often than not <hes>. <hes> people like to engage in conversations. I find even a movie at the time moving moving talking about these principles and it's kind of fun you know it's it's usually well constructed in in good discourse but they'll come to me with us. The topic that really excited to talk about and feel like shirley government you know should have a stronger role and then we'll kind of talk about it and you know on occasion. People were kind absurd like that and and adopt those principles at other times of say well that sounds good you know that the normal response but i find that a lot of times i find myself itself and good conversations with people actually excited and and curious about you know concepts and and you know they sort of start exploring and talking about things well i can see say as somebody on the outside that the impression we get of hollywood is that it's monolithic and intolerant of opposition and so my question would be do you. I think there are other people who might have used like yours. We've just they just want to do their work. They've really just don't want to stick their necks out and involved in a political conversation. They'd rather just work the court controversy. Yes i think that's true. You know i am originally tried to avoi- <hes> just because of the entertainer i and feel a calling to go out and sort of you know. I don't think anyone likes getting the list price from from anybody but the was a knowledge i think that i was not on stop and so there was always a persistent by and stuff to try to get into these conversations and i was always honest within eventually sort of you know talk about how by my principals or having thoughts about things but never have felt a big thing to go out constantly. I definitely you know is really the only candidate. I think i've ever endorse you know <hes> probably because i was most really <hes> in agreeance with him on stuff that i find inconsistencies china's yes yes. There's groups that are really just sort of there are people that are that are definitely <hes> you know not open to thought and they feel is based on your book. I think is very good politically incorrect. I do a american history and so much is what you say is right that they're they're working on the senate gibbons of socks that aren't necessarily assertively actress and so they sort of see themselves as fighting against something and in actuality and in some cases. They may not have all the information asia. You don't sound like but i'm i have to ask anyway have you. Have you personally ever had political ambitions i haven't i i've always been very interested in history mystery in politics but i never really had an interest in myself to to throw my hat in the ring or be involved that always been interested in the area and really i think the starting cornerback i'm curious. Also this is another question that my folks were asking. If you have any opinions unions on unions in your industry like the screen actors guild you have any experience with those and do you feel like they're helpful or what. Can you tell us about them. Well you know they're on the side that ultimately. I think that the union's probably not as constructive. <hes> you know like you said you have a bunch of well-intended people <hes> i could you you know they friedman said why do gooders and then you have the special interests that people who stand to gain from that so you know i think ultimately i would. I'm not a union in person <hes> i. I don't know that <hes> the policies are actualising boy. That's <hes> you know. People feel very much so here or that. In a lot of industries that the unions are actually sort of crusaders and sort of help and much more of a believer in free markets and you know i even minimum wage or something. That's concerned that you know i find it interesting that politicians or people in entertainment industry <hes> we'll have in terms and yet you know there. There's a price fixing of a wage where someone else who might be an experienced or or <hes> new to the workforce is not given the same ability to value opportunity more than the price so i feel that you know the unintended consequences and the casualties are usually greater than the outcome not to mention the consolidation allen who who runs these things and you know. What are these tensions. There's just a lot of the media seems to a lot of stop in comes to investigative. I've had people curious about in your career now leaving politics society. Is there a role that either your especially fond of or where you yourself really identified with the character it. It didn't seem like this character was a million and miles away from the real vince vaughn well. I think i think that being an actor i think i've said this before i think we all have lots of sides to ourselves and a lot of times times especially when younger you get comfortable presenting one thing because you feel safe the senate or the athlete or the academic or you know whatever the one the role is that you feel most safe but reality is you have different sides theirself and sometimes things get shut down and don't feel confident in that area and the fun thing assuming actor. I think that you can draw on different aspects of yourself for an triple forefront and imagination. There's you know a great great gifts so i wouldn't say that there's a character. That's exactly like me i can. They're all different parts of yourself. <hes> different sides yourself. It's kind of fun to explore. That's very well said i'm about this. Is there a particular project. You've been involved in that. You are especially proud of above all others why it's hard to yeah i've been fortunate you know <hes> recently. I've i've done. I've worked with <hes> liked. All all ninety nine and drives cost concrete which i enjoyed working with pam and hacksaw ridge. I is recent that i really but you know a lot of comedies like wedding crashers and old school and dodgeball cafod john and then you know starting off the swingers and more of those independent nate movies that i did great so you know i i. I've been fortunate and i've enjoyed them. I'm all wind doing really sort of look more forward than i do. Kinda look too much and i think that's true a lot of the musical groups. I listened to a really old and everybody wants them to just keep revisiting the songs from thirty years ago and that much fun for them they've right. You want to look look ahead to what's still to come now. You mentioned hacksaw ridge comic- comics classes that because it's a fan it's out of control for other people love eaten deep enough stand up for beaten. You gotta come up with new. Our material would pay your same out. It's brutal yeah. I mean i've sometimes thought about like pink floyd for example i mean they're they're key albums stretch from dark side of the moon to final cut and that's basically <hes> one two three four five albums so oh and okay one of them's a double album so maybe we're talking about it most seven hours of music and they have made a fortunate playing that over and over no it's what what a country that's unbelievable right but on on the question of hacksaw ridge did that movie affect you in any way like on on war or conscientious objection really de eh you know <hes> i thought interesting subject for you know years of war movie with <hes> with the person that that was <hes> making a decision decision not to carry but that in and i never i was unaware of desmond awesome life in the first <hes> league of that screenplay but i found it very moving then he had these convictions and principles and a faith that was so strong than you really feel you had a calling to go insane people and that faculty could be chosen safety and then he goes well <hes> but refused to to kill i just found to be really interesting <hes> and and that was an interesting film to make obviously medals from minnesota maker very played high and <hes> i just you know being exposed to that story and learning thing about him and sort of what he went through i need the truth is life was far greater than the hollywood movie which is not always the case but that was one of many battles..

