March 16th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania Law School got yanked from teaching an important first-year lecture class after students objected — I mean, threw a tantrum over — remarks she made about different students’ academic performance.
In a discussion of affirmative action, she told Glenn Loury (who is black) that in her experience, black students were not scoring toward the top of the class.
“I can think of one or two students who scored in the top half of my required first-year course,” she said, “so I’m going on that because a lot of this data is a closely guarded secret.”
These aren’t interpretations. They’re facts.
About 15 black students a year score at least 168 on the LSAT; the average score at the top law schools ranges from 169 into the 170s. That means every one of these students could be absorbed by just one law school. We therefore know for certain that black candidates are being held to a lower standard. The math allows for no other result.
What we do about these facts, or why they are what they are, are completely separate questions. But if we’re not even allowed to discuss the facts, what on earth is going on?
Professor Wax, meanwhile, is badgered and harassed by mobs, and surely only tenure is what has saved her from being fired.
If even raw, indisputable facts aren’t allowed, are you sure you’re safe?
Good advice: build up additional income streams, so you can give the p.c. terrorizers the finger if it should ever come to that.
Chances are, your job doesn’t have tenure.
One of the easiest and most fun ways to do this is laid out very effectively in this video, which I strongly urge you to take the time to watch. It’s going to be taken down in the coming days.
My listeners swear by the woman teaching this, and have been doing great with it.
Well worth your time, trust me:
March 12th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
Last week, on our way to La Guardia Airport my daughter Veronica and I rode in a car with someone who needed a swift kick in the pants.
The guy wrote music with others in mind — artists, yes, but also firms, industries, whatever. He played me demos of his music and what precisely he had in mind with each one.
I was afraid it was going to be awful.
But it was great!
So what is he doing to get this music out there?
He was in some kind of weird mindset paralysis. What was he expecting to happen? He just sits there, and things change for him?
So I started talking to him about what his next steps should be, and that he has just got to get over the paralysis — perhaps even the self-doubt? — and get moving.
He thanked me, sincerely.
It was a great experience.
Can you relate to his paralysis, though?
It’s your mortal enemy. Nothing changes unless you take action.
Here’s something to take action on.
It turns out that simple, ugly mugs, with text only and in black and white, sell very well on Amazon, as Rachel Rofe teaches.
An idiot can use the service that makes them.
No need to hold inventory, either.
A simple, straightforward way to make sales — and moolah — online. Plenty of my subscribers are already in Rachel’s private Facebook group, and they swear by her. Not to mention something entrepreneurial young people can learn to do.
In her webinar tomorrow she’s going to show you how to do it.
Now let me be up front: at the end she’s going to make you an offer. It’s a really good one. But you can absolutely do what she describes without taking that offer.
Unlike so many webinar hosts — the kind I avoid like the plague, by the way — she doesn’t give you platitudes for 60 minutes and then ask for dough to give you the full story. Trust me: you will be very impressed by how much you learn.
The last time I sent my folks to a webinar with her, people raved about it for days.
Every journey starts with a single step, blah blah blah.
February 20th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
Here’s a happy story.
Last year, Jeffrey Herbener of Grove City College appeared on my show. He’s the economics department chairman there. I asked him off the air how his Austrian Student Scholars Conference was coming along for 2018.
He said there might not be one. Funding sources were drying up.
This conference is an important transmission belt for us: young people working in the Austrian School tradition — a school of thought that includes Mises, Hayek, and Rothbard — make their first scholarly foray into our world via this conference. I felt strongly that it should go on.
I told him I’d make up the difference.
So we went back on the air and casually announced that of course the conference was on for 2018.
One of the things my donation funded was the cash prizes for the top three papers, which were awarded a few days ago at the conference. The Thomas E. Woods Prizes were distributed as follows:
First Prize: Anthony Rozmajzl, “The True Economic Impacts of Blockchain Technology”
Second Prize: Melissa Lueken, “A Methodological Consideration of Behavioral Economics”
Third Prize: Daniel Sanchez-Pinol Yulee, “Risk and the Capital Structure: A Causal-Realist Approach”
Now what does this have to do with anything?
