Tom Woods is an American author and libertarian commentator who is currently a senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard (#23 on the top 50 bachelors degrees of that year, incidentally) and his Ph.D. in history from Columbia. His academic work revolves around western political institutions, especially the politics of liberty under various regimes including Colonial America, Revolutionary America, post-Napoleonic France, 19th century Britain, and the pre-New Deal United States.
He has written extensively about laissez-faire capitalism, particularly against what he calls "the myth of 'Laissez-Faire Capitalism.'" According to him, it was precise because there were so many interventions during this time period - restrictions on what businesses could do and when, restrictions on who could own property and how much, income taxation, monopolization through such things as tariffs - that it can be described as anything but laissez-faire.
His relatively recent work Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, which deals with state resistance to federal power since the initial ratification of the Constitution. As a result of this book, he has been seen debating with Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily.com over whether states have a right to nullify or reject federal laws they deem unconstitutional. He also claims that while Barack Obama was talking about "hope" and "change," he didn't think people should actually expect either from his presidency.
Tom Woods Books
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History - in this bestseller, Woods "sets the record straight" in his trademark way. The history of the United States, he argues, has been grossly distorted by collectivist historians who despise the very foundations of American culture.
Woods shows that the US Constitution has suffered more than 900 attacks since its creation–and it's no coincidence that all this criticism emerged after WWII, when many historians were employed by the federal government or ensconced in New Deal think tanks...
Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion - In his most provocative book yet, Woods rips to shreds every sacred cow cherished by politicians and pundits on both sides of America's political divide. Examining touchstone issues such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Federal Reserve, the PATRIOT Act, and more, Woods demonstrates that there is no one right way to think about government and its impact on our lives.
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century - is a guidebook for thwarting federal overreach. Nullification occurs when a state "refuses to recognize or enforce a federal law that it deems unconstitutional." Woods offers a historical overview of nullification and provides readers with modern-day examples of successful state-led resistance movements...
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse - is a scathing indictment of government intervention in the economy. Woods takes a step back from the headlines to explore the root causes of the current financial crisis and offers real solutions based on free-market principles.
Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse - Woods demonstrates that we can and should cut government spending and free Americans from the tyranny of interventionist policies. He provides a forceful counterpoint to President Obama's agenda for more government, offering instead a cogent plan for dismantling much of what exists today.
The Tom Woods show
The Tom Woods show is a libertarian podcast that covers a variety of topics from politics to economics. Woods is a historian, and he uses this background to provide insights on current events and how they relate to libertarianism. He also previously had a libertarian podcast called Contra Krugman in which he took apart economics professor Paul Krugman. Tom Woods also frequently appears as a guest on talk radio shows and podcasts across the country.
Tom Woods Course
In October of 2017, Tom Woods began offering a new course on libertarianism that is available to watch on his website. In the first two weeks, his course was offered for free as a trial, but it is now being offered for three different monthly rates depending on how much access one wants to have to the course material. The course covers what "liberty" means and why it's so important the history of liberty and practical ways people can benefit from a libertarian society through entrepreneurship and working towards getting rid of the state.
Is Tom woods Catholic?
Since this seems to be asked so much out the net, we thought we would try to answer.
Tom Woods is a Catholic. He converted to Catholicism in 2001 and has written extensively on the topic, including his book The Church and the Libertarian. In it, Woods defends the Catholic Church against charges that it is incompatible with libertarianism. He argues that the two philosophies are actually quite compatible, as both places a high value on human freedom. Woods also believes that the Catholic Church is one of the few institutions left in society that is truly committed to defending liberty...
So, yes, Tom Woods is a Catholic. And he's a pretty darn good one, too! 🙂
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