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"Zone but if that voice in your head is telling you need this then you need it. Check it out simple. Habit dot com slash woods as we <hes> finished brian mcclanahan week. Let's take a little time for you to recommend for people the books. You would be very happy if everybody read. Maybe maybe three or four books that would thrill so you have people actually read if everybody through wow. That's let's. Let's leave aside. Let's just just for the sake of it. Let's leave aside mcclanahan and woods books right yeah yeah that's great so i won't list that well. You know if i had to pick if we're going to different periods <hes> let's say <hes> we're going to the middle america here because that's what people wanna listen to me for that so i would recommend. They read avery craven's the coming of the civil war. It's a i've. I have you read craven's. Have you read that book on. I i am. I'm sorry to say i haven't i haven't i've always meant to okay well. I mean it's it's a s okay. I mean it's it's <hes> it's such such a fantasy for first of all craven's from the blundering generation school so he thought that all these people just we could have avoided the war. It's just cooler heads prevailed on. There's actually a theory. I don't if you've heard this but but if william seward had been elected over lincoln we wouldn't have had the war if you ever heard this. There's there's actually a <hes> believe there's a book on this now. I can't remember the title of it but seward <hes> would have would have avoided avoided the war because he was a known quantity and he would have been able to work with the south and maybe even gotten a union back <hes> <hes> so that's interesting but but craven is of this idea first of all. He has one of my favorite lines in any history book. I've ever read about the united states. It's it's the the nineteenth century was the era of sweaty people. I love that line because you just think about and we were talking about air conditioning how how har- these people worked <hes> and a matter where you were how hard it was and <hes>. I think the book is fantastic. He gets into this idea of what really caused the war. He's not necessarily he's not crow. South is not pro north. He's very interested in a very objective. Look at what's going on and <hes> i find that book great <hes> albion's seed by david hackett fischer sure everyone should read that book i did. That's <hes> i mean when you look at american history colonial history. It's a cultural history so again. It's not one of these that if you're into wars and politics politics it's not that but it describes how these four british folk ways were so different from each other in in in british north american how you had the puritans the quakers in the northeast cavaliers and kills in the south and how even then they didn't see eye to eye on virtually anything and so this is why federalism would have worked because and they all oh mentioned it we we can't have a central government we have all these different cultures and things in and they talked about this incessantly and so we don't need a central authority to tell <hes> the cavaliers telling the puritans how to live and vice versa just doesn't need to happen <hes> so i find that book fascinating <hes> gosh. Let's see another one. If i could just pick one <hes> <hes> i can give you a minute to think well <hes>. I think one that would be good if you're if you're interested in the south. <hes> bradford's remembering who we are <hes> which is a collection of essays. It's about southern conservatism in just the south in general <hes> bradford is fantastic. You can read anything by mel bradford word. I would recommend it <hes>. We haven't talked about mel bradford but it's very good <hes> richard weaver's a southern tradition at bay is very great book yeah <hes> <hes> and he's not the thing about weaver. He's critical of the south at times. Easy sees not necessarily someone who's saying the south is always right. He's critical when he needs to be and i think that's good <hes> that's four <hes> by the way when i read that book. It made me feel bad about myself because that was his p._h._d. Dissertation it reads like a book that took forty years of learning to put together right and i thought she's what hope is there for me. My my dissertation is a piece of crap compared to this sir mines. Mine's a political biography of james beard and i mean it's just not nowhere near as good. I mean it's it's just citing. Letters and richard weaver ever writes this tremendous almost manifesto right. I is or tation. It's amazing. It's like he's read everything yeah yeah. It's amazing <hes> well. I mean i it would be those four. We very good. If you just wanna read something <hes> and just go okay. We're gonna we're gonna start there anything by forrest mcdonald in fact one of my favorite britt forrest mcdonald books is his book. It's very short the presidency of thomas jefferson here's a hamiltonian