The money I donated to this worthy cause came entirely out of the earnings I’d pulled in from applying what I’d learned from one of the masters of the online universe. (I publicly thanked him on Facebook at the time for making it possible.)
In fact, I ended up taking every last dime I earned from this guy’s stuff and giving it all away to people and causes that really needed it.
I had never been in a position to do that before. It felt good.
And it’s not because I have a big audience, by the way; in this area I don’t have such a big audience, and I’m still beating affiliates with ten times the following I have.
What’s my secret?
February 13th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
You almost certainly don’t know his name. But I have to admit, it’s a hilarious nomination.
It’s a guy who has spent his life defending embattled taxpayers against the IRS. He’s even helped people with offshore accounts and the like.
His name is Charles Rettig.
I loved the New York Times headline: “To Lead IRS, Trump Nominates Lawyer Who Battled It.”
The Young Turks put it this way: “Trump IRS Nominee Built Career Helping the Rich Avoid Taxes.”
(Of course, “the rich” for The Young Turks is anyone wealthy enough to actually owe income taxes.)
Now you and I know there shouldn’t be an IRS at all. But if I absolutely had to appoint a director, it would be precisely this kind of person.
Meanwhile, the IRS couldn’t seize wealth in the first place if productive people hadn’t created it.
Mark Hendricks, the Internet marketing expert who succumbed to cancer last year, was the opposite of the IRS: he built up rather than tore down; he created value rather than seizing the creations of others.
His estate is having a major sale on his body of information products, which have helped thousands of people make online livings.
They’re even letting you sell his products and keep all the profits.
So you’re aiding a good cause by helping out Mark’s family, and also helping yourself.
You can just keep the products and learn from them, thereby carrying on Mark’s legacy, or you can have an instant business of your own, selling Mark’s excellent material to others.
Sell just one thing and make back your whole investment.
The estate is withdrawing this offer tomorrow, though.
I’ve even added some bonuses:
The thing to get, to get my bonuses:
February 9th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
John McCain and Chuck Schumer are horrible people, and they somehow get worse with time.
I’ve invested an enormous amount of time into political (and, I guess, intellectual) activism — so much so that I think I’ve made my personal happiness dependent on how successful we are.
Don’t get me wrong: I still care deeply about all the stuff I’ve written and spoken about over the years.
But if I let these creatures determine my level of happiness, then the terrorists have won.
These days I’m taking the advice of Harry Browne: create as much freedom for yourself as you can in this unfree world.
My top priority: taking care of the people closest to me. That’s my family and some close friends. After that, I help out libertarian causes I consider important.
I don’t think of freedom as something I have to sit and wait for Congress to grant me.
When it comes to my own life, I think in practical terms: what things can I do, that are entirely within my own power, that can give me the life I want?
There’s plenty in your control, right now. Yes, the Fed stinks. But you can have a great life anyway.
Imagine being able to take the family to interesting and exotic places on a regular basis.
Or: an unexpected setback occurs — a big hospital bill, or a major car repair — and you don’t have a knot in your stomach trying to figure out how you’re going to cover it.
You can dig ditches.
Or you can do this:
February 8th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
Unless you’re a marketing veteran, you’ve never heard of Mark Hendricks.
But people who have say: the guy was a true gem.
He devoted his life to helping others start and then succeed in business — mainly online business.
He created an avalanche of information products that people swore by.
Last year, Mark died of cancer.
His estate is selling his products to raise funds for remaining expenses.
But they’re not just selling his products — they’re selling you the right to sell his products and keep the profits. In other words, you can have an instant business, and help a good cause at the same time.
I myself picked it up, along with the upgrade. They don’t get much more obvious than this one.
