I just got back from the Tom Woods Show Episode 1000. Despite many people apparently dropping out because of Hurricane Irma forcing the original date to be changed, the attendance was still big. A guest even came in from as far as Norway!The star line up of guest such as emcee Eric July, Michael Malice, and Prof Thomas DiLorenzo did not fail to impress
I began listening to Tom Woods in early 2015 and the ideas he spreads were instrumental in converting me into a full blown right-libertarian. I was a conservative at the time and still consider myself one though I might have my difference with many mainstream conservatives on some issues and some of their tactics (e.g. I think primarily using politics and the political arena to try solve complex moral and social issue is a deeply ineffective method); thus why I’m a right-libertarian.
Around 2015, on social media, someone was taking shots at Tom Woods saying the usual things critics say. Out of curiosity, I began researching the new guy named Tom Woods. I stumbled on his podcast, listened to a few and was sold.
What impressed me about Tom Woods was that unlike most political commentator and pundits (think talk radio) in this country, Tom Woods had breath and depth and was really in it to educate his listeners. On each show, I was draw to how be put links to further reading, journal articles, and any kind of supporting material.
I listen to Tom Woods almost everyday – if not every day during some weeks – in different settings which range from fixing dinner, to when taking commutes or even joy rides, or even when getting some work done. Furthermore, Tom offers helps and resources for his listeners ranging beginning websites, to podcast, and even becoming affiliate marketers.
Ill say something about how I got to find out about Tom Woods. Obviously someone was trying to smear him but in the process, he only promoted him and I listen to him everyday. A good lesson might be that if we don’t like certain figures, ignoring them and not allowing their names to appear on any of our platforms might be the best course of action.
In the like of Tom Woods, I see the future. Many might not accept it, but something has fundamentally gone wrong with academia as it stands. Many of the incentive structures are warped and in many ways academics are insulted from wider society. In private and entrepreneurial academics like Tom Woods and Canadian Jordan Peterson, they setting the path to a future in which academics don’t need institutions to thrive and are more in contact with the general populace and yet still make a killing which many in academia can only wish they made.