In this letter I’m going to do something for you that almost no other libertarian has done before.
I’m going to show you a practical path that could allow you to
It may be hard to believe that’s possible. Especially in today’s world.
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 are despised by virtually every source of allowable opinion for how we live and what we believe in.
And we’ve grown so wearily accustomed to our situation that it barely registers with many of us any longer.
Yet we libertarians spend almost no time at all on a strategy to make our lives better.
I want to end the Fed as much as anyone. But more than that, I want my kids to have a world that’s worth living in.
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.
We look to the future with dread. If they got away with the COVID madness, they’re not liable to stop there. Do we have to sit back helplessly as we await the next thing?
Not to mention, the odds seem insurmountable: we’re up against the political class, the entertainment world, academia, corporate CEOs, and the legacy media.
And everywhere we turn, the lizard people are on the offensive.
In the Netherlands, farmers are protesting nitrogen limits imposed in the name of stopping “climate change” that would mean a massive dent in the food supply. Other countries are beginning to adopt these, too, no doubt at the behest of the let-them-eat-bugs would-be tyrants at the World Economic Forum.
Then, too, energy costs have skyrocketed, since what’s the point of building additional capacity when the crazies have made clear that they’re going to ban fossil fuels?
And I surely don’t need to tell you how bizarre your local school system has become. We’ve all heard the stories.
It evidently wasn’t enough that during COVID they came for your job. Now it’s your energy, your food, your purchasing power, and even, for good measure, your children’s minds.
And let’s be honest: what strategy?
What strategy has the libertarian world developed for navigating people through these dangerous waters?
There’s been nothing. It’s a disgrace.
I for one am tired of sitting around waiting for the other shoe to drop, twiddling our thumbs as we fecklessly await our overlords’ next move.
But for a long time, I didn’t know what to do other than churn out more and more libertarian content: videos, books, articles, podcast episodes, you name it.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. I stand by all of it.
But it’s totally inadequate to what our situation calls for.
So it’s true: for a long time my contribution to the liberty world amounted to publishing books, writing articles, and giving lectures.
Nothing wrong with that.
But don’t you get the feeling that we have plenty of books, articles, and lectures already – and that a whole bunch more probably aren’t going to make a difference?
Ten years ago I finally began to realize that I could and should do more. In 2012 I knew for sure that there was one problem I could solve: educational malpractice.
The history we learn in school is a joke. You know that as well as I do. And forget about economics, if it’s even taught at all.
I myself took a college course whose professor required us to buy our books at a place called Revolution Books – inside of which the great mass murderers of the 20th century adorned the walls.
So I created Liberty Classroom to help adults correct what their teachers had lied to them about, and to learn what nobody bothered to teach them.
I then spent two full years helping Ron Paul create his homeschool curriculum, which gives students an alternative to traditional classroom propaganda. And we teach them things like how to run a home business, how to communicate effectively, and how to manage money (in other words, topics no local school is going to teach them).
Just the other day a grateful mother wrote me to say, “I want to say THANK YOU (though words fall short) for inspiring and giving my older three kids a totally-beyond-any-textbook perspective on Western civilization.”
I may not be able to change Yale University, but for people who join Liberty Classroom the problem of propaganda in history and economics is solved.
I may not be able to abolish the government school system, but I can create an alternative like the Ron Paul Curriculum. And for those who adopt that alternative, the problems associated with government schooling are solved.
In both cases, I saw a problem, and solved it.
But in an unfailingly hostile world, we face far more serious problems than just these.
In 2021 I was on the verge of figuring out what it was I was supposed to be doing, but I wasn’t there yet. So I solicited the help of legendary business guru Jay Abraham, one of the most respected and sought-after business advisers in the world.
Want a full-day consult with Abraham? That’ll be $120,000. (I’m not joking.)
I managed to get two hours with him.
Before our meeting, as a backgrounder for him and at his request, I wrote out a full description of everything I did professionally. It was eight pages long.
During the meeting I said: I feel like there’s something further I should be doing to serve the people who follow and listen to me, but I don’t know what it is. Do you?
And of course he did. He’s Jay blankety-blank Abraham.
Before he even elaborated on what that was, I instantly knew I needed to do it, and that it would work.
We may be disorganized, and we may fight among ourselves, but the libertarian world is full of geniuses, creative people, and trailblazers. No rule-following yes men here.
If only we could summon that genius and that energy. If only we could pool our resources, both intellectual and practical. Think of what we could build.