writing a book on thomas jefferson and he does an awesome job with it i mean he he of course he was. He's forrest mcdonald but he says it again on the hamilton ian. I don't really like jefferson but he wrote a very nice history of jefferson's presidency. It's very how i yeah. I knew he'd written the book but i assumed it was <hes> critical well. He's critical where but he's not overly critical. <hes> so it's good and i i find it a good a good <hes> <hes> just introduction to jefferson's presidency. It's quick read. It's not hard to get through and it's it's fantastic. <hes> so i mean that would be we. We could talk talk about this route. You put me on the spot there. <hes> you know look great. Look you gave me five books. That's more than i asked for. That's fine okay yeah. Yeah i mean only approach yourself here. Yeah oh one more <hes> if you had to pick it from a mainstream historian <hes> james macpherson's cause and comrades <hes> if you're interested in the war war <hes> and of course again and i'm assuming this you know the the war for southern independence is i like to call it if you're interested in that war than that book gets into <hes> what those men on both sides were fighting for and you find that it's not necessarily what you think and this is james. Mcpherson has not by any means. I pro southern historian i mean he he really doesn't like the south but he he had to follow the evidence and he said look i can't find <hes> and <hes> there are others who fought for slavery but most of them did not they were fighting and for the founding fathers. They were fighting for liberty. They were fighting for the the the constitution. These are the things they talked about. So <hes> you know i can't find where you have this <music> overarching thing where it's just slavery slavery and slavery and this is james mcpherson not like it so you know <hes> somebody on the south writing about this. This is a mainstream as mainstream as you can get. When it comes to the war who's who's coming to those conclusions saw recommend that one too i we're going to have all these listed at tom. Woods dot com slash fourteen sixty seven remember the brian brian mcclanahan show in all things brian mcclanahan. You can find out about at brian mcclanahan dot com. That's brian with an o linked to all the brian stuff at tom. Woods dot com slash fourteen sixty seven including his outstanding mcclanahan academy where you're gonna learn an awful lot of stuff. You weren't gonna learn otherwise and you can take twenty five percent off coupon code woods at at this point anything you see that has a coupon code window. You might as well try woods. You never know maybe i advertise for them. At one time or another you might as well try. Woods can't hurt and works for the mcclanahan academy to listen. You've just spent five days with <hes> my listening audience and me and i think it's been great a lot of fun but it's <hes> major time commitment for you. You're even during the summer. You're always at work and you're you're <hes> you're busy. Guy and we're all grateful to you for doing this. Thanks so much the tom. I appreciate you have me on for the whole week. It's really been fun so <hes> hope your listeners got something out of it and <hes> they see head on over the brian mcclain hinshaw. I'd love to see him over there. All right folks. That's going to do it for brian. I am mcclanahan week. I hope you've enjoyed brian plan week. I want to tell you for those of you. Who wish you could have gone on the contrary crews this year. The cruz bob murphy and i host i every year. We have a lot of fun. Doing that and people on board have a lot of fun. We are having another one in twenty twenty but we won't be promoting for a little while because it's so far off. Normally we do it in october. This is the first time we've done it in july that was because it's alaska and october's outside the cruising season for alaska so that means it's over a year until the next one so we will be promoting it. You know some months down the road but if you want to be able to save the date and you really really want to plan ahead i just i want you to know that contract crews twenty twenty the fifth one will take place october seventeenth through the twenty fourth of twenty twenty and we have confirmed firm scott horton as special guests on board that cruise that is going to be unbelievable. Scott was was special guest on the second contra crews and it was so ridiculously memorable. He was such an amazing addition to that cruise he went above and beyond anything bob or i expected of him mm-hmm in terms of staying up late with people and interacting with people and taking part and things and just being all the all around great guy we know he is and he's going to be joining us once again. I couldn't be more delighted to announce that so just keep that the back of your mind october seventeen th through the twenty four th of two thousand twenty. 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