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Who Are the Good Guys in the NFL Brouhaha?

September 25th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

I should cheer the athletes protesting during the national anthem, some libertarians tell me, because they’re against the state!


Colin Kaepernick, who started the whole thing, is an admirer of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. I don’t think he’s waiting by the mailbox for his copy of Human Action.

If it’s police brutality they’re upset about, that’s not a federal issue, so it makes no sense to protest it during the national anthem.

In general, the message is “white privilege,” “institutional racism,” and the alleged need for (even more) radical changes to address these alleged problems.

Sorry, but I don’t buy any of it. Read Thomas Sowell’s book Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality? You won’t be scammed by the “white privilege” folks ever again.

Ever met anyone who pretended to be white on a college application, in order to get a share of that “white privilege”?

Meanwhile, the other side is lousy, too.

What the heck are we doing politicizing and militarizing professional sports in the first place, what with the constant military displays and references?

The military establishment is not in any way protecting our freedom. It’s bleeding us dry on behalf of a hopeless global project whose scope is never defined and whose purpose remains unexplained.

If the protesters could articulate that message, or clearly oppose the warfare state’s propaganda, then we’d be getting somewhere. That kind of protest might actually make sense during the national anthem.

Now that I’ve alienated nutcases on both sides, the rest of us — who spend our time wisely! — can talk business.

Just two days from now, I’m holding a live call with Michael Cheney that will introduce you to a world most people don’t even know exists.

It’s a world in which, if you apply yourself, things can happen.

Things like $1000 commissions, of which I earned two last week.

A world that can make you so happy not even an inane NFL brouhaha can disturb you.

We’re not recording this, so be sure to sign up:


How I Blew Through $20K in the Past 48 Hours

September 22nd, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Last Sunday as I finished lunch with my kids, I discovered I’d just earned a $1000 commission — for a product I wasn’t even promoting.

Then yesterday, while driving one of my kids’ friends home, my phone alerted me to yet another $1000 commission.

That’s amazing.

This is in addition to the $25,818.74 I’d already pulled in via the same method, after working part time for a week.

I don’t think I’ve ever earned that much money with so little effort before.

And yes, I realize that figure sounds ridiculous and beyond belief. It’s so ridiculous it wouldn’t even occur to me to invent it.

(In my interview with Internet marketer extraordinaire Michael Cheney on episode #1002 of the Tom Woods Show we explained the gist of it.)

So it was easy for me to give most of it away.

A few days ago I found out that the folks who organize the Austrian Student Scholars Conference had lost half their traditional funding, and were $10,000 short.

This conference is an important transmission belt to bring bright young students into Austrian economics. It really matters. So when Professor Jeff Herbener mentioned the problem to me, I told him I’d supply the rest of the money. The conference is on.

Then today: there is a crisis pregnancy center near where we live that does truly heroic work and whose operations we are familiar enough with to feel comfortable supporting. It was literally facing the prospect of closing its doors this month. So I gave them $10,000, too.

I typically keep my charitable giving to myself. It’s obnoxious not to. But in this case I think it illustrates something important: the easier the money was to earn, the easier it was to part with. And I know I’ve done some good with it.

That money is due entirely to Michael Cheney.

People are doing what I’m doing without an email list or even a website.


Sign up to find out (but remember, this is not being recorded):


P.S. In the spirit of this post, I’m donating $5 to Antiwar.com for every person who shows up live.

Sure I’ll Clean Your Bathroom, You Disgusting Pig

September 21st, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

As a college freshman, I was given two options for a part-time job: work in the dining hall, or clean bathrooms.

The bathroom cleaning paid slightly more, so I went with that.

It didn’t take long to figure out why it paid more.


I had a master key to all the rooms in Dunster House, so I could get in and clean bathrooms even if people weren’t home.

I always hoped they wouldn’t be — if there was something more uncomfortable than cleaning a disgusting bathroom, it was doing it with the resident sitting ten feet away.

That sure makes it all the more glorious in 2017 to have raked in — I’m not kidding — $25,818.74 after a week’s worth of part-time work.

I almost feel ridiculous reporting that figure. How the #$%& can it be real?

All will be explained, my friend. But our little workshop isn’t being recorded, so reserve your seat:


Dick Cheney vs. Michael Cheney: Head to Head

September 19th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

For Americans, the last name “Cheney” can be traumatizing.

