We were recently interviewed on The Tom Woods Show.
This episode includes the discussion with Tom, plus a “post-game” discussion to further clarify some of the points raised during the interview.
Tom Woods is the…
- Nicest Guy In the Liberty Movement (except on Twitter)
- James Brown of the Liberty Movement
- Oprah of the Liberty Movement
Preparations for the interview
Interview – The Tom Woods Show, Episode 802 (00:04:55)
- Tom Introduces Tim and Joe
- Joe, the “Multi-disciplinary Engineer”
- Ideological slants of Architects and Engineers
- Logistics of producing “The World’s Most Antipodal Podcast (TM)”
- What is the Built Environment?
- Who will build the roads?
- Built Environment issues are not politicized left vs. right
- Libertarians and “Normal People”
- “Undesirable Material” – Anarcho-Sewage Treatment
- The format of every NPR story
- Is Tennis more libertarian than football?
- Planning isn’t a bad thing
- Jane Jacobs
- Human Scale
- “Eyes on the Street”
- Planned and Unplanned cities
- Failures of Planning – Boston City Hall Plaza
- The roads, revisited
- Are libertarian solutions too clunky?
- Technical solutions and commercial solutions
- Pop Quiz: Which country is an anarcho-capitalist utopia with private roads?
- Privatization and divestiture – How do we get there from here?
- Anarchitecture Podcast website details
- @anarchitecturep on Twitter – Real world examples (we use #ThisIsAnarchitecture)
- “The Tom Woods House” – A great result using DonorSee
- Initial reactions
- Our first interview – thinking on our toes
- How we usually record – Editing Ums and Ahs
- Technical Challenges
- Tim’s Recording Rig
- Joe’s Pop Filter
- “Have I started an electrical fire?”
- Tom’s cat – even the pro’s have glitches
- Unscripted moments of inspiration
- Tom’s takeaways from #ana003
- Who was Hayek?
- Developed Austrian Business Cycle Theory with Ludwig von Mises
- Won the “Swedish Central Bank’s Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel” AKA Nobel Prize in Economics
- Focused on the role of decentralized information in a complex society
- Who was Jane Jacobs?
- “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”
- Feud with Robert Moses – Grassroots opposition to eminent domain
- No formal education, an autodidact
- Journalist for Architectural Record magazine
- “Where are all the people?”
- “Eyes on the Street” – taking ownership of your neighborhood
- Le Corbusier’s “Vertical City” – Unite de habitacion
- A good idea, dumbed down
- Public housing projects and criminality
- A spectacular failure – Pruitt-Igoe
- A decentralized surveillance state
- Distributed surveillance, judgement and action
- “Were there any parts where you put your foot in your mouth?”
- Dodging the question
- UN AGENDA 21!!! – Too harsh?
- Applying Austrian insights about information and monopoly theory to city planning
- Channeling Alex Jones
- The Tom Woods Show Episode 802 on Tom’s site
- Article mentioned in the interview: Architects are left-leaning
- Architects’ Utopian Visions
- Jane Jacobs
- Boston City Hall Plaza Apologia
- Walter Block on Road Privitization
- Sweden’s Private Road Associations (PRA’s)
- The Tom Woods House
- Public Space
Frank van Dun on Public Space and Rights of Way in an anarcho-capitalist society
- Rebuttal by Walter Block
- Frederich A. Hayek
- Pass Le Corbusier
- The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur by Peter Klein (free e-book on Mises.org)
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