24 Nov 2017

Black Friday 2017 Liberty Classroom Deal

Shameless Self-Promotion, Tom Woods 11 Comments

Hey boys and girls,

Tom Woods has a special offer for his Liberty Classroom. If you order the top Master Level subscription (i.e. this offer doesn’t apply to the lower tier options) anytime through Cyber Monday (i.e. Nov. 27, 2017), you get $200 off the normal price.

In addition, if you use this link when you order, then I will send you an autographed copy (to a U.S. address) of one of the following of my books:

  • Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and New Deal
  • or The Primal Prescription.

Furthermore–as if you can stand all the incentives–if you order the Master Level subscription by the end of Black Friday (i.e. Nov. 24, 2017), then word on the street is that Tom will also send you an autographed copy of his own Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.

So remember kids, use THIS LINK when you go to Tom’s site. That’s the way I know you ordered through me, so I can send you the signed book. And remember, these offers only apply to people who get the Master Level subscription.



==> We will have to coordinate over email so I know which of my books you want, etc. I will email you as my notifications come in, but feel free to email me if a day or two goes by and you haven’t heard from me.

==> I may have to order more books from my suppliers, so I am only promising that you will have the signed book from me in time for Christmas.

==> Here is my post talking about my latest course on Liberty Classroom.

==> I can only send my free book to a U.S. address.

11 Responses to “Black Friday 2017 Liberty Classroom Deal”

  1. Julien Couvreur says:

    The regular price is still showing up (298$)…

    • Julien Couvreur says:

      I meant: it still shows up at checkout.

      • Bob Murphy says:

        That’s the right price Julien, it’s normally $500. Does that make sense or am I misunderstanding you?

  2. Tel says:

    I’ve almost listened to the end of your History of Economic Thought Part 2.

    I like the Game Theory section, especially like where your voice gets a little bit of a crafty tone when considering how to go about defining rationality. Also, Robert Axelrod and “The Evolution of Cooperation” is probably the best known name on the topic of iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma, maybe he could be disappointed not to get a mention but you covered all the material quite nicely.

    A discussion on the question of altruism would be a great followup, but it’s a fair bit of work to get all the key points of view together in one place and still be unbiased about it. I don’t mind doing some research for you if you think that would be a good project… but I’m not going to pretend to be unbiased !!

    Oh by the way, when I downloaded the “Audio Book” your voice plays just fine (I’m using VLC on my Android phone and the file comes up as M4B format) but there’s no markers for the topic start points, or if those markers do exist then VLC won’t recognize them, making it difficult to jump to any particular topic. I’m not an audio book expert so I’m not entirely sure if that’s because of a problem in VLC or in the audio book file.

    Can’t believe I bought my Liberty Classroom membership at the Black Friday sale 2016 and it seems like just a moment ago.

    • Bob Murphy says:

      Thanks Tel. I’ll pass along your feedback about the audio book.

      I appreciate your offer to do research, but these things are really just quick intros to the subject matter. I don’t think I would be able to use it, if you did that research.

      • Tel says:

        On the topic of “altruism” I don’t mean deep research that would get me a Nobel Prize or anything… more like doing a lot of searching around and getting together a list of key names and quotes that should be included in that topic.

        The important thing is at least cover the main points of view, where they are coming from, and who at the big guys pushing each barrow. Also describe it in a way that would make sense to someone who understood ET1 and ET2, explain the jargon, translate where necessary, get the definitions straight, etc.

        For example, Frans de Waal is a biologist who studied chimpanzees and other primates, then came to a bunch of conclusions about ethics. He isn’t well known to economists but the “Progressives” like him because he uses the word “fairness” … except an economist’s reaction would be, “Hey, this guy is talking about perfectly normal voluntary exchanges. Why doesn’t he use the word trade to describe this stuff?”

        But the same discussion should also cover people like Ayn Rand who said that altruism is a scam and the people pushing “altruism” on others usually don’t apply it to themselves. Well, there’s heaps of good material there. There’s historical stuff that Ayn Rand was reacting against, which was often anti-individualist and Rand escaped Communism so she was a bit fed up with being told the duty of citizens to support the collective.

        There’s also a Christian perspective … not that I’m Christian but the Sermon on the Mount has been very influential: “Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”

        Which is weird because he talks about doing the good deed in the expectation of reward (not altruism but any normal definition) only the reward has to come from God and not from other humans (so it’s kind of different to regular trade).

        You can go into the argument about whether “Selfish” is equivalent to “Self Interested” in meaning, because some people go to a bit of effort to draw a distinction there.

        There’s material on “kin selection” so if one brother sacrifices himself for the family is that altruism? Or is that a selfish gene that works on the basis that one brother might be expendable if it increases the other brother’s opportunity to reproduce?

        It’s a great topic… so have a think about the possibility if you get some spare time on your hands and run out of things to do.

        • Anonymous says:

          Ayn Rand was a genocidal maniac who endorsed the genocide of the Native Americans.


          The best that can be said of Randians is that at least they are warmongers openly, rather than pretending to oppose war while writing propaganda puff pieces for war profiteers like other libertarians.

        • Anonymous says:

          Janusz Bardach survived a Russian gulag camp where he was forced to mine gold. He wrote the memoir Man is Wolf to Man. Way better than anything by Ayn Rand.

          There’s a story here about how one of the other prisoners was forced to confess under torture.

          “His story poured out of him during the first few days we worked together. Vadim was arrested in the fall of 1937 and spent more than five months in the prison in Leningrad. He was accused of organizing a counterrevolutionary group of students and professors aimed at destroying the Soviet state and assassinating Stalin. At first he was deprived of sleep for eleven days and interrogated. When that didn’t work, he was locked in a booth with two other prisoners for five days with only enough space to stand. His interrogators, young and zealous to prove themselves to their NKVD bosses, beat him with a rubber truncheon and twice staged mock executions—once, holding a pistol to his temple; the other time, placing the barrel of a gun in his mouth.”

          “Vadim still held out. It wasn’t until he was told that his parents, wife, and three children would be arrested and shot before his eyes that he broke down. He not only confessed to the preposterous accusations but implicated some of his colleagues and students as well. He was sentenced to ten years of hard labor plus five years in exile.”

          – Janusz Bardach, Man is Wolf to Man, pages 206-207

  3. Anonymous says:

    So, still trying to profit off a book in which you give an unqualified endorsement of Henry Ford, who, with or without his knowledge, profited off the death and enslavement of millions of Africans? Not so much as a disclaimer saying, “Hey, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism has an error on page 51. Henry Ford actually profited off atrocities, though he may or may not have known of it. Please disregard that part of this book.”


  4. Darien says:

    I recall you offered a similar promotion last year, and I asked about the possibility of purchasing signed books individually (for those of us who are already Masters of Liberty); any news on that front?

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