Tom Woods, Catholic libertarian, scholar & street fighter

The liberty movement grows everyday drawing in people who are discovering that government is not their friend. Some are limited government constitutionalists, some minarchist libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, voluntarists and agorists. Some are polite, cultured intellectuals. Other are vulgar, over-the-top podcast shock-jocks.

One man who commands the respect of liberty lovers across this whole spectrum is Tom Woods, Jr. Tom is a bestselling author with a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Tom Woods is also a Catholic family man who lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and four daughters. He is former editor of The Latin Mass Magazine and has written numerous books on history and economics including, The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy and How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.

Tom is a treasure in the liberty movement, a scholar who makes the case for liberty at a popular level and doesn’t mind getting getting dirty in the trenches. Read Tom’s Why I am a Catholic Libertarian.

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I also recommend Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom if you are interested in getting a better grasp on history and economics from a liberty-oriented perspective. Video & audio courses on Austrian Economics, World and U.S. History and Introduction to Logic will push your debating skills into the red. The price is cheap for these university level offerings. $99 bucks–all you can eat for a year.

Voting: the odds are never in your favor, especially the second time

Have you read about the woman who has been charged with the felony of “voting more than once in the same election?” After trying–and failing–to cast a second “early” vote in a different Nevada location, this clueless woman was arrested in a Las Vegas casino. Continue reading

Price Gouging is a Public Service

Price gouging is back in the news thanks to Hurricane Sandra. Citizen cry-babies have been reporting price increases for gasoline, cabs, hotel rooms, electrical generators and other necessities to the state governments which in turn have mobilized to enforce anti-price gouging laws.

Politicians are falling over one another to grandstand on the issue.  Continue reading