Resources

This page has various resources for learning more about liberty, the liberty movement, economics, etc.

Podcasts

The following are podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, and I’d highly recommend them if you like listening to podcasts.

  • The LAVA Flow – Hosted by Roger Paxton, he mostly covers current events with a fairly strict anarcho-capitalist viewpoint. He uses a fair amount of profanity, so I wouldn’t recommend listening with your kids or at work.
  • The Toms Woods Show – Hosted by Tom Woods, he’s written books, has a bunch of educational materials, and a blog to go along with his podcast. He does about 30 min., 5 days a week. Very professional, and you will learn a lot.
  • The Jason Stapleton Program – Jason does about an hour, 5 days a week on current events. He’s got a principled, reasonable viewpoint, and works hard to stay up on current events and to be a reliable source of information.
  • The Ron Paul Liberty Report – Ron Paul used to be a Republican Senator from Texas. He ran for President in 2008 and 2012 and gained a decent following. He talks politics and current events for 15-20 min., 5 days a week.
  • Lions of Liberty – Hosted by Marc Clair, with a recurring Felony Friday segment hosted by John Odermatt. Marc has some pretty decent interview skills, and is relatively humorous. The Felony Friday segment is pretty good too.
  • We Are Libertarians – A group of guys from Indiana. They are usually pretty funny, and are building a sizeable brand around themselves.
  • Contra Krugman – Hosted by Tom Woods and Robert Murphy. Once a week they pick one of Paul Krugman’s New York Times columns and refute it using Austrian economic principles, and occasionally even Krugman’s own words from earlier articles.

Books

These are books I’ve read, or intend to read, discussing economics or the concepts of liberty.

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics (Henry Hazlitt) – A short introduction to some basic economics. It doesn’t go into much detail about some of the concepts, but it does at least give an understandable introduction.

If You Can Keep It: Why We Nearly Lost It & How We Get It Back (Robin Koerner)

The Law (Frederic Bastiat) – A short book explaining the purpose of the law, and how governments turn law into something else. It’s a bit hard to follow at times due to the way he quotes and explains other peoples positions. The principles are important though, and it’s worth the effort to read and understand.

Anatomy of the State (Murray Rothbard) – A quick read on the nature of government, and its inevitable trend towards totalitarianism. Worth reading if you want a clearer understanding of what government IS (not what most people think it is FOR).

The Problem with Socialism (Thomas DiLorenzo)

Anarchy in New England (Joe Jarvis) – A story about an anarchist society that develops in New England in the future, after a world economic collapse. Paints a compelling picture of an ideal anarchist society, and has an intriguing story line to go along with it.

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion (Tom Woods)

Against Intellectual Property (Stephan N. Kinsella) – A logical case against state enforced monopolies created under the guise of copyrights or patents.

Other

Liberty Classroom – Tom Woods has a ton of material available for learning about the ideas of Liberty, including economics, history, politics and more.

Ron Paul Curriculum – Ron Paul has created an entire K-12 homeschooling curriculum. If you are or are planning to home school your children, this is a great resource.

Traffic Stop Police Script – Put together by former police officer Eddie Craig, and hosted on his site Logos Radio Network. This information will help you understand and assert your rights if you are ever stopped by a police officer.

Tom Woods Show Co-Conspirators – This is a list of other blogs, podcasts, etc. started by Tom Woods Show listeners.