Ep. 70 The Obama Years: A Libertarian Assessment

21 January 2017     |     Tom Woods     |     6

We decided to depart from our usual format this week, given the significance of the Obama-Trump transition, to look back at and offer some thoughts about the Obama years.

Articles Cited

Bacevich and Mearsheimer on Obama’s Legacy
Chelsea Manning Commutation Doesn’t Erase Obama’s Whistleblower Legacy,” by Dinah PoKempner
Hillary Clinton and the Syrian Bloodbath,” by Jeffrey Sachs
The Auto Bailout and the Rule of Law,” by Todd Zywicki
Explaining IER’s Position on the “Social Cost of Carbon
“Comment on EPAs Proposed Determination on Appropriateness of Model Year 2022-2025 Lightduty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards under the Midterm Evaluation

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  • philosofish1

    Plugging is truly an art.

  • http://www.economicmanblog.com Roger Barris

    John Mearsheimer is at the University of Chicago. He is great. Also, a very nice and responsive guy. Here is a riff I did on one of his pieces in Foreign Affairs: http://www.economicmanblog.com/2014/09/22/ukraine/. He’s great because he makes very libertarian points but in a completely orthodox and “establishment” way that makes him very convincing.

  • http://www.economicmanblog.com Roger Barris

    Tom started to talk about the ways that Obama has violated the Constitution. One of the best people on this is Ilya Somin from the Cato Institute. Here is a summary article on this (including a comment about the auto bailout): https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/top-10-ways-obama-violated-constitution-during-presidency. Somin has also pointed out that, despite having taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago (a black mark on an otherwise great school), Obama has the worst record in recent history for being overturned by the Supreme Court: http://www.economicmanblog.com/2016/07/17/the-cobblers-children-have-no-shoes/

    • 7LibertyForAll

      I highly doubt that O taught anything; his whole past is one big fake, along with his birth certificate & social security number. 🙂

  • mary

    Somethings you left out of obummer record: solar panel co scandal, irs scandal, theft of profits from fanny & Freddie, majority of “new jobs” are part time and a flurry of false flags to grab guns. Luckily that last didn’t work. But the worst of all: domesticallly, race relations are terrible, worst in years and internationally his admin started a new cold war. The guy was a total disaster.

  • Greg Stech

    another year of contra cruise jokes sweet!!! yes tom sigh of relief! its a good stand by joke