Ep. 100 Ron Paul’s Guide to 2017

17 August 2017     |     Tom Woods     |     22

Ron Paul joins us as our special guest on episode 100! We cover health care, the Trump foreign policy, trade, the splintering of the “liberty movement,” and more. Enjoy!

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  • https://dvheld.wordpress.com/ Dusan Vilicic Held

    I was hoping the special guest would be Paul Krugman. I’m weirdly disillusioned

  • George Viaud

    Tom, I’ve been struggling to keep up with TTWS and other podcasts as it is (I listen generally at 2x speed to help but it’s not enough). I had to come back just to hear Ron – with some thanks for the “hook” on that last email of yours – touche!

  • Robert Herriman

    Congrats on the 100th episode..great show and the perfect guest

  • Chase Miller

    “The liberty movement” has always been very fractured. Unfortunately there are many people who call themselves libertarians who sympathize with the left and only call themselves libertarian for very superficial reasons and as such are always very close to jumping ship or sinking the movement

  • Brent Ancap

    My path to Austro-libertarianism started with Ron Paul.

  • Stuart Morrow

    “We’re looking [to create] the elite”

    Marginal revolution confirmed

  • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

    Great Episode! Always good to hear from Ron Paul; I wish we could clone at least a thousand more copies of him. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9675f7e8684d92e6ec598880db0e04c4e5c54949347637539f29bd6672bf7673.png
    Libertarians trust people to run their own lives,… and therefore we must be nazis, rascists, and, in general, moral monsters.

    We consider it more humane to create wealth from wealth rather than to merely distribute wealth to those most in need,… thereby leaving everyone to starve tomorrow. Those who eat their seed corn condemn everyone to eventually die!

    Economic pain is our best friend going forward, if we will pay attention to what it is trying to tell us, and not drown it out with the heroin drip of continuously creating more fiat currency.

    The fact that money created by means of true wealth production,… by means of voluntarily recognized meritorous work and savings,… is far less likely to be misspent than money arising from debt, inflation, and taxation,… is as laborously avoided today as trying to tell others than virtue can not arise by means of violence,… even popular and socially sanctioned violence. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb7df517aebe88f769921f265c9d94e5ffafe00929f4508a3629b67d1e06b3a8.jpg

  • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

    Since my previous, and somewhat long winded, post was deleted (why?) I will simply say this time, Great Episode! Always love it when Ron Paul gets to show up.

    • http://www.TomWoods.com Tom Woods

      Was absolutely not deleted; there isn’t even a “this comment was deleted” message to show where it once was, so I’m afraid I have no idea what happened.

      • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

        I appreciate your answer. After I wrote my comment, it was there for several minutes, and then it was gone. I suspect Disqus doesn’t like it when I make a lot of re edits to my comments. It takes me about ten to twenty touches to get it right. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d4d81064452c5f3825bee30662dcd53c17302e462fce514b385b82d59a960331.jpg

        • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

          My Disqus feed says the following was deleted as spam!

          Great Episode! Always good to hear from Ron Paul; I wish we could clone at least a thousand more copies of him.
          Libertarians trust people to run their own lives,… and therefore we must be nazis, rascists, and, in general, moral monsters.
          We consider it more humane to create additional wealth from wealth rather than to merely distribute wealth to those most in need,… thereby leaving everyone to starve tomorrow. Those who eat our seed corn condemn everyone to eventually die!
          Economic pain is our best friend going forward, if we will pay attention to what it is trying to tell us, and not drown it out with the heroin drip of continuously creating more fiat currency.
          The fact that money created by means of true wealth production,… by means of voluntarily recognized meritorous work and savings,… is far less likely to be misspent than money arising from debt, inflation, and taxation,… is as laborously avoided today as trying to tell others that civic virtue can not arise by means of violence,… even popular and socially sanctioned violence.

          • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a47199a01fd93161bfd5e33587dd8ec6fbb36fbeb2ae0fe6179cdf064c30433e.jpg

            I strongly suspect that Disqus, like facebook and google, took it upon themselves to object to the above graphic of Krugman offering his advice. Let’s see how long it takes before it becomes spam again.

            The culture war continues on yet another front.

          • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

            For good measure, consider that the following comment (posted at townhall.com) was also deleted as being spam?! I kid you not!

            Abortion is NOT about a woman’s right to control her own body since feminists readily concede the government’s right to outlaw prostitution, the use of illicit drugs, to impose a military draft (which WILL include woman, as well as men, the next time it is envoked), and to require that all medical treatments first comply with FDA regulations.
            Abortion serves one purpose, and that is to grant women the same ability to engage in sport sex as men! That’s it! Only women face the liability of suffering an unwanted pregnancy, and given that contraceptions do fail occasionally, women require access to abortions to be on equal ground with men. Maybe three thousand abortions a day is worth it so women can f*** with the same lack of concern than many men have about the possiblity of creating a new life. Then again,… maybe not.
            Believe it or not, as a libertarian I support a woman’s right to exercise absolute control over her body by having an abortion on demand. I am also opposed to most of the above powers of the state to tell us what to do with our bodies despite our own individual wishes. That being said, I am also in favor of the Federal Government butting out of this vexing issue, to refrain from invoking the 14th Amendment here, and to allow the various states to make their own decisions concerning abortions, as they already do for all other violent criminal acts.
            This is the quintessential issue for relying upon the 50 individual states to experiment with their own solutions, rather than having Washington D.C. impose it’s own solution upon everyone. If a state makes a bad decision, citizens are still free to leave for another state. There is no such option if the Federal government makes a poor decision for everyone involved.

          • Bro Methylene

            You are long-winded but you mean well. So you get a waiver.

          • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

            The above comment was originally deleted as spam for some unknown reason.

            Long-winded perhaps; but I did have a great deal to say,… didn’t I.

          • Bro Methylene

            I think you should start an online magazine. You always have a lot of material. Use Blue Host and you’ll get a promo from Dr. Woods! Have you thought about that?

          • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

            As I’ve stated before, whenever I throw the first punch, all I ever seem to hit is empty air; I have always done much better as a counter-puncher. I would be very happy to write material for other people’s websites, but I have no interest in creating and maintaining my own.

    • http://www.TomWoods.com Tom Woods

      My suspicion: I don’t think Disqus likes lots of links.

  • CristobaI

    Sadly, I disagree with Ron.
    I don’t believe Keynesianism is dying and that Krugman’s empire is crumbling.

    I see bigger government and more central control steaming down the pike at me.

    • davegrille

      I agree.There is the vast permanent bureaucracy that is dependent on Keynesianism .

      • mary

        I’m with both of you. Next: cashless econ and price controls. Yeee ha, double down, here we come.

  • bogart1

    I was rather surprised to hear that Super Ron preferred the “Known” Hillary over Trump. So you want a “Known” Arch-Statist/Arch-Interventionist who sees nothing in causing mayhem and destruction, and in fact brags about it when there could be an albeit small possibility that the Bozo Trump will be marginally less interventionist? How could you not vote for anyone who had the slightest inclination for peace over Hillary.