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Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketThe AustrianWorking PapersSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

AwardsGeorge F. Koether Free Market Writing AwardO.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy

Tom Woods, a senior fellow of the Mises Institute, is the author of a dozen books, most recently Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis, featuring a foreword by Ron Paul). His book The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy, won the $50,000 first prize in the Templeton Enterprise Awards.

Tom's articles have appeared in dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages.

Tom hosts the Tom Woods Show, a libertarian podcast that releases a new episode every weekday. With Bob Murphy, he co-hosts Contra Krugman, a weekly podcast that refutes Paul Krugman's New York Times column.

All Works

The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

01/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Melman was associated with the left, but his analysis of the warfare state is very libertarian and deserves wider dissemination.


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The Anti-Imperialist League and the Battle Against Empire

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
States have successfully managed to persuade subject populations that any insult to the state is an insult to the people as well.

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How the Mises Institute is Different


Presented at the Mises Institute's 35th Anniversary Celebration in New York City on October 6, 2017.

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Cobden on Freedom, Peace, and Trade

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

10/02/2017Mises Daily Articles
Free trade cannot prevent war when men no longer believe in peace.

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Tom Woods: What I Learned from Murray Rothbard


Tom Woods shares his experiences meeting Murray Rothbard.

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