These are terrifying times.
It feels like we’ve passed a point of no return.
We’ve endured a global mass psychosis based on fact-free claims and fearmongering.
To add insult to injury, most of the public not only went along, but a massive chunk of them actually demonized dissidents and cheered their tormentors.
But our problems long predated COVID.
We’ve grown so wearily accustomed to our situation that it barely registers with many of us any longer: we are despised by virtually every source of allowable opinion for how we live and what we believe in.
At every turn we find ourselves undermined: in how we raise our kids, how we run our businesses, how we hold on to our purchasing power — and on and on.
We libertarians are spending much too much time arguing over minutiae, or complaining about the world we live in, instead of taking action to improve our conditions.
Meanwhile, things that make our day-to-day lives challenging to the point of anguish and despair are going almost entirely neglected.
When the great Harry Browne wrote How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, he was hardly talking about politics at all.
He was talking about how to make your life better right now, regardless of what happens in politics.
That is good advice.
Many of us – perhaps including you, dear reader – are demoralized and exhausted.
We seem to be up against insurmountable odds.
And everywhere we turn, the lizard people are on the offensive.
In education, they consider it their role to replace your children’s critical thinking skills with the robotic, fact-free platitudes that comprise the regime’s worldview.
In personal finance, what are we supposed to do as our purchasing power vanishes during inflationary periods? Buy gold, people have told us for decades.
Gold is great. But holding on to gold and sitting there doesn’t cut it. We need specific strategies that regular people can follow in the here and now.
Where am I supposed to live, and how am I supposed to move there on a budget, when my current place of residence is making my life impossible?
No matter whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump – or, for that matter, Ron Paul – is in the White House, problems like this aren’t going away.
I could go on and on with areas of life like these, far from politics, in which you find yourself struggling and could use expert direction and a supportive community that will help you not just overcome obstacles, but actually thrive.
We are going to tackle everything.
Not libertarian theory – you know that already – but how to navigate the present world so that you come out prosperous, content, and fulfilled, despite what the lizard people are trying to do.
As a bestselling author I’ve traveled the world and gotten to know a great many knowledgeable and successful people from whom I can draw for our live sessions together. Real experts, not Fauci “experts.”
We’re going to cover, for starters:
Let’s get our kids educated minus the propaganda. We’ll look at alternatives to the traditional K-12 system. We’ll talk college, too: the pros, cons, and your options. And, of course, plausible college alternatives.
We can seem weird to a lot of the people we interact with every day. We can feel alien and isolated. How can we find or build communities where what we believe in is reinforced rather than despised, and where our kids can grow and thrive?
Not everyone is called to it, but some are. How can we maximize our chances of success? What are some simple paths we can follow? How can we make a living that the lizard people can’t take away from us?
Surely we can’t be expected to buy gold and sit around. What else can we do with our money so we don’t have to look to the future with dread?
Are you terrified in a room full of strangers? Can you strike up a conversation without awkwardness? Let’s get you confident and skilled.
How to navigate the crazy American system to get decent care without breaking the bank, and how to make informed decisions about our health and what remedies are best.
Here’s a major source of stress. Let’s bash it with a baseball bat.
I have contacts around the country. We’ll talk relocation – and how to do it on a budget.
Who’s presented to us so far? A former U.S. Congressman, in fact the last Republican opponent of the Iraq war to retire. Then the International Man himself, #1 New York Times bestselling author Doug Casey. The extraordinary Joel Skousen, who taught us about the safest places to live in North America. His brother Mark, who’s taught at Columbia Business School and who’s published a successful investment newsletter for 42 years, taught us about investing. A sheriff, both learned and principled, who resisted the COVID hysteria in a blue area, gave us tips on relocation.
I know and can get for us whatever expert we need.
We’re devoting a month to business. We’ll learn how to start an online or offline business, and what to do to increase its chances of success. I’m bringing on people who have been teaching these things for over 25 years – including Marlon Sanders himself, a true OG in online business.
One of our members has a cooking website that does extremely well for her. Astonishingly well. So she’ll walk us through how she does it.
That training, like everything else in the School of Life, is waiting for you in the members’ area.
There’s a rule of marketing that says: list benefits, not features.
But I think you can see the benefits: being a more knowledgeable, successful, and confident person in the face of seemingly impenetrable obstacles. Worrying less about money, your kids, your arbitrary boss, your health – you name it.
So doggone it, I’m going to tell you about the features of the School of Life (these are features that we have now or will have by the time our doors reopen):
* A job board where you can post a job or look for a job, so we can hire each other.
(As a matter of fact, one member lost his job and then, thanks to our job board, that very day got another job with the same pay doing the same work.)
* A homeschooling hub with a treasure trove of lesson plans and curricula used by seasoned homeschoolers.
* A business directory, so you can advertise your business to the entire membership, and so we can support each other’s work.
* A business mastermind group so we can learn from each other and help each other.
* Our 4,000-word report on how to relocate on a budget.
* A hot seat function in which members who are knowledgeable in business give advice to someone who’s struggling, to help him turn things around.
* A directory of local events so you can meet like-minded people.
* A health and fitness accountability group.
* An archive of all the live webinars we’ve done with amazing and accomplished people who have knowledge we need.
* A discussion forum where you can talk about (and learn about) whatever specific topics you need for your own personal flourishing.
Oh, and after everyone joined, I told them: surprise, I’m also hosting an optional in-person event that will be free for you to attend, because I’m paying for it as a gift to you. We’ll cover plenty of practical topics that will help us flourish, and then we’re having a special surprise guest who will thrill everyone. All for free, because it’s my intention to over-deliver on this site.
There are so many topics we can cover in our future webinars, too. With each one, you’ll become happier, less anxious, more satisfied, and closer to your personal goals.
And trust me, each of the special guests I invite to teach us is paid well, so they bring us their best.
My friend, although libertarianism and the nonaggression principle are what we stand for, we are going beyond them here. Or, put another way, we are extending them to other areas of our lives.
Once you understand libertarianism, you’re just one turn of the dial away from mastering money management, parenting, education, and a lot more.
You and I will meet regularly in live virtual sessions, and work through some of the most persistent difficulties facing us – not just as libertarians, but as human beings.
You will build relationships with people just as serious as you are when it comes to flourishing in a hostile world. Together, we will build something extraordinary.
Now: you have two choices.
You can sit by helplessly as people who despise you throw more obstacles in your path, or you can do something.
Nobody is coming to save you.
You have to do it yourself.
But with my School of Life, you won’t have to go it alone.
The Tom Woods School of Life is about how to live and thrive – personally, professionally, financially, educationally, and in plenty of other ways, too – in a hostile world.
The doors are closed right now, but they reopen in August. Very briefly.
Here’s how to find freedom in an unfree world – for you, your children, and your grandchildren.
Living well is the best revenge.
Let’s you and I live well.