Recorded at the Mises Circle Southwest Regional in Houston, 18 January 2014. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist. In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written…
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25 Responses to “The Economics of the Police State | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.”

  • Blake Williams:

    Check out this video on YouTube:

  • Fabian4Liberty:

    Tom Woods is great. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him several times
    on my radio show. 

  • Hashishin13:

    33:20-33:30 Yea they are called the police and politicians.

  • Lurker1979:

    Wish Tom would win the Peace Prize. What a great example for people. A
    great educational resource to.

  • baianoise:

    Sometime ago, I think that was in mid past year, I wrote in SurvivalDoc’s
    commentary section, that the U.S were becoming each day, more and more
    looking like a third world country, well, I’m Brazilian, and I know what a
    third world country look like, specially a Banana Republic style, and I was
    totally morally lynched by his followers, (and himself to a certain degree).
    Well, sometime after that the RT news aired a program with a economist that
    were talking exactly what I wrote in that channel (SurvivalDoc), and right
    now, Tom Woods is speaking (in his words) exactly about this; all what is
    turning US in a Police State, here in Brazil occurs since the 1960′s, when
    the US baked a Military Coup d’etat here, (as they did in most of South
    America…) that endured almost 30 years, and even today, as a very bad
    souvenir of this era, we do have Military Police.

  • MrKeytarist:

    I guess one might say that the light of liberty blazes brightly 


    Public opinion trumps state police power.

  • Tim Simon:

    The Economics of the Police State | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

  • Sieg Holle:

    Check out this video on YouTube:

    Insights into the enforcement complex and the economics of war and
    destruction or the narco by force government culture 

  • Freedom Hating Leftist:

    I’ve watched and listened to this video several times, and every time at
    19:25 when he says that Nixon claimed that heroin addicts were engaging in
    365 million burglaries, I can’t contain my laughter. 

  • Renaissance Man:

    Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it
    has it has stolen.”

  • soapbxprod:

    I have listened to this six times and back again! As an Objectivist, and a
    member of the NH FREE STATE PROJECT- please allow me to say GOD BLESS YOU
    Dr. Woods!

  • Dillon Willliams:

    “Let’s debamboozle everybody.” 

  • Dwain Dibley:

    The economics of the Welfare/Police State is Capitalism, which is not an
    economic system, it is a politically enforced, rentier ideology. The
    production of goods and services are secondary to the drive for profits.

  • Finnian Cornelison:

    If you have limited investigative resources, wouldn’t you investigate the
    crimes that net you the most forfeited property? Murder, rape, and theft?
    Nah, not so much. Drug crimes? Absolutely!

  • soapbxprod:

    Thomas Woods is the finest man who ever breathed… Murray Rothbard is
    smiling wherever he is! I LOVE YOU MAN! :) 

  • VoluntaryVirtues0com:

    The police are a mafia, just have more people blindly supporting them…

  • Gale Innes:

    *An interesting video, for certain.*

  • KarasekUS:

    You’ve been bamboozled!

  • miinyoo:

    Have to tip my hat. Dr. Woods has an excellent way with flowing around and
    orating masterfully crafted speeches. No politician alive could do that on
    his own quite like he can.

    No wonder no one wants to debate him. They’d all cut off their ears and
    gouge their eyes just to escape the severely embarrassing, searing common
    sense and topical eloquence.

    It’s a thing of beauty.

  • Joshua Vig:


  • baianoise:

    PT-BR: A economia do estado policial
    ENG: The economics of the Police State

  • Chip Oclassen:


  • Brian Singer:

    As only Tom Woods can do…

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