I assure you, there’s no connection between Michael Cheney, affiliate master, and the former vice president.


Dick Cheney:
CEO of Halliburton.

Michael Cheney:
Underling at ExxonMobil until he started making six figures online.

Dick Cheney:
Willfully misrepresented the state of WMD programs in Iraq.

Michael Cheney:
Is an avid cyclist and spends lots of time with family after his 25-hour work week, so no time for BS propaganda.

Dick Cheney:
Favors torture that makes people feel like they’re drowning.

Michael Cheney:
Rescues people who feel like they’re drowning.

Dick Cheney:
Favors warrantless wiretapping.

Michael Cheney:
Cares more about your conversions than your conversations.

Dick Cheney:
Accidentally shoots friend in face while hunting.

Michael Cheney:

Dick Cheney:
Presided over regime that hands me a huge tax bill every year.

Michael Cheney:
Presides over affiliate programs that generated $25,818.74 for me after a week’s worth of work. (And by the way, you don’t need an email list.)

Dick Cheney:
Taxpayers forced to pay his salary.

Michael Cheney:
Earns his dough through helping other people — which he does in spades, since he pays 100% commissions on his products.

Dick Cheney:
Not giving you a seminar on how to do any of this.

Michael Cheney:

Oh, and one more:

Michael Cheney:
Has an excellent reputation, because he’s genuine and honest, and his products are excellent.

Dick Cheney:
Not so much.

My live event with Michael Cheney is not being recorded, though.

So reserve your seat right away:


I Guarantee This Critic Is Broke

September 18th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

I can always delete nasty comments, but it’s usually more fun to make an example of them.

When I first read T. Harv Eker’s book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, I didn’t believe it. He spends a lot of time discussing all the different kinds of self-defeating thinking and overall self-sabotage that guarantee a person will never be successful.

Nobody holds these attitudes, I thought.


Probably more people hold them than don’t.

I thought of this when someone left a dismissive comment on the important interview I did with Michael Cheney, affiliate marketer extraordinaire, over the weekend.

An affiliate marketer earns commissions by selling other people’s products.

Here’s the comment the guy left: “You too can make money off the efforts of people doing real work!”

I posted a response:

I could delete this comment, of course, but why would I? It’s such a perfect comment to make an example of.

First, the person writing this comment is broke. Of that we can be metaphysically certain.

Second, the person has zero understanding — even, one presumes, after listening to our discussion.

Let me address this as someone who himself recruits affiliates (for my Liberty Classroom website). My affiliates are worth their weight in gold to me. They find people I could never reach and bring them to my product. I am so delighted with this that last year I gave away a brand new car to my top affiliate, plus $5000 in cash prizes to my next nine affiliates, in addition to their 50% commissions.

Who the heck cares whether we call what an affiliate does ‘real work’? (It obviously is, but never mind.) It brings me, the product creator, new customers!

How is it different in principle from standard advertising? I create a product, and then I pay for an ad somewhere. I can imagine Mr. Genius here complaining that the place running my ad is making money off my ‘real work.’ So I shouldn’t advertise?

Product creators WANT affiliates. In Internet marketing they compete like crazy to recruit them.

In fact, if he’d been listening, the critic would have noted that Michael so appreciates what affiliates do that he offers them 100% commissions on his front-end products, his upsells, and his recurring payment programs.

Got that? He gives his affiliates all the money.

(If you listened to the interview, you know what’s in it for him.)

That sounded like a good deal to me, so I became a Cheney affiliate. Best business decision I ever made, times a thousand.

Here are my results: with a small email list (my entrepreneurship one is small), I wrote a week’s worth of emails promoting a Cheney product. He takes it from there.

That has generated $25,818.74.

What the…??

I asked the same thing, believe me. What the heck am I, a late-night infomercial? And I totally get that if you didn’t know me, you probably wouldn’t believe me.

(Sometime soon I’ll make a video with proof, in case you’re skeptical.)

Whether or not it’s “real work,” you sure can make out like a bandit online with Cheney. I have personal experience here.

We’re going to discuss how I did it at a special event — which is not being recorded, so do make an effort to be there live.

Every detail will be shared.

(And no, you don’t need an email list to do it.)

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