“This is one of my favorite conversations I’ve had, and this is episode number 363,” said Tom Woods at the end of his 20-minute conversation with me. “I personally think this has been a fantastic episode. I can’t say enough about it.”
Nothing sweeter than making a fellow author jealous. Tom Woods is a New York Times best-selling author who has published eleven books on the subjects of American history, contemporary politics, and Austrian economics, and he was amazed the seasteading book is going to published with the eminent Simon and Schuster, “a big, big major publisher, which naturally elevates any book, in terms of significance and visibility and credibility. Very very important.”
He’s also a heck of a lot of fun. Tom expressed great enthusiasm for ocean living on his podcast, Seasteading Is Happening: Liberty Through Floating Cities, showing particular interest in the voluntaryist aspects of the cruise ship industry.
“We don’t sit on a cruise ship and think to ourselves, `Well, what kind of system of governance do they have? Do they have a constitution? Are they electing selectmen? Do they have a governor?’ It’s a private company that runs that cruise ship, and I think that’s part of the reason that we enjoy being on board.”