I’ll still record the Tom Woods Show and I’ll still do what I can to reach as many people as possible.
As I observed just how many people did not want to be free, I began to wonder: rather than shouting into the wind, why don’t I spend more of the finite quantity of energy I have on those people who genuinely do want to live free?
That means you, dear reader.
And I’m in a unique position to do exactly that.
As a bestselling author I’ve traveled the world and gotten to know a great many knowledgeable and successful people from whom I’ve drawn for our live sessions together. Real experts, not Fauci “experts.”
Every month we take an area of life in which many of us are struggling, and which is important to almost every serious person, and we begin to master it.
#1 New York Times bestselling author and international investor Doug Casey. Doug showed us how to get a second passport. He revealed the best and worst places in the world to move. And answered your questions for over an hour.
The CEO of acollege-substitute apprenticeship program.
Want your kids to get practical work experience, in a career they love, without racking up insurmountable debt? He walked us through exactly how to accomplish that (plus he’s offering my folks a $500 scholarship).
An accomplished physician who showed us how to get cheap telemedical care and stay out of the broken and corrupt medical system. He also revealed his own step-by-step plan for maximizing health.
A libertarian professor from Columbia Business School
(I promise he’s a good guy) who revealed the best investments for today’s upside-down world.
An expert on getting other people to pay for your kids’ schooling (if you know where to look, you can start getting scholarships in first grade!).
A former U.S. congressman, in fact the last Republican opponent of the Iraq war to retire, taught us about relocation in an age of psychotic state governments.
Business expert Marlon Sanders, who showed us how to earn an income online and work from anywhere.
The owner of a 7-figure cooking website, who taught us how she built it (and she happens to be one of our members – this community is full of impressive people).
The secrets these experts share are absolutely shocking our members. Both in how big of an impact they’re having in their lives and in how easy they are to implement.
How to come up with a business idea you can implement and scale in record time (Session 7)
A famous libertarian’s secret for becoming debt-free in just seven months (Session 2)
Why the secret to earning more money is working fewer hours (Session 7)
How two working parents can homeschool their kids without stress
How to keep your homeschooled kids engaged and motivated (forget the threats and bribes – this is a much easier and practical solution) (AMA session)
Which cooking oils pack fat around your heart, and which help burn fat off your gut (Session 13)
How to master the rare skill that will get you ahead in business (and in life), and make you look like a boss to your friends (Session 15)
The supposedly “dying industries” that are generating massive returns (Session 3)
How about this one: how far you should live from a nuclear power plant (and did you know it depends on whether you’re east or west of the plant?) (Session 6)
The best-performing asset class of the past four generations – and it isn’t even close (Session 3)
How to quiet that inner critic that undermines your every move with discouragement and the impostor syndrome (Session 16)
The most freedom-friendly places to live – they’re not always the ones you think
(Session 5 & 6)
All of this training, and a whole lot more, is waiting for you inside the members’ area, with a lot more to come with each passing month.
Right now they’re for people in business or looking to start a business, but we’ll be starting other small groups devoted to diet, health, and fitness.
Every week groups of between 8 to 12 members of the School of Life meet together with a professional facilitator (who is a business expert) and share what’s working and what isn’t, and where they could use some advice.
Everyone helps each other. Our facilitators make connections between people in different groups who would benefit from knowing each other or working together. We make progress in our businesses by staying accountable to what we promise to accomplish by the following week.
“I had no idea what to expect with the accountability groups,” one of our members said. “Three weeks in and I kid you not they are the best thing Tom’s ever done.”
In other words, we do something. We take action. We network with people likely to be able to help us.
When I opened the School of Life in February, I had no idea what it would one day become.
I couldn’t envision all the ways it would transform people’s lives, helping them become healthier, more prosperous, and with better prospects for the future – yes, no matter who is in the White House.
And yet with no track record to speak of (because the program hadn’t started yet) and few details to share, the program attracted thousands of members in a single day.
Because those people knew as well as I did that the time for talk was over, and the time for action had come.
And because they knew that when I make a promise, I deliver.
Oh, and after those thousands joined the School of Life 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. And what a blast it was.
As one attendee put it, “It was awesome to see a well-attended event with normal people, normal conversations, and normal things to laugh about and discuss. In a room of people who are clearly more intelligent than average, I was all ears and my learning muscle was on.”
Said another: “It was a fantastic event and a great time.
I have pages of notes and many more To Do’s from all the great points the speakers shared with us.”
And I didn’t have to look outside the School of Life for my speakers at that event, because our community is full of geniuses. Every last presenter was also a member.
We closed with a fantastic comedy show from Dave Smith, whom I flew down just for our event.
Each month, as we conquer yet another life challenge that once felt beyond your reach, 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.
Now 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.
Members of my School of Life and I work together through some of the most persistent difficulties facing us – not just as libertarians, but as human beings.
The K-12 years are difficult enough, what with the weird ideologies many teachers want to impose on your kids. But after that: what should they do? For some people and professions, college can still make sense, but for others it surely doesn’t.
And in fact, 43% of college graduates wind up underemployed, after all that time and expense. Is that what you want for your family?
So much awaits you inside.
Join me and a hand-picked expert live twice a month for an expert training in a topic that will help you make more money, overcome one of the obstacles the lizard people have placed in our path, or otherwise make a tangible improvement in your life.
That could be money management, education, firearms, home security, investing, parenting, business, social skills, effective communication (speaking, writing, etc.), and many more.
These are experts at the top of their game. It could easily cost you $1,000 to buy just an hour of their time (if you could even get on their schedule). But I’m bringing you two a month. And the live Q&A can often run an hour or more.
I’m paying a fortune to have them come on, so you can be sure we’re getting all of our questions answered.
YOU HAVE FULL ACCESS TO EVERY PAST TRAINING AND ASK ME ANYTHING (AMA) WE’VE EVER DONE.
Plus a lot more.
This has been one of the best surprises to come out of the School of Life. Many of our members are entrepreneurs and business owners. Some are operating multimillion-dollar businesses. Others are just dipping their toe into the entrepreneurial waters.
So whether you want to launch your first business or add another comma to your bottom line, you’ll want to participate in one of these groups. You’ll get advice from, network with, and bounce ideas off other smart people. And you’ll make much faster progress by pledging to complete one task important to your success every week.
Also for our entrepreneurs and business owners: every quarter, you can get a 30-minute 1-on-1 session with one of our business experts. They can give you advice – and perhaps more importantly, help you make fruitful connections to accelerate your business growth.
These groups aren’t just for rapidly achieving business goals. In the coming weeks, we’re going to be starting accountability groups for weight loss, health, and fitness, too. These goals are much easier to reach when you have someone checking in on you. Plus losing 15 pounds or reaching a fitness goal is more rewarding when you have a whole group of friends cheering you on.
And we’re working on a feature that will allow you to start a group on whatever topic is most important to you.
As libertarians, we believe in individualism. But sometimes we take this too far and isolate ourselves from our allies. When we come together, we can make incredible advances in our own liberty and well-being in a remarkably short time.
Which is why my School of Life has a members-only discussion and networking board.
There’s a section where entrepreneurs help each other overcome obstacles and find new opportunities.
We also have ongoing discussions about crypto, technology, health, homesteading, and protecting yourself and your family.
Members have started threads where they ask questions and share advice on fitness, occupations, relationships, and education.
As far as I know, this is the largest group of libertarians in the world. And we’re all in this together, guiding and supporting each other in every area of life.
By the way, I’m paying for everything at our optional in-person event: the food, the space, the entertainment.
If you’re not in the School of Life, a ticket to this live event will cost you $495.
However, when you become a part of this incredible community today, you won’t have to pay a dime.
Now, I’ve done the math. Between the thousands of dollars I spend every month bringing in the best experts in their fields…
In fact, I’m asking for only $83 a month.
Many of us spend between $100-$200 a month on a decent gym membership. And that’s a small price to pay to keep your body healthy and strong.
Well, this is the first program that helps you strengthen your life skills, your financial position, and your ability to defend your own liberty and your children’s future.
If you don’t think that’s worth as much as a gym membership, then you and I see the world differently.
You can sit by helplessly as people
who despise you throw more obstacles in your path.
You can do something.
Nobody is coming to save you.
You have to do it yourself.
With my School of Life, you won’t have to go it alone.
But I should tell you: there are no refunds.
This is an extremely high-quality program, and it delivers everything I am describing and then some. The only reason someone would want a refund
is if he isn’t using it – and if you don’t intend to use it, I urge you not to join.
Serious people only, please.
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.
There is nothing else like it.
To borrow from Barry Goldwater: in your heart, you know I’m right.
We have to do this.
This is how to find freedom in an unfree world – for you, your children,
and your grandchildren.
The doors close when the timer hits zero.
Be a part of it.