It’s being taken down before you know it, so have a look (via my “anti-fireside chat”):
February 1st, 2018 | By Tom Woods
Man, the other kids sure didn’t make life easy for a kid like me.
I was bookish, I was interested in politics, I did all the things I wasn’t supposed to do.
And man, did they let me know it.
I’ll be honest with you: it screwed me up, for a long time. I became suspicious of people who seemed to want to be my friends. What was their real angle? Were they setting me up for something?
By 10th grade I had broken out of it, but the damage had been done. For years afterward, I’d always wonder where I really stood with my friends. Turns out there was nothing to wonder about, but my experiences had left me insecure and skeptical.
You may not have had my experience, but I’ll bet you’ve read some of my posts and emails and thought:
OK, this stuff works, but maybe not for me.
I of all people get and understand that.
Today is the final day to get in on Steve Clayton’s eCommerce program. If deep down you want to do this, I don’t want you paralyzed by the kind of self-doubt that has plagued me for much of my life.
Here’s the key point: they are offering a double-your-money-back guarantee. To say you almost never see something like that is an understatement.
Steve’s program gives you virtually every unfair advantage you could ask for, and is perfect for an absolute newbie.
He has changed the lives of many of my listeners.
Don’t be your own worst enemy.
Watch my four-minute video, and you’ll know what to do:
After watching the video, click here.
P.S. This closes down for good at Midnight Pacific Time.
January 31st, 2018 | By Tom Woods
I know them well.
They’re the reason I delayed starting my podcast — by far the best change I made to my life — for months, even years.
They’re the reason I long neglected my physical health.
They’re the reason for lots of bad decisions — or non-decisions — people make.
“I’m too busy.”
Sorry, not buying it.
We’re all busy.
If you want to make a change in your life, find the time. Make the time. Otherwise, nothing changes.
And the funny thing is: because I found the time and made the change, my new life is now much less frenetic, and I actually have a lot more time.
Leave aside my cutesy emails and posts for minute. What I’m telling you about right now is known about by only a handful of people in the entire world. It’s created by people I consider friends, who are experts on helping newbies create online businesses that liberate them, and who have a proven track record with my own listeners.
What they’re showing you — especially in last night’s presentation — is a newbie-friendly approach to eCommerce that gives you every possible unfair advantage.
You don’t even need that much time to do it, as it turns out. Devote to it whatever time you can spare, and you’ll see results.
But you do need to watch last night’s presentation. And after tomorrow night, this replay — and the whole program — will be taken down and closed for good.
Those three words are keeping your friends and neighbors in a soul-crushing rut.
January 30th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
When you’re a dad of five girls, you wind up watching a lot of animation.
And man, have I seen Finding Nemo a lot.
Nemo’s father, Marlin, has to be the worst Pixar character — and possibly the worst any kind of character — of all time.
Marlin has the personality of your bathroom doorknob. He has zero sense of humor. Zero charm. Yet he thinks so highly of himself that he wants to name half his children Marlin Jr.
They made a sequel: Finding Dory.
They couldn’t make Finding Marlin, because if he ever got lost, no one would notice.
Savage? Maybe. But after so many viewings, you’re driven to extremes.
Sometimes, though, boring is good.
Like in eCommerce.
With everyone wanting to push fun, interesting products, there’s a huge gap in boring products. And that’s where you quietly swoop in.
Tonight my eCommerce friends — some of the best in the world — are going to show us ten examples of boring products that earn small fortunes.
Naturally, you never have to handle these products or hold inventory (I wouldn’t make you do that).
And you can know precisely how well they’re selling and what your prospects with them will be before you even get involved.
That’s why Steve and Aidan — who are completely trustworthy, and real-live friends of mine who have done wonders for many of my listeners — are offering a double-your-money-back guarantee. That’s how sure they are that this will work for you.
Best thing I’ve ever promoted, by far.
Sign up to join